November 24, 2012
Spoof charity single asks Africans to donate radiators to Norway
Who ever said Norwegians don't have a sense of humor? Just in time for the holidays, a Norwegian group calling itself Radi-Aid has launched an appeal to ship radiators from Africa to Norway. Their cause is the plight of freezing children during Norway's harsh winter months. It's complete with a new music video, and incorporates all the right tropes (see here, here and here) — some people might miss the satire.
These people aren't playing around though. Their effort is a serious critique of misguided development, and of the Western media coverage which often accompanies it.