"Never mind that, let’s talk quickly about this right here: This is a text about the myelination process in children. And that is extremely cool, because it is all about how when children are up to 5 - 6 years old, they might learn any language in the world as if it was their mother tongue. BECAUSE: when they talk, or when they for instance learn a sound, for instance the “th”-sound, which we don’t have in Norway… But if they learn to say “th”, nerves are sent from the brain and the language center, to the muscles making the “th”-sound. If you use this a lot, you will, as a kid, wrap these nerve pathways in something called “myelin”, physically, which makes the nerve signals travel faster. Which means that you quickly can produce the sound “th” as a child. If we, as grown-ups, learn to say the sound “th”, we’ll think “oh, that sounds like the “t”-sound” etc. Which makes us use more time on the train of thoughts.


Oh, Bård. You’re such a nerd. 

This is one of our absolute favorite quotes from Ylvis, because we study language at the university, and find this process extremely fascinating ourselves. The fact that Bård is a language nerd at times is.. ah, love it.

The quote is from the Ylvis III DVD Commentary. 

(via ylvisfans)


"However, there are quite a few current artists doing clever, creative musical comedy, including The Lonely Island, Flight of the Conchords, Tenacious D, Ylvis, Garfunkel and Oates, Reggie Watts, Bo Burnham, and (I’d like to think) myself.

- Weird Al Yankovic (x)  (via goldentshirt) -

Stargate og Ylvis slipper ny låt


Wheee… new Stargate/Ylvis collaboration coming!!! :D


The best way to end a show about two Norwegian comedians trying to be popstars in Kyrgyzstan [x]


Interview with Nrk at Moldejazz. 
Published 17.07.2014

With English subs of course.