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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Ephron & Downton: Musings From Vacation

    Ephron & Downton: Musings From Vacation
    Ah, vacation.  More than ever before, I put aside the work, the chores, all the stuff that mucked-up some of the summer and focused on my family during the last week.  We swam, rode bikes, took kayak trips, played frisbee and board games...and did a lot...

    Back To Tennessee: The Oxford American's Annual Southern Music Issue Just Made 2013 Better

    Back To Tennessee: The Oxford American's Annual Southern Music Issue Just Made 2013 Better
    Sometimes it seems like we’ve reached a peak-oil situation with regard to good, old, formerly unknown or obscure music: the great stuff has been located, mined and hauled to the surface. Now there are only little pockets left to be blasted out and...

    Local "Skirt" Tale Left Out Of "Titanic"

    They called him ``Skirts'' behind his back and he had to build a high fence around his Kensington home to ward off curiosity seekers.     The local legend of William T. Sloper has prompted unabashed giggles and piqued the curiosity of area residents ever...

    Recyling Newspapers into fuel

    As if you needed another reason to buy newspapers (sorry, cheap marketing plug there), there's now research that suggests they can be used for biofuels.   From Cars.com, via The Detroit News:   If researchers at Tulane University have their way,...