Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on January 9, 2008
It’s too bad there’s no way for Norway to secede from the planet. At least Michael Moore’s version of Norway.
This clip shows a segment cut from Sicko, Moore’s condemnation of the U.S. healthcare system. According to Moore, Norwegians not only get a full year’s maternity leave, free cars when needed and the world’s lightest prison sentences, they evidently consider drinking beer to be an environmentally friendly act. The more you drink, the more you sewage you create, the more energy you create to heat your homes.
Sounds good. Except for the fact that Norway’s average summer high is only 65 degrees Fahrenheit. I don’t suppose there’s enough beer on the planet to get the entire country up to 85.
Temperature aside, Moore makes Norway seem like paradise. Unless, of course, all Norwegians are as strangely docile as this clip’s prison warden, who discusses death by chainsaw as if it were a walk in the park.