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I think I’ll just Haarde tonight. You?

Super extra-long Kastljós this evening to go over all the issues covered in the parliamentary report released this past weekend. Because along with recommending that the four MPs should be indicted, the committee made all sorts of extra recommendations on how we should overhaul just about every facet of public administration in Iceland.

Because the way things were done here pre-2008 were so dysfunctional it makes North Korea look normal. In case you hadn’t noticed.

Anyway, too much detail to go into here; however, I did learn during the programme that there is a new verb in the Icelandic language: að haardera, or “to Haarde”, meaning: to do nothing. Heh.

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  • Pauline September 14, 2010, 11:16 am

    Haardy har har 🙂

  • Alexander E. September 14, 2010, 1:41 pm

    “Because the way things were done here pre-2008 were so dysfunctional it makes North Korea look normal. In case you hadn’t noticed.”

    Yeah. No banks – no problems 🙂

    And have I understood it right – the report recommended to haarde as the best option?

  • Londo September 14, 2010, 4:00 pm

    Yes, haarding would be a good idea. And if I should fail, I’ll just try haarder 🙂

  • kevin oconnor, waterford ireland September 14, 2010, 6:33 pm

    All well and good getting out a few crucifix’s “Give us Geir screamed the mob”, but it still leaves the pesos issue with the Dutch,Brits and to an extent the Germans unresolved, I see that your president has come out against ordinary icelanders having to cough up for it, I concur with his view, pity that above goverments probably dont, I myself had never heard of icesave till it blew up, could be a nice EU blocker which would play into a certain parties weltanschauung not mentioning anyone in particular ha ha ha.

  • Andrew Moriarty September 14, 2010, 6:36 pm

    At least Iceland isn’t Greece, the situation in Greece makes Iceland look relatively mild.

  • kevin oconnor,waterford ireland September 14, 2010, 8:21 pm

    @Andrew Moriarty what are you talking about !!, At least Iceland is not Ireland,the situation here makes Greece look relatively mild and well Iceland perfect nothing to worry about ha ha ha ho ho ho.

  • sylvia hikins September 14, 2010, 8:40 pm

    Andrew…’At least Iceland isn’t Greece’ Not sure what you meant by this- corruption? or the state of the economy? Because on the latter, a recent article in the Financial section of the Guardian newspaper put Iceland as the worst economy in Europe, below Greece. I guess whichever way you look at it, it’s going to be a Haarde Day’s Night!
    sylvia from viking wirral

  • kevin oconnor,waterford ireland September 15, 2010, 1:46 am

    @Sylvia Haarde Day’s Night, your wasted on this blog you should be on TV or something.Maybe Geir will be singing “yesterday” if he gets banged up in the slammer.

  • Pauline September 15, 2010, 11:38 am

    He does do a brilliant Jonnie Cash number “I walked the line”

    Saw him perform it at the anti racism concert a few years ago.

    So is he a politician, a singer or a prophet? 🙂

    To walk the line? A reference to walking the painted line in American prisons?

  • Hanne September 15, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Another new word courtesy of the Icelandic bank collaps and the good people at Arnastofnun: Hrunkvöðull, from “frumkvöðull”, an innovator or entrepeneur – “frum” means early, beginning, cell; “hrun” is collapse. So this is someone who made the collapse happen. example: The banker was a hrunkvöðull, making very risky investments.

  • Douglas September 16, 2010, 12:37 am

    But does a hrunkvöðull have hrunkvöðva ?

    (Sorry, folks, it’s a desperately bad, but at the same time irresistible, Icelandic pun …)