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(Iceland Review)   Independent Iceland turns 70 today; still can't explain Björk's appeal   (icelandreview.com) divider line 69
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2014-06-17 01:10:09 PM  
OK, so. This took some searching for, but.....
 
2014-06-17 01:10:56 PM  
oops... now with pic
 
2014-06-17 01:12:07 PM  
I give up. Unfetchable, whatever that means. Probably that the picture catch be fetched from its location, but still. It was kinda cute.
 
2014-06-17 03:33:15 PM  
Hyperballad is pretty good.
 
2014-06-17 03:33:57 PM  
www.elsewhere.org
 
2014-06-17 03:35:24 PM  
I wish a record label or movie studio would make a star out of someone other than Bjork form iceland.  If for no reason than to have someone else mentioned when Iceland is mentioned.

Still Bjork was(is?) kinda cute.


/hot
 
2014-06-17 03:37:48 PM  
I was in Iceland in early July last year.  Had a whale of a time and I had whale meat as well.

Should I post pics?
 
2014-06-17 03:38:44 PM  

Wolfmanjames: I was in Iceland in early July last year.  Had a whale of a time and I had whale meat as well.

Should I post pics?


You should always use caution when posting pictures of yourself shoving meat into your mouth.  Particularly inter-specially.
 
2014-06-17 03:39:03 PM  
www.somekindofawesome.com

Hot
 
2014-06-17 03:39:58 PM  
Simple:
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2014-06-17 03:40:41 PM  
madpwnage.net
 
2014-06-17 03:40:43 PM  
I just looked up some info on Iceland and found out it was invaded during WW2. I always thought they had invited the allies in after Denmark was overrun but it turns out the British just rolled in and took it over. The US replaced them in 1941.
 
2014-06-17 03:41:11 PM  
I love to see a seduction scene for some show put to 'All is full of love'.
 
2014-06-17 03:42:01 PM  
Have you ever heard Bjork? Have you ever heard Bjork on weed?
 
2014-06-17 03:42:24 PM  
I had whale meat as well

you bastard!
 
2014-06-17 03:42:58 PM  

mike_d85: make a star out of someone other than Bjork



Sigur Rós

Of Monsters and Men

Lazytown (TV show)
 
2014-06-17 03:43:45 PM  
Independent from who?
 
2014-06-17 03:44:40 PM  
extras.mnginteractive.com

Best live band going.
 
2014-06-17 03:44:57 PM  

bigdog1960: Independent from who?


Denmark
 
2014-06-17 03:45:32 PM  
Iceland also jailed bankers responsible for the banking crisis losses in their country and made them pay their own legal costs.  (as opposed to exoneration and bonuses on the taxpayer elsewhere)  That, and the fact that ice blondes give me great boners well I digress...  Tip of the hat and glass to Icelanders!
 
2014-06-17 03:47:25 PM  

markie_farkie: bigdog1960: Independent from who?

Denmark


And it turns out they actually declared independence from Nazi-occupied Denmark, and weren't just nudged into it by the occupying British/Americans...

/thus making Singapore the only nation to ever declare independence against its will
 
2014-06-17 03:50:32 PM  

mike_d85: I wish a record label or movie studio would make a star out of someone other than Bjork form iceland.



Emilíana Torrini is another famous singer from Iceland.  She's quite good, too.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 03:50:42 PM  

mike_d85: I wish a record label or movie studio would make a star out of someone other than Bjork form iceland.  If for no reason than to have someone else mentioned when Iceland is mentioned.

Still Bjork was(is?) kinda cute.



cdn.snowboardermag.com

Hallidor is the effing MAN.
 
2014-06-17 03:52:18 PM  

hammettman: That, and the fact that ice blondes give me great boners well I digress.


The blondes aren't the only cute ones:

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 03:53:49 PM  
Bjork is a talented, weirdly hot, extraterrestrial. What's to explain?

mike_d85: I wish a record label or movie studio would make a star out of someone other than Bjork form iceland.  If for no reason than to have someone else mentioned when Iceland is mentioned.


i.imgur.com

They've even been on Game of Thrones.
 
2014-06-17 03:55:33 PM  
Happy birthday, Eesland.
img.fark.netimg.fark.netimg.fark.netimg.fark.netimg.fark.net

/Óðinn ackbar
 
2014-06-17 03:57:22 PM  

leevis: I just looked up some info on Iceland and found out it was invaded during WW2. I always thought they had invited the allies in after Denmark was overrun but it turns out the British just rolled in and took it over. The US replaced them in 1941.


farm4.staticflickr.com

Pic of the guard shack outside Reykjavik, built by the Brits in 1941.  The Nazis were within weeks of invading Iceland, and Brit intel knew it, and approached the Icelandic government, who didn't want to be part of the war, but after learning that their entire country's population would have been liquidated, they caved and let the Brits come..

Haven't posted a link to these in a while, so.....

My Iceland photos, let me show you them!!
 
2014-06-17 03:57:48 PM  

leevis: I just looked up some info on Iceland and found out it was invaded during WW2. I always thought they had invited the allies in after Denmark was overrun but it turns out the British just rolled in and took it over. The US replaced them in 1941.


If they hadn't, Germany would have though.

---

But fark England, and fark Iceland.

/Danish.
 
2014-06-17 04:01:29 PM  

Snapper Carr: Bjork is a talented, weirdly hot, extraterrestrial. What's to explain?

mike_d85: I wish a record label or movie studio would make a star out of someone other than Bjork form iceland.  If for no reason than to have someone else mentioned when Iceland is mentioned.




They've even been on Game of Thrones.


I think The Mountain is from Iceland too.
 
