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  • Lomographic moon. http://t.co/yfTtnDTVX3
  • worth sticking with it, although the end was a bit limp. It’s a mood thing, just fancied something heavier than Die Hard again.
  • No trains until 4am. Travelling home south of on the night buses. Like clockwork so far, although first bus had a faulty door.

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  • Man meets pretty girl while trying to escape his past vs boy meets girl and decides to what do (or at least try) with his future. Both fail.
  • Blue Valentine (2010)
    #IMDb Melodrama than saved by its acting. Gosling in particular. 4* http://t.co/UjlPjbH3Ch
  • The Passenger (1975)
    #IMDb Nicholson and Maria Schneider excellent in Antonioni directed movie. 4*. http://t.co/ca0gWvSwHn

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  • Worst I can remember since moving to London in 97. Welcome to Bergen, London (Bergen is the wettest city in Europe).
  • Glad I made it home tonight. Had the road pretty much to myself walking home, not counting dozen of broken brollies and random recycling.

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  • This while shagging 10000 women. Barbara Cartland “beats him comfortably … more than 700” titles. No mention of Barbara’s shagging record
  • Georges Simenon wrote “staggering 393 books during his 53-year career” [Sunday Times] (75 Maigret novels, now to be republished by Penguin).

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  • Hvorfor bruke mindful når vi har et godt, om ikke bedre, norsk ord som “åndsnærvær”?

Daily Digest for December 20th

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  • OFSTED-head claims that kids aged 7 must sit formal exams to stop Britain losing “education race”. Finland STARTS school at 7. Do the maths

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  • “There’s no fear of ridicule in my films”. Leos Carax (in interview on the extras of “Holy Motors”). Good man.
  • Followed by The Saga of John Fahey on BBC4. http://t.co/Ba9RFoBeKH
  • Blues America pt 2. Twerking looks to be at least 50 years old, so why be upset about Minnie Mouse’s kid? http://t.co/Y0SaD2wX36

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  • This will be interesting. Statoil is invited back to Iran according to the Telegraph (via ) http://t.co/7A5FboU3kS
  • Nelson Mandela dies aged 95 http://t.co/3ko7GauK4u
  • “observational incident”? translated: “on the departure board you can clearly see that your train is fucked”

Daily Digest for December 4th

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  • Sunday Times reports that Norway’s slow-TV (live knitting, trains, coastal express, log burning) might cross Atlantic. Route 66 live planned
  • What struck me with Blues America is how futile it might be to look for ‘authenticity’ in music and how early blues often was about hits.
  • Good timing, since I’ve watched BBC Four’s Blues America: Woke up this Morning http://t.co/xad8f8k2ha over the weekend.
  • First time I’ve across blues lady Sugar Pie Desanto, but I’ve met Hell blues festival supremo Kjell Inge Brovoll (we’re from the same island
  • Welcome to Hell http://t.co/vuEvRTJbh1 good timing by Vice, blues lady Sugar Pie Desanto visiting the town Hell, Norway.
  • The Real Walter White (‘one of Alabama’s most successful meth cooks’) http://t.co/S7eThvPysK via

Daily Digest for December 2nd

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  • Japanese citizens demonstrating against state secrets bill are committing “acts of terrorism” - Abe gov’t official: http://t.…
  • Hitler-snub a “fable” according to Times, “the man … was Cornelius Johnson, the black American winner of the high jump, the previous day”
  • One of Jesse Owens’s gold medals from Berlin 36 will be sold at auction according to The Times and
  • someone going “but you are Norwegian” yet?
  • “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker, 40, is dead, according to his social media accounts. http://t.co/sCmc2kT3Jc
  • Santa Muerta estimated to have ten million followers. No mention of Heisenberg.
  • “We believe that behind all these big and structural evils there is a dark agent and his name is The Demon”. Father Triana explains drug war
  • you always loathed. And so it is that, like a total wanker, I have fallen in love with cocktails”. Sophie Heawood in The Guardian.
  • “life’s neat trajectory inevitably turns you into a perfect combination of the person you always wanted to be and the person you always
  • Free simple art idea: a pinball machine with a glass window back panel. Luck & religion at play. http://t.co/uNw5HxBP9k
  • “a year-long diplomatic freeze and pressing need to boost British exports has prompted a rethink”. New Norwegian gov trying same tactics.
  • PM Cameron cosying up to China according to The Thunderer. “Turning the page” on China-UK relationship, turning the back to the Dalai Lama
  • The Times mag’s feature on “How to be a man” might as well have been called “How to be bland (unless you are Paul Smith)”. Disappointing.