Norwegian TV Station to Air Five Straight Hours of Competitive Knitting

Ah, Norway! Land of my people! A Norwegian television station has announced that they plan to broadcast the world knitting record for the fastest time from "sheep to actual finished sweater"—earmarking a full five contiguous hours for the purpose. That's five hours of shearing, spinning, and knitting (plus four hours… » 10/08/13 5:15pm 10/08/13 5:15pm

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Are Both in Norway Right Now, Presumably…

Justin Bieber performed in Oslo, Norway tonight, right around the time Selena Gomez was seen stepping off a plane at Gardermoen airport. As Bieber-Gomez reunion-shippers were quick to point out, why the fuck would Gomez be in Norway if not to get back together with Beebz? Who just goes to Norway? » 4/18/13 8:00pm 4/18/13 8:00pm

We've Gotten a Little Too Good at Finding Breast Cancer

For years, it has been hammered into our brains that the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer was to find it as early as possible and treat it right away. That led to a set of recommendations for routine mammography screenings, and that in turn led to a lot of breast cancer being discovered while it was still… » 4/03/12 11:15am 4/03/12 11:15am

Turn Me On, Dammit! Is the Girl’s Coming of Age Movie that Hollywood…

It's the first weekend in March, and though that may mean something totally different to lion tamers and sheep herders, for us it means that we can all look forward to the Norwegian movie Turn Me On, Dammit! — about a teenage girl whose unabashed libido alienates her from friends and family — not playing in any… » 3/04/12 4:30pm 3/04/12 4:30pm

On Caring About More Than One Thing At Once

A quick Twitter search for "Amy Winehouse" leads to a page riddled with finger wagging superiority. "Now everyone forgot about Norway!" remarked one. "Kids get shot all the time; Amy Winehouse only dies once," remarked another. Fjord kayaking Christ with a beehive. It's possible to care about more than one thing at a… » 7/24/11 2:14pm 7/24/11 2:14pm