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(The Daily Beast)   "When the elves came to me and said, 'Are you ready to be a kind of spokesperson for us,' and I said, 'Yeah, sure,'" Jónsdóttir starts, before hushing into a whisper, "They didn't mention police"   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 37
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2014-05-07 02:42:28 PM
I expected the quote to be exaggerated. But (the article says) she said it!
 
2014-05-07 02:42:37 PM
You just uhhh.... stay on that little frozen spec of land out there Icelanders.... yeaaaahhh..........

/The magical slippery slope of superstition
 
2014-05-07 02:45:09 PM
Meh...

The elves told me the same thing.

Buncha lyin' biatches!
 
2014-05-07 02:47:57 PM
Hey, maybe Legolas and company could move into this cinder block so they don't have to live in a boulder that's in the way of a road. Can they manage that, Jonsdottir?
 
2014-05-07 02:48:22 PM
If they really exist and need protection, why do they seek out fringe dwellers?
Why not contact some big time lawyers?
 
2014-05-07 02:50:58 PM

Herr Flick's Revenge: If they really exist and need protection, why do they seek out fringe dwellers?
Why not contact some big time lawyers?


I think you have the plot to the next Jim Carrey movie.
 
2014-05-07 02:51:18 PM
Icelanders attributing lost car keys to mischievous elves is as common as the rest of the world crediting a prayer to St. Anthony with finding those keys

So not all that common, then?
 
2014-05-07 02:53:58 PM
These must be wimpy elves. I doubt Thranduil or Galadriel need help to  move rocks, or protest roads. In fact, I wouldn't want to get in their way.
 
2014-05-07 02:57:05 PM
www.rareexportsmovie.com
 
2014-05-07 02:57:25 PM
I see no difference between this lady and religious people.
 
2014-05-07 02:57:26 PM
Jónsdóttir herself cited a 2011 study conducted by the University of Iceland that showed that 37 percent of Icelanders said elves possibly exist. What does that mean? "There's no way that 37 percent of the nation is crazy!" she says.

If someone who lived on an island full of squirrels told you that he didn't believe in squirrels and that everyone who says they believe squirrels exist are lying, gullible or deluded, would you think he was a bit nuts?

Because you're saying that 63% of people from Iceland fit this description, and I thought there was no way even 37% were nuts.
 
2014-05-07 03:01:03 PM
Wait till the Leprechaun union hears about this.
 
2014-05-07 03:04:15 PM
That's where I saw the Elf. He told me to burn things.
 
2014-05-07 03:06:50 PM
You think SHE'S cracked?
Every other dame here in Vermont is like that.
cuu coo cuu coo koo koo.

/and you wonder why I don't date.
 
2014-05-07 03:17:08 PM

Panyen: I see no difference between this lady and religious people.


the real difference is the humbling revelation that some atheist types won't believe is that if all religion were eradicated overnight, some other crazy bullshiat would immediately fill the void, not that we'd suddenly go all togas and crystal spires logical.
 
2014-05-07 03:18:17 PM

vudukungfu: You think SHE'S cracked?
Every other dame here in Vermont is like that.
cuu coo cuu coo koo koo.

/and you wonder why I don't date.


is that why? we all just thought you were gay or something...

..not, that there is anything, yknow, wrong with that or anything..
 
2014-05-07 03:22:05 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-07 03:25:09 PM
cdn.thedailybeast.com
Hermione Granger of the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare: the later years
 
2014-05-07 03:25:10 PM

NewWorldDan: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x440]


I loved this movie.
 
2014-05-07 03:25:53 PM
Not much crazier than those who take the bible literally.

I don't think they're crazy insofar as being unable to distinguish reality from fantasy, just people who 'believe' really hard. Hope against hope, and all that.
 
2014-05-07 03:34:39 PM
You live on a sparsely-populated island that is near-homogeneous with a long tradition of myth. What else is there to do but drink, argue with Björk and talk to elves?
 
2014-05-07 03:43:14 PM

Delta1212: Icelanders attributing lost car keys to mischievous elves is as common as the rest of the world crediting a prayer to St. Anthony with finding those keys


worldleaderproposal.com
 
2014-05-07 03:44:45 PM
Whether you believe in elves or not, clearly they've survived this long, in story or reality. They'll still be around in another few thousand years to help you lose your spaceship keys. Even if you fark up their elf church today.
 
2014-05-07 03:53:22 PM
Immediately made me think of this:
4.bp.blogspot.com

(please tell me somebody else has seen this movie. it's poignantly charming)
 
2014-05-07 04:07:41 PM

Inchoate: Immediately made me think of this:
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 580x768]

(please tell me somebody else has seen this movie. it's poignantly charming)


The official website is down and IMDb says it's only in Elvish, no English version. So probably no. (It means "Summerland" in English.)
 
2014-05-07 04:14:30 PM

Fark like a Barsoomian: It means "Summerland" in English


Isn't it "The Summerland" ?
 
2014-05-07 04:49:13 PM

cgraves67: Hey, maybe Legolas and company could move into this cinder block so they don't have to live in a boulder that's in the way of a road. Can they manage that, Jonsdottir?


Talk to Nicodemus. Mention the lee of the stone.
 
2014-05-07 05:00:06 PM
A metric farkton of Americans believe in angels, of all things. At least this woman's belief has thousands of years of tradition rather than being some trendy import.
 
2014-05-07 05:06:12 PM

Facetious_Speciest: A metric farkton of Americans believe in angels, of all things. At least this woman's belief has thousands of years of tradition rather than being some trendy import.


I'm pretty sure angels have been around a while.
 
2014-05-07 05:12:35 PM
Khazar-Khum

I'm pretty sure angels have been around a while.

I'm pretty sure virtually no Europeans believed in angels more than two-thousand years ago. Belief in various spirits of the land (the "elves" in this case) was far more common for far longer.

Thus, angels are, in comparison, a relatively recent import.
 
2014-05-07 05:16:34 PM

jdjoker: cgraves67: Hey, maybe Legolas and company could move into this cinder block so they don't have to live in a boulder that's in the way of a road. Can they manage that, Jonsdottir?

Talk to Nicodemus. Mention the lee of the stone.


*snert*
 
2014-05-07 05:29:17 PM

swahnhennessy: What else is there to do but drink, argue with Björk and talk to elves?


I imagine the elves are easier to understand than her...

www.negrophonic.com
 
2014-05-07 05:59:04 PM

RobSeace: swahnhennessy: What else is there to do but drink, argue with Björk and talk to elves?

I imagine the elves are easier to understand than her...


I farking love that gif.
 
2014-05-07 06:47:47 PM
*Checks thread for Troll Hunter*

*nods approvingly*
 
2014-05-07 07:00:04 PM
Don't trust any gentlemen with thistledown hair...
 
2014-05-07 08:58:22 PM
www.wingclips.com
Dr. Mittag-Leffler: "I'm afraid what you're describing is schizophrenia. I would suggest that you take prescribed medication."
 
2014-05-08 09:10:27 AM

Inchoate: Immediately made me think of this:
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 580x768]

(please tell me somebody else has seen this movie. it's poignantly charming)


So what is it about?
 
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