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11. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

Count me into the "Don't get it" group. It's a video to convince people to pay their bill, seems to me. Is that beerman's mug? Can you implant any image into the space clipboard, the placard, The bureau pic and the conference photo? Is that the funny gag?

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Jul-2010, at 21:44 by Piecar ]

12. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

Quoting Piecar

Count me into the "Don't get it" group. It's a video to convince people to pay their bill, seems to me. Is that beerman's mug? Can you implant any image into the space clipboard, the placard, The bureau pic and the conference photo? Is that the funny gag?

Yes, except I actually thought they had somehow used his photo or found someone who looked just like him. Had me fooled.

I think the Swedish government actually sent this video out to people to convince them to pay their broadcast fees. Not sure how they got people's photos, maybe they store that kind of thing?

13. Posted by lily89 (Budding Member 50 posts) 6y

thats a cool ad, i get it

14. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Quoting Peter

I think the Swedish government actually sent this video out to people to convince them to pay their broadcast fees. Not sure how they got people's photos, maybe they store that kind of thing?

The broadcasting fee in Sweden is similar to the one in Norway. Everyone with a TV has to pay it, and of course a lot of folks try to dodge it (saying they already have a tv with registration at home when they buy a new one). I don't think they would have sent this out with photos already embedded, but apparently it has been sent around by lots and lots of folks to friends etc. I guess the real result in the end would be hopefully a few more folks that register to pay the fee (in Norway it's like 600 USD a year, an amount that pisses me off every time I get the bill!)...

15. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

I remember being in Germany and hearing about it. Apparently they'll come around to your house and sting you if you have a tv (or radio?) you haven't paid for. So, uhm.. are a lot of people leaning towards streaming TV over the internet on a computer monitor? Would that avoid it ?

16. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 6y

Sorry, you're all wrong. I made the video so I could collect all the TV fees across Sweden.....call it my retirement earnings.

And if you have not yet paid your fees for this year, remember that I know where you live. No Peter, online viewing needs to be paid as well. Send me all your money and I won't report you. Because how are you going to survive without watching The Amazing Race every week???????

Thank you all for your time. This commercial has been paid for by you, and endorsed by me.

17. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

Sam I am, Shut UP!....Six hun a year to pay for broadcasting? Damn! I've never been there, and really want to see all the blondes...But that neck of he woods makes Canada's rip off tax system seem tame.

18. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Quoting Peter

I remember being in Germany and hearing about it. Apparently they'll come around to your house and sting you if you have a tv (or radio?) you haven't paid for. So, uhm.. are a lot of people leaning towards streaming TV over the internet on a computer monitor? Would that avoid it ?

There's some kind of device they walk around with that detects TV signals apparently. Or that's the rumour :)

Don't even get me started on the tax system here Derek! :) The broadcasting fee basically covers the operations of NRK, which runs 3 TV channels and a bunch of radio ones. In return, the channels are ad free. They also have mandates about having to run certain types of shows, making sure there are shows in certain languages like Sami etc. I like the concept, just not the price

19. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 6y

Quoting Sam I Am

Quoting Peter

I remember being in Germany and hearing about it. Apparently they'll come around to your house and sting you if you have a tv (or radio?) you haven't paid for. So, uhm.. are a lot of people leaning towards streaming TV over the internet on a computer monitor? Would that avoid it ?

There's some kind of device they walk around with that detects TV signals apparently. Or that's the rumour :)

Don't even get me started on the tax system here Derek! :) The broadcasting fee basically covers the operations of NRK, which runs 3 TV channels and a bunch of radio ones. In return, the channels are ad free. They also have mandates about having to run certain types of shows, making sure there are shows in certain languages like Sami etc. I like the concept, just not the price

BBC is funded the same way £120 a year or something like that. prevents the world having to put up with shite US sitcoms i suppose.
As for tax, the UK isn't far behind on the tax burdon, but at least Norway has something to show for it

20. Posted by confidence (Inactive 5 posts) 6y

Quoting flyingbob

quote=bwiiian....
I don't get it

That makes two of us. Not a clue.

yeah, might be

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