Getting your pulse down – slow TV
Thought for the day…..” Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it.” (Irving Berlin).
” A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions”
Back in 2013 Norwegian TV NRK broadcast a 12 hour, non-stop programme at prime time on a Friday evening showing a burning log fire. Just a log fire, nothing more. For 12 hours. It did have some commentary, from wood ‘experts’ who gave tips on burning, stacking and slicing wood. People sent messages to the TV producers, half of them complaining that the bark on the wood was facing up, and half sent messages to complain that the wood was facing down. Reports said that 1 million people, or more than 20% of the entire population tuned in to watch the wood burning. Fresh wood was added as needed, with viewers giving advice on where to place it. Now in the news is the story that Icelandic television has followed the trend, with a programme from a farm showing 24 hours of live lambing. Icelandic TV said that it wanted to give viewers an ” unforgettable time for those able to see the little lambs being born into this world”. Almost as bad as the 18 hours of salmon swimming upstream, shown live, again on Norwegian TV. I wonder if they are planning a marathon TV programme showing paint drying? It says a lot about Norway and Scandinavia !!
A happy scene from Cuba for the photo today.
and another photo from the archives….market colour in the Netherlands….
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