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(Guardian)   Bjork refuses to wear jeans and t-shirts because they are "a symbol of white American imperialism, like drinking Coca-Cola"   ( divider line
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2005-03-13 12:31:47 PM  
Someone please tell her that releasing her music is also a sign of white American imperialism.
2005-03-13 12:34:45 PM  
I don't buy her albums because they are a symbol of white, Icelandic Suckitude.
2005-03-13 12:35:45 PM  
Or, in other words, they make her look FAT
2005-03-13 12:39:32 PM  
Teh Fark is down again!
2005-03-13 12:45:44 PM  
mahakala: Teh Fark is down again!

The system is down!
2005-03-13 12:51:10 PM  
*brews a pot of coffee*
2005-03-13 01:51:18 PM  
Wasn't this the woman who wore a swan to some awards show? If she doesn't like it, she should pull all of her albums from circulation in the US and enjoy her success in Europe and (chortle) Iceland.

Good luck and good riddance, Bjork!
2005-03-13 01:51:34 PM  
I woulnd't mind seeing her out of jeans and a tshirt. She's hot in a freaky wierd kind of way.
2005-03-13 01:53:24 PM  
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/ok, it still hurts though.
2005-03-13 01:53:55 PM  
I woulnd't mind seeing her out of jeans and a tshirt. She's hot in a freaky wierd kind of way.

Definitely. One of the few women to make craziness seem hot as hell. Right up there with Sinead O'Connor.

/love Bjork
2005-03-13 01:55:37 PM  
Blah, blah, blah. Say what you want. I still think she's adorable and talented. Probably in that order.
2005-03-13 01:57:52 PM  
I forget... am I supposed to give a damn about Bjork?
2005-03-13 02:01:27 PM  
Submitter is a farking lame troll. The article doesn't say one word about that shiat.
2005-03-13 02:03:20 PM  

"A true fashion radical, Bjrk champions designers like Rei Kawakubo and Sophia Kokosalaki (who made the 'curtain' she wore to the 2004 Olympics). She would never wear jeans and a T-shirt, she says, because they are 'a symbol of white American imperialism, like drinking Coca-Cola'. Her most famous fashion faux pas was wearing a swan outfit to the 2000 Oscars (she claims it was a conceptual joke). Does she ever tire of being eccentric? 'It's like music. So long as it's a form of self-expression, I'm quite into it, but not when it becomes about power status. I do try and wear stuff by unknown designers, and I make sure I pay because if nothing else I have money.' "

Gotta actally RTFA

/who's this Bonk or Bork biatch again?
2005-03-13 02:07:29 PM  
Ha. Whoops. Be careful when just using edit>find for keywords!
2005-03-13 02:08:16 PM  
Oh Jesus farking Christ you have got to be kidding me.
2005-03-13 02:50:03 PM  
Oh look, she made an attention whore comment, what a shock. It's almost like she's shooting for an eccentric image that will make her fans think she is more than just some other musician who deliberately plays upon their sensibilities to encourage their support.

Not like that would be the case at all, never.

2005-03-13 02:51:38 PM  
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2005-03-13 02:55:22 PM  
Here's a quarter.

Call someone who cares.
2005-03-13 02:57:51 PM  
The best thing about getting old is not knowing and not caring who the hell people like bjork are.

As long as she stays off my lawn I don't give a rat's ass.
2005-03-13 03:10:22 PM  
You can still call somone for a quarter?
2005-03-13 03:16:12 PM  
It's fun to see that so many people "don't care" about Bjork so much that they feel compelled to comment on her views.
2005-03-13 03:22:37 PM  
It's oh so quiet. Shhh. Shhh.
2005-03-13 03:50:09 PM  
I cannot imagine how batty her daughter with Matthew Barney is going to be.
2005-03-13 03:52:02 PM  
.. But I agree with her that jeans and tshirts are American symbols. Whether they're symbols of imperialism is debateable. I'm not sure if everything iconically American is automatically iconically imperialist.
2005-03-13 04:21:52 PM  
Are any jeans or t-shirts still even made in the USA?
I know Levi's of the last jeans makers to do so.
2005-03-13 04:36:17 PM  
I would hit it, and then drink a yummy white imperialist Dr Pepper
2005-03-13 05:14:20 PM  
She would never wear jeans and a T-shirt, she says, because they are 'a symbol of white American imperialism, like drinking Coca-Cola'...

