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(Some Guy)   The mayor of the capital of Iceland, a comedian and founder of the Best Party, writes what could possibly be the most intelligent and insightful welcome to the New Year, ever   ( grapevine.is) divider line
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2012-01-16 09:27:43 AM  
I think the Subby chose "capital of Iceland" after a few aborted attempts to spell Reykjavik.
 
2012-01-16 09:42:37 AM  
Is there anybody like him running for president of the USA?
 
2012-01-16 09:44:02 AM  

RexTalionis: I think the Subby chose "capital of Iceland" after a few aborted attempts to spell Reykjavik.


Or subby is in marketing and knows more people would understand and appeal to "capital of Iceland" over this thing called Reykjavik.

This needs more research. What exactly are you trying to do here, subby?
 
2012-01-16 09:47:12 AM  
I thought the mayor of Reykjavik was a lesbian. That is a dude, right?
 
2012-01-16 09:49:17 AM  
I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was not disappoint.
 
2012-01-16 09:50:31 AM  
Hey look, humor centered around Star Wars. That's pretty wacky. What's this guy's webcomic URL?
 
2012-01-16 09:51:08 AM  

markfara: I thought the mayor of Reykjavik was a lesbian. That is a dude, right?


And it's still in the North Atlantic?
 
2012-01-16 09:52:06 AM  
Iceland is so awesome in so many ways.

Why can't we be more like them?


/ I know- because socialism, which makes baby Jesus cry.
 
2012-01-16 09:53:29 AM  

jjwars1: This needs more research. What exactly are you trying to do here, subby?


Children better than parents, USA election in 2012, human-positive Matrix in 25 years (extremely optimistic), tourism, milk chocolate eggs.
 
2012-01-16 10:01:12 AM  
What's going on with his hair?
 
2012-01-16 10:01:55 AM  
In the US, he would be one of the goofy candidates that run in every election but never get many votes. It's a different country from ours.
 
2012-01-16 10:02:07 AM  

markfara: I thought the mayor of Reykjavik was a lesbian. That is a dude, right?


The prime minister is who you're thinking of.
 
2012-01-16 10:02:57 AM  

Cormee: What's going on with his hair?


Best. Comb-over. Ever!
 
2012-01-16 10:02:58 AM  

that was my nickname in highschool: I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was not disappoint.


Prime minister of Iceland is a lesbian.
 
2012-01-16 10:03:40 AM  

markfara: I thought the mayor of Reykjavik was a lesbian. That is a dude, right?


You're thinking of the Prime Minister of Iceland (new window), but I can't comment on the person in the picture.
 
2012-01-16 10:04:40 AM  
When I see a comments section controlled by that damn Facebook plug-in, I get all stabby.

/Fark Facebook
//but the mayor is teh funny, no?
 
2012-01-16 10:05:46 AM  

lenfromak: In the US, he would be one of the goofy candidates that run in every election but never get many votes. It's a different country from ours.


The Great State of Minnesota (new window) would disagree.
 
2012-01-16 10:06:42 AM  

Joce678: Is there anybody like him running for president of the USA?


Sure, Stephen Colbert.
 
2012-01-16 10:17:03 AM  

Cormee: What's going on with his hair?


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2012-01-16 10:17:08 AM  
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/hot like a consonant filled volcano
 
2012-01-16 10:26:14 AM  
what the fark am i reading.jpg
 
2012-01-16 10:29:19 AM  
Main thing I took away from the article is that they've got fantastic pot over there in Iceland.
 
2012-01-16 10:39:26 AM  
For those interested in further reading, google Doug Stanhope's experience doing a show at a prison in Iceland.
 
2012-01-16 10:39:27 AM  
I'd go there for easter. chocolate eggs filled with icelandic messages sounds fun. especially if the messages came from the eddas or something.
 
2012-01-16 10:42:19 AM  

jjwars1: RexTalionis: I think the Subby chose "capital of Iceland" after a few aborted attempts to spell Reykjavik.

