I think this photo is pretty awesome. (Best viewed large – just be prepared that it takes quite a while to load)
Let’s see: England out. Finland out. Norway out. Denmark out. Denmark worse than Northern Ireland.
Berlingske Tidende informs us that Grand Teatret in Copenhagen will be host to a series of German films in the coming week-end.
The title of the event?
German Films Go North
I kid you not.
(Actually, the programme is repeated in Stockholm 6-9 December. I may make a note of that)
The government presented its programme, entitled “The Society of Opportunities” (sigh … a) when were politics reduced to marketing and b) could you imagine a programme entitled “The Society of No Opportunities”?).
Some very fast key points:
- Public sector quality reform
- Labour market, easier access for qualified workers
- Tax reform with substantial tax cuts for work income
- Promotion of sustainable development
- Infrastructure investments in railways and road traffic
- Referendums on Maastricht opt-outs (no dates given)
- Increase foreign aid to 0.8 % of GDP
My main point in this post is that the issues are likely more related to the composition of people’s offline networks and the structure of these sites rather than people’s aesthetic preferences.
One thing which is good about not living in Denmark is that I don’t have to pay a licence fee to DR.
DR is supposed to be a public service-broadcaster and in Denmark this means listening to or viewing programming which is full of all kinds of technical glitches (the squeaking doors are just the most hilarious example), news
programmes shows where you remember the anchors’ flashy suits (but not their names or the actual news), automated music programmes à la Classic FM, systematic cuts of every kind of programming which is not commercially streamlined including the abandoning of children as a target group.
It really isn’t surprising to learn that the monumental palace housing this disaster is leaking.
The question is: Will DR still exist in five years’ time? And will anybody mourn its passing?
Yes, I do have to pay a fee to SR and SvT instead.