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June 24, 2014

BUT IT FEELS LIKE ONLY SIX HOURS

British Airways planes will screen a seven-hour film showing a rail journey through Norway in real time as its first foray into so-called Slow TV, a genre it says should appeal to long-haul passengers seeking relaxing viewing.

(Thanks to Phil McAvity)

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Next month, passengers on the Bergen to Oslo train will get to watch a British Airways trans-Atlantic flight.

I guess it doesn't matter where you are or what you're doing, you always want to be somewhere else doing something else.

Isn't this the same country that watches programs of people knitting?

It would be as exciting as watching paint dry, grass grow or a baseball game.

Okay, so this should be long enough to entertain passengers while sitting on the tarmac. What's the in-flight entertainment going to be?

Sure, but how are they going to make the plane feel like it's bumping over the ties? Or should I ask?

What would they have shown during this flight?

And on train rides they'll show real time movies of people on airplanes squashed six across into tiny, uncomfortable seats with no food, screaming babies and fat people crashing their seats back into other people's knees.

as long as you get an IV of gin it will be great

I've been on that train. Compared to northern Norway, the scenery is boring. I don't want to watch it again.

I knew there was a reason I don't fly British Airways anymore.....

Can't be longer than "Top Gun" during the showing of which, my wife actually elbowed me in the ribs because my snoring was louder than the movie.

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