Or subby is in marketing and knows more people would understand and appeal to "capital of Iceland" over this thing called Reykjavik.

This needs more research. What exactly are you trying to do here, subby?


I lived there for a year.. Not in marketing, but yes, the appeal of "capital of Iceland" seemed more appropriate for this headline!
 
2012-01-16 10:54:37 AM  
Iceland is in the North Atlantic. Its capital city is Reykjavik. True or false: French was the official language of England for more than 600 years.

/If you said true, you win 50 American dollars!
 
2012-01-16 10:55:06 AM  
Mr. Gnarr,

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
 
2012-01-16 11:01:42 AM  

Pinhead Patriot: True or false: French was the official language of England for more than 600 years.

/If you said true, you win 50 American dollars!


No, it wasn't. It was the language of the gentry and nobility. But it was never the "official language." And, at least for the beginning, it wasn't standard French as we know it today, either, but a variant of the Old Norman language (since William the Bastard was a Norman) which is related to French. In England, it eventually turned into Anglo-Norman, which subsequently evolved into Law French, which some (truly pretentious) lawyers use today sometimes.
 
2012-01-16 11:30:43 AM  

RexTalionis: Pinhead Patriot: True or false: French was the official language of England for more than 600 years.

/If you said true, you win 50 American dollars!

No, it wasn't. It was the language of the gentry and nobility. But it was never the "official language." And, at least for the beginning, it wasn't standard French as we know it today, either, but a variant of the Old Norman language (since William the Bastard was a Norman) which is related to French. In England, it eventually turned into Anglo-Norman, which subsequently evolved into Law French, which some (truly pretentious) lawyers use today sometimes.


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It's going to be a tough one tonight.
/hot like my place in Reykjavik
//you should come down
 
2012-01-16 11:31:26 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: what the fark am i reading.jpg


The ramblings of some guy from Iceland.

[image from i1136.photobucket.com too old to be available]
 
2012-01-16 12:02:41 PM  

Arkanaut: lenfromak: In the US, he would be one of the goofy candidates that run in every election but never get many votes. It's a different country from ours.

The Great State of Minnesota (new window) would disagree.


Jesse was a good governor. His big mistake was not being a Republican or a Democrat. So BOTH parties blamed everything THEY did on HIM. I'd have voted for him again, if he'd run as an incumbent.
 
2012-01-16 12:31:55 PM  
"I wish more tourists would come during the horrible months"

/haha
 
2012-01-16 12:46:38 PM  

RexTalionis: Pinhead Patriot: True or false: French was the official language of England for more than 600 years.

/If you said true, you win 50 American dollars!

No, it wasn't. It was the language of the gentry and nobility. But it was never the "official language." And, at least for the beginning, it wasn't standard French as we know it today, either, but a variant of the Old Norman language (since William the Bastard was a Norman) which is related to French. In England, it eventually turned into Anglo-Norman, which subsequently evolved into Law French, which some (truly pretentious) lawyers use today sometimes.


The hell?!

/Balls.
 
2012-01-16 01:01:13 PM  
That awful comb-over is covering up a lot of win.
 
2012-01-16 01:28:24 PM  

Pinhead Patriot: Iceland is in the North Atlantic. Its capital city is Reykjavik. True or false: French was the official language of England for more than 600 years.

/If you said true, you win 50 American dollars!


Came for the reference, leaving pleased. :)
 
2012-01-16 01:44:34 PM  
I am curious after reading this:

Exactly what drugs are legal in Iceland?
 
2012-01-16 01:52:26 PM  
Coach Bombay: I thought Iceland was covered with ice.
María: No, it's very green!
Coach Bombay: I thought GREENLAND was green!
María: Greenland is covered with ice, and Iceland is very nice.
 
2012-01-16 02:15:57 PM  

Arkanaut: markfara: I thought the mayor of Reykjavik was a lesbian. That is a dude, right?

