Nicelandic society is all-abuzz with the news that no-I-do-not-realize-I-have-overstayed-my-welcome Central Bank director Davíd Oddsson is set to appear on news programme Kastljós this evening.
It bears mentioning that Doddsson rarely appears in the media unless a] it is a drottningaviðtal [queen-interview, aka he is alone so he can hold forth about himself at will] or b] he intends to drop a major bombshell into the thick of the current debate – something that Nicelandic society will be tediously preoccupied with for days.
The last time Doddsson appeared in Kastljós, of course, he uttered the immortal words “the Icelandic state does not intend to pay the debts of heedless men” – allegedly causing British PM Gordon Brown to freeze the assets of Landsbanki using anti-terrorist legislation, and creating the most serious diplomatic rift Icelandic has experienced in decades. One can only speculate what he plans to do this evening to turn this country on its head [some people think he’ll announce his resignation; YT thinks hope springs eternal] but one thing is sure – we’ll all be talking about it tomorrow.
IT’S BURSTING DAY!
This is the day when we all eat salted lamb and split pea soup until we’re about to explode. Some of us consider this day slightly inferior to the much-touted Cream Puff Day, but YT begs to differ – I love saltkjöt og baunir and would probably eat it three times a week if it wasn’t so ridiculously bad for you. Meanwhile, today is much the same as yesterday weather-wise, damp and gray. Right now 4°C [39F], sunrise was at 8:52 am and sunset due for 6:31 pm.