Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Mayor of Reykjavik is a dude... - fave stuff on the web

The Mayor of Reykjavík is a dude...

An Icelandic friend pointed me in the direction of this:

"It goes like this ... This slogan was actually used and you can buy a T-shirt with it. They have it in children sizes ...and did you know that he mayor of Reykjavík is one of our best standup comedian?"

After I'd seen this -- Why Iceland should be on the news, but isn't.
"...What happened next was extraordinary. The belief that citizens had to pay for the mistakes of a financial monopoly, that an entire nation must be taxed to pay off private debts was shattered, transforming the relationship between citizens and their political institutions and eventually driving Iceland’s leaders to the side of their constituents..."


More on Jon Gnarr here

Added this to the rest of my fave stuff on the web here

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1 comment:

  1. Ack- he's not the Mayor any more...

    "As of yesterday, comedian Jón Gnarr is no longer mayor of Reykjavík. After four arguably pleasant years in office, he is yet again “Jón Gnarr, comedian.” By most accounts, he will be missed.

    Yesterday, in what was reportedly a moving ceremony at City Hall, Jón handed over “the keys to the city” to Dagur B. Eggertsson, his successor (and coalition collaborator for the past term), as a new municipal government took the reigns."


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