Saturday, December 31, 2005

Take 11 minutes to enjoy New Year's Eve as the Germans (and Swiss, Australians, South Africans and Latvians) do.
Every New Year's Eve, half of all Germans plunk down in front of their televisions to watch a 1963 English comedy sketch called Dinner for One. ... The show's popularity has spread to Scandinavia, where it is typically watched on December 23, as well as Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Australia, and Latvia....

Even though Dinner for One is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most frequently repeated TV program ever, it has never been aired in the United Kingdom or the United States, and most of the English-speaking world is ignorant of its existence...

(You can
watch all of Dinner for One here ....)
-- Slate

What this says about the world, you decide.

Happy New Year.