Category Archives: Comedy

A (weird) taste of home

Sitting in my hotel room channel surfing for some background noise while I catch up on e-duties this afternoon, I stumbled upon a surprising bit of vintage entertainment. The 1942 film The Day Will Dawn, which IMDB neatly classifies as a ‘British WW2 flag-waver’, where posh journalist of sorts Colin Metcalfe grapples with the Germans – in Norway.

Amusing to see how Norway and the Norwegians are portrayed, Continue reading

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On the road – the routine

The plan was to blog about London while in London, but I don’t want to totally neglect this one now that it is up and running. Once a month I make the trip over, to just soak up the city and pursue my fascination with stand-up comedy. Being able to fly over so regularly is possible thanks to Ryanair. They may be the most reviled airline in the world, but – and I say this not to attract attention to this blog – I think they’re fantastic.

Defending that stance will take more instalments, but Continue reading

What I did on my summer vacation

In an inspired move to increase my blog creativity, I decided to start a new one, so I can neglect twice as many sites as before with the same effort. Holiday time doesn’t have to mean free time, and having set off once again for London and the UK, I thought it was also fitting to unveil a London-centric blog, with a strong emphasis on the comedy scene there. So when I am completely neglecting current affairs, odd or otherwise, in Norway, I will be trying to share tips about how to live and laugh in the world’s greatest city, here.

London at night

London at night

There should even be some good summer tales up there ‘soon’.

Although I have been too ‘busy’ to blog about what has been happening in Norway, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been taking notes. One day in particular produced some spectacular examples of the ‘cucumbers’ that the Norwegians call their silly season stories. Continue reading