You're thinking of the Prime Minister of Iceland (new window), but I can't comment on the person in the picture.


Hot milfy icelandic cougar with a taste for tuna. Mmmm...
 
2012-01-16 02:35:15 PM  
Dave Thomas should play him in the movie. Robert Patrick in the unlikely event Dave's not available.
 
2012-01-16 02:35:24 PM  

Pinhead Patriot: Iceland is in the North Atlantic. Its capital city is Reykjavik. True or false: French was the official language of England for more than 600 years.

/If you said true, you win 50 American dollars!


5'5"!
 
2012-01-16 03:01:04 PM  

dj maskell: "I wish more tourists would come during the horrible months"

/haha


As someone who just visited there last November, I can say it was awesome!
 
2012-01-16 03:01:18 PM  
E-mail him at bo­rga­r­stjori[nospam-﹫-backwards]kiva­jk­yer*i­s .
 
2012-01-16 03:32:44 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34mHZgP9vkc
 
2012-01-16 05:23:29 PM  

lenfromak: In the US, he would be one of the goofy candidates that run in every election but never get many votes. It's a different country from ours.


Goofy candidates usually don't run in local elections around here. They tend to go for the presidential elections and are usually a lot more crazy than the Best Party people. Fortunately a nutjob hasn't won the presidency so far. But the Best Party winning in Reykjavík was basically a giant fark you vote to the established parties. Besides they can't really screw up that badly.
 
2012-01-16 05:24:31 PM  

northguineahills: As someone who just visited there last November, I can say it was awesome!


Well you were pretty lucky. It was a good November.
 
2012-01-16 05:34:29 PM  

Halli: Goofy candidates usually don't run in local elections around here. They tend to go for the presidential elections and are usually a lot more crazy than the Best Party people. Fortunately a nutjob hasn't won the presidency so far. But the Best Party winning in Reykjavík was basically a giant fark you vote to the established parties. Besides they can't really screw up that badly.


Like, what do YOU know, anyway??? Acting all smart and informed, like someone who actually LIVES there or something..
 
2012-01-16 05:55:05 PM  

markie_farkie: Halli: Goofy candidates usually don't run in local elections around here. They tend to go for the presidential elections and are usually a lot more crazy than the Best Party people. Fortunately a nutjob hasn't won the presidency so far. But the Best Party winning in Reykjavík was basically a giant fark you vote to the established parties. Besides they can't really screw up that badly.

Like, what do YOU know, anyway??? Acting all smart and informed, like someone who actually LIVES there or something..


Sorry :(

P.S. had whale at Sægreifinn during the New Year's. That place is an amazing tourist trap. But the whale was good.
 
2012-01-16 05:58:40 PM  

Halli: P.S. had whale at Sægreifinn during the New Year's. That place is an amazing tourist trap. But the whale was good.


Last whale I had was out at Kaffi Duus the day before I left in 2006.

I really need to get serious about a return trip! It's been too long!
 
2012-01-16 06:05:42 PM  

markie_farkie: Halli: P.S. had whale at Sægreifinn during the New Year's. That place is an amazing tourist trap. But the whale was good.

Last whale I had was out at Kaffi Duus the day before I left in 2006.

I really need to get serious about a return trip! It's been too long!


Ugh it's in Keflavík. I don't go there unless I'm wearing kevlar and a helmet.

/Work with a guy from the area
//He doesn't seem to be all that amused with my constant jokes about the locals tendencies towards criminality
 
2012-01-16 06:39:31 PM  
What I most look forward to in the coming year is acquiring an Obi Wan Kenobi costume and wearing it around and practicing Jedi-tricks. I also hope I will be permitted to marry people. I also would very much like to see more tourists in Reykjavík. I am mostly interested in getting people that are rich, interested in swimming and like to spend a lot of money on nonsense. Others are also welcome, though.

I'm thinking of moving to Iceland now.
 
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