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Best phrase of the day, so far 
26th-Jun-2010 09:51 am
"The Best Party, whose members include a who’s who of Iceland’s punk rock scene..."

From "Icelander’s Campaign Is a Joke, Until He’s Elected," an article in the New York Times about the election of anarchist, comedian, and singer Jon Gnarr as mayor of Reykjavik.
26th-Jun-2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
With his party having won 6 of the City Council’s 15 seats, Mr. Gnarr needed a coalition partner, but ruled out any party whose members had not seen all five seasons of “The Wire.”


...and then the backstory that he dropped out of school aged eleven, having concluded it would be of no use to him in either of his future careers as clown or pirate.

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