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Iceland: the land of opportunity

This just in from the Baggalútur news service:

The world-famous Ukrainian investor Boris Molotov is currently in Iceland with plans to invest “like a motherf*cker”.

In Boris’s view, the main business opportunities are in the following: The manuscripts, Bæjarins Beztu hot dogs, and Megas. He intends to purchase a controlling share in those three in order to “take them to the next level”.

He plans to create “fun and a little wacky” Manga graphic novels from the Icelandic Sagas, make Bæjarins Beztu into the world’s greatest fast food chain, and open two massive Megas-themed amusement parks in Europe and the USA, to rival Disneyworld.

Cowabunga!

WEATHER!
The next thing you know, people will be investing in wind and rain. Or frost. Of which we have some right now: currently -2°C [28F]. The sun came up at 10.29 and set at 3.58 pm here in the capital Reykjavík.

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  • cactusZonie November 26, 2009, 8:24 pm

    If Boris wants to bring the Icelandic Hot Dog “med ollu” (loaded) to the whole world he is truly a Gentleman and a Scholar !!!

    I visit Nammi.is and get that sinep and remuladi often. Put he pulsuvagn on every corner like freakin McDonalds !!!

  • Kris November 26, 2009, 8:40 pm

    Moseltov to Molotov!
    Kris

  • James November 26, 2009, 11:01 pm

    I’ve heard of his cocktails, but that’s all…

  • sylvia hikins November 27, 2009, 12:08 am

    He should get on fine with Gudmundsson, Johnnesson, Haraldsson, Smarason and Oddsson et al. Like all motherf-ckers, their loyalty stretches only as far as their income streams.
    sylvia from viking wirral

  • Alexander E. November 27, 2009, 12:52 am

    If you try to look for Boris Molotov at Google – the only result will point to…icelandweatherreport post 🙂
    On the picture provided I saw rather typical “bratok” (brother) – a nickname for “businessman” with criminal background.

    “world famous investor from Ukraine” = banana plantation owner from Greenland :))))))

    So who is next? Some former prime minister from Africa who doesn’t know where to invest his billions? But all of them are in cash – so we need to pay him 50,000 USD for excess baggage ….

  • Joerg November 27, 2009, 6:56 am

    Judging by his hubris, this Molotov guy must be an emigrated Icelandic businessman or bank manager, who has changed his name – a common practice in Iceland, nowadays.

    But anyway, I’ll go queuing up as soon as the first shop is opened in Germany.

  • alda November 27, 2009, 9:38 am

    Er … I hope everyone knows this is a joke.

  • Joerg November 27, 2009, 10:43 am

    I forgot to include the smilies – of course, it’s a joke. But the most funny thing is, that in a proper setting such “news” might pass as truth. This kind of story is too close to the real world “jokes”, like JÁJ still owning much of Iceland’s retail business.

  • alda November 27, 2009, 10:47 am

    True, true. It’s enough to make you cry, really.

  • Alexander E. November 27, 2009, 11:09 am

    This was a joke?
    I thought you are a serious person, Alda…*

    Anyway – weather as seen