Translation: Her records don't sell in the U.S.
2005-03-13 06:07:23 PM  
But she lives in New York.
2005-03-13 07:13:15 PM  
How does she feel about kilts and tshirts? Cause that's all I wear. Am I some sort of Scottish-American imperialist?
2005-03-13 08:11:54 PM  
New Rules: Only white imperialist Americans are allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts and drink Coca-Cola. Everybody else wears their colorful native costumes or goes nekkid.
2005-03-13 08:45:10 PM  
She makes Sinead O'Connor seem rational.
2005-03-13 09:44:24 PM  
Who cares what she says. As long as she keeps putting out good, accessable pop music, I'll be listening.

Say what now?
2005-03-13 10:50:52 PM  
I can't stand her or her music, but I do love her Peppermint Patties.
2005-03-13 11:08:50 PM  
I hate everything about Bjork.
2005-03-13 11:10:18 PM  
Bjork used to be hella cute. Now, she looks like a fat pig. I mean, if she was still a hottie, she could wear anything she wanted. Now, she's old, busted and dresses like an idiot.
2005-03-13 11:10:48 PM  
I guess I have the english nihilist look perfected: er, jeans and t-shirt.

Um. My t-shirt says Sepultura instead of fark, if that helps me out.
2005-03-13 11:11:35 PM  
Bjork is a bjiotch.
2005-03-13 11:12:35 PM  
I bet she wouldn't say that to Ralph Lauren's face. He'd kick her icelandic azz and look suave doing it....
2005-03-13 11:12:38 PM  
guess what dipshiats? not everyone likes america. she can smack on the u.s. attitude without giving a shizz as to what bland, middle-american cogs think about her.
2005-03-13 11:14:52 PM  

ON Fark we're not allowed to directly attack people, so... there is this person I know called Damper. He's a real douche-bag, and hates amerika. In fact, he's a communist and probably a terrorist. I told him to go to hell.
2005-03-13 11:15:05 PM  
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I don't know....I'd probably hit it.
2005-03-13 11:15:28 PM  
While I think her music sucks and I disagree with her comment about tshirts and blue jeans, I wholeheartedly support her "reporters deserve an ass kicking" stance.
2005-03-13 11:15:40 PM  
I liked this line:

Today, they live in Noel Coward's old house across the Hudson from Manhattan

For those who don't know, this is a euphemism employed by people too embarassed to admit they live in Jersey.
2005-03-13 11:16:10 PM  
I'd hit it.

But she probably wouldn't want my penis inside her because it would support white American imperialism, or whatever.
2005-03-13 11:16:29 PM  
I bet she has a dope Beastie tee. She's O.G.
2005-03-13 11:17:55 PM  
Outshined, and has been since the first EP?
2005-03-13 11:19:59 PM  
This story just means more stuff american jingoists everywhere can't listen to!! This is great! By the time new wave republicans and gung ho americans figure out who they *can't* listen to they will be reduced to listening to Scotty Dee exclusively...

Let;s see now: No French ANYTHING, no U2, very few major motion pictures (unless it is Bruce Willis or Mel Gibson), definetly no independent films, Bruce Springsteen? right out.

I dunno, it doesn't sound like a lot of fun being a modern conervative. No wonder these guys are just pissed off all the time.
2005-03-13 11:20:07 PM  
Does anyone here know if Icelandic babes look like Bjiatch? I thought they were tall and blonde. Iceland is a strange country, they are trying to portray the country as a caucasion Thailand... You know, Iceland the party country, come here and get laid and all that jazz.
2005-03-13 11:20:30 PM  

Bland cogs are found everywhere, not just middle America. Bland cogs make terrible trolls, though.
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