Overheard in the hot pot
“All those people who have been protesting … I’d be really interested in knowing how many of them have paid taxes. I’m convinced that 80% of the protesters have never paid taxes.”
Where: The 42-44 °C hot tub at the Seltjarnarnes swimming pool
When: Sunday, 8 February, 2009 @ 18.20.
Who: A certain individual best known for being the brains behind hit children’s television show LazyTown.
GORGEOUS WEATHER, SHAME ABOUT DODDSSON
The protests started at 8 this morning in front of the Central Bank and the sound of tribal chanting reached all the way to the West End of Reykjavík, about 4 km away as the crow flies. Apparently neither Doddsson nor his sidekick showed up for work, although a gray van was driven into the bank at some point during the morning, reportedly under special protection by Reykjavík’s finest. This after Doddsson sent PM Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir a lengthy rant in the form of a letter last night, which was equal parts comical and sad. More on that later. Right now brilliant sunshine with a thin veil of cloud hovering in the sky. Temps a cool -2°C [28F], sunrise was at 9.42, sunset scheduled for 5.42 pm.