Meanwhile, a Norwegian broadcaster from NRK who interviewed YT and Sigurjón Egilson after the panel last Saturday sent me an mp3 file of it last night. I’ve had trouble uploading it as media to my server [apparently it’s too large] and I’ve not worked with mp3s before so unfortunately I can’t upload it here. Real devotees, however, can go here and search for “sånn er livet” [the name of the programme], and then click on the date 24.03. A lot of it is in Norwegian, but with clips of YT speeching in English.
Also, a reader [takk Gunnar!] alerted me to the fact that a number of videos are now up on the website of the Norwegian journalists’ union, including one of the excellent live interview I attended with Nick Davies [see last post]. There is also a hilarious video of the entertainment from that evening, but it probably won’t mean much to anyone who isn’t Norwegian or who wasn’t there [we the foreigners got some of the humor, but unfortunately just a fraction; mind you, that fraction was enough to make me split a gut].
And finally … I’ve decided that this no comment thing is for the birds [bet you knew I wouldn’t be able to hold it out for long, right? – heheh.]It feels kind of like shouting into a long, dark tunnel – and not even getting an echo.
Besides, in speaking with people at the conference last weekend I realized that the comments are also a valuable resource, as readers post links, present varied points of view, etc. So I’ve decided to relax my stringent “no comment” policy and start allowing comments again – but be forewarned, they will be strictly moderated! In other words, they won’t appear on the page right away, and I reserve the right to delete any comment I want, for any reason I want. And I will, too. Just watch me. Rowr.
Very pretty, sunny with a thin veil of clouds this afternoon, but also very deceptive – I went out for a long walk by the lighthouse and it was freezing! Nonetheless, spring is around the corner and we’re getting to the glorious season of endless daylight, with the accompanying burst of energy. A natural high. Yowsa. Sunrise this morning at 7:10 am, sunset at 7:58 pm, and it’s currently -1°C [28F].
[UPDATE: A commenter remarked that the title of this post propagates stereotypes against the Chinese. I just want to state for the record that I meant no disrespect to the Chinese — in fact a little further down I use the same silly term to refer to “YT speeching in English”. It’s just my warped sense of humour and should not be taken as anything more sinister than that. I’m actually fascinated by the Chinese interview — to see my words displayed in the Chinese characters is amazing.]