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A Stunningly Sad, Yet in the End Oddly Encouraging Statistical View of War

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June 8th, 2015 at 10:52 pm

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Re/code Is only eight days old, and yet….

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January 8th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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For Once There’s A Reality TV Show I Like

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Naturally, you can’t see it in the US. It’s called “Alt For Norge” which means “All For Norway,” and puts Americans of Norwegian descent — which includes me — on a series of misadventures in Norway. They generally don’t speak the language, and for the most part are like most Americans, unaccustomed to international travel. So in the home market, it serves the purpose of entertaining its viewers by exposing newcomers to local customs. At the same time it reminding them that a lot of the stereotypes of the “ignorant American” are both intact, yet can be defeated by a healthy dose of exposure to the culture of their ancestors. I for one found it hilarious. There’s a little narration that you won’t understand unless you speak Norwegian, but practically everything else is in English. In the segment below, the remaining contestants — several competing for a $50,000 prize and a meeting with their existing relatives in Norway have by this point already been eliminated — are learning to swear. Since its Norwegian TV and not American TV, all the English swear words are included so wear headphones

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December 14th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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Too Bad More People Won’t See This Or Understand It.

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Someone finally lays it on the line about Coke and soda generally.

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March 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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How I Spent My Monday

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I love my job.

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December 3rd, 2012 at 8:56 pm