2014-06-17 04:02:05 PM  
markie_farkie

...but after learning that their entire country's population would have been liquidated...

Why would the Nazis kill off the Icelanders? Too many mouths to feed or something?
 
2014-06-17 04:04:14 PM  

spawn73: leevis: I just looked up some info on Iceland and found out it was invaded during WW2. I always thought they had invited the allies in after Denmark was overrun but it turns out the British just rolled in and took it over. The US replaced them in 1941.

If they hadn't, Germany would have though.

---

But fark England, and fark Iceland.

/Danish.


/Canuckian - where's my tulip?
 
2014-06-17 04:05:18 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: Why would the Nazis kill off the Icelanders? Too many mouths to feed or something?


The entire population of Iceland back in the 1940s was probably well under 120,000 people, so for the Nazis just a warmup act.. No point in keeping pesky locals around to meddle in your affairs.
 
2014-06-17 04:10:09 PM  

leevis: I always thought they had invited the allies in after Denmark was overrun but it turns out the British just rolled in and took it over.


Can you even imagine how farking happy those British troops were to get that assignment?

"Sorry old bean, I know you were keen on testing your mettle by charging Jerry's Panzer brigades with a sticky bomb and a stiff upper lip, but we've decided to send you a thousand miles in the other direction so you can watch over a country filled with hot springs and statuesque blondes. I do hope you find some way of consoling yourself."
 
2014-06-17 04:11:12 PM  
Enough already with the tragic anniversaries!
 
2014-06-17 04:11:45 PM  

oldfarthenry: spawn73: leevis: I just looked up some info on Iceland and found out it was invaded during WW2. I always thought they had invited the allies in after Denmark was overrun but it turns out the British just rolled in and took it over. The US replaced them in 1941.

If they hadn't, Germany would have though.

---

But fark England, and fark Iceland.

/Danish.

/Canuckian - where's my tulip?


You'll probably get it (or something actually Danish) if you stop claiming Hans Island as Canadian. It's somewhat unbelievable that a tiny, uninhabited island is a thorn in relations between Canada and Denmark, but then again Argentina went to war with the UK over a couple of islands where sheep and penguins outnumber people...
 
2014-06-17 04:12:01 PM  

leevis: I just looked up some info on Iceland and found out it was invaded during WW2. I always thought they had invited the allies in after Denmark was overrun but it turns out the British just rolled in and took it over. The US replaced them in 1941.



The Icelandic part of Denmark was occupied by the UK after Germany occupied the part on the European continent.  More Danes fought for Germany than supported the D-Day invasion.
 
2014-06-17 04:22:57 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-06-17 04:31:36 PM  

hasty ambush: More Danes fought for Germany than supported the D-Day invasion.


Would like you to get your shinebox for his yellow star:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-17 04:31:52 PM  

Paris1127: ...But fark England, and fark Iceland.

/Danish.

/Canuckian - where's my tulip?

You'll probably get it (or something actually Danish) if you stop claiming Hans Island as Canadian. It's somewhat unbelievable that a tiny, uninhabited island is a thorn in relations between Canada and Denmark, but then again Argentina went to war with the UK over a couple of islands where sheep and penguins outnumber people...


What I don't get with Hans Island: just split it down the middle. Done.

Like you said, hardly worth the diplomatic spat..
 
2014-06-17 04:35:45 PM  
 
2014-06-17 04:37:23 PM  
tkevathe.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-17 04:46:49 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Paris1127: ...But fark England, and fark Iceland.

/Danish.

/Canuckian - where's my tulip?

You'll probably get it (or something actually Danish) if you stop claiming Hans Island as Canadian. It's somewhat unbelievable that a tiny, uninhabited island is a thorn in relations between Canada and Denmark, but then again Argentina went to war with the UK over a couple of islands where sheep and penguins outnumber people...

What I don't get with Hans Island: just split it down the middle. Done.

Like you said, hardly worth the diplomatic spat..


I have no idea what you guys are talking about, so here's a rabbit with Hans Island on its head.

rabbitwithhansislandonitshead.jpg
 
2014-06-17 04:51:23 PM  

Wolfmanjames: [fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net image 720x960]


well, that's today's show-stopper
 
2014-06-17 05:09:20 PM  

spawn73: But fark England, and fark Iceland.

/Danish.


What is it with you and grabbing for things you can't hold onto?
 
2014-06-17 05:14:58 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Wolfmanjames: [fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net image 720x960]

well, that's today's show-stopper


That was in Reykjavik.  Most people were really nice, but he was a real blockhead.
 
2014-06-17 05:18:02 PM  

hammettman: Iceland also jailed bankers responsible for the banking crisis losses in their country and made them pay their own legal costs.  (as opposed to exoneration and bonuses on the taxpayer elsewhere)  That, and the fact that ice blondes give me great boners well I digress...  Tip of the hat and glass to Icelanders!


Prisons in Iceland are like 4-star hotels, claims an infamous, Brasilian fugitive

Prisons in Iceland are few and generally low security.
 
2014-06-17 05:18:41 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net
Iceland's Parliament building at a quarter of two in the morning. This was about as dark as it gets this time of the year.
 
2014-06-17 05:32:19 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: spawn73: But fark England, and fark Iceland.

/Danish.

What is it with you and grabbing for things you can't hold onto?


Me, or Denmark?
 
2014-06-17 05:47:17 PM  

Wolfmanjames: This was about as dark as it gets this time of the year.


Lots moar webcam links here!
 
2014-06-17 05:47:57 PM  

Snapper Carr: Bjork is a talented, weirdly hot


My opinion, too.

She also publicized the fight against foreign ownership of Iceland's thermal energy.

Paying outside interests to use your own resources is idiocy. It's simply exporting cash.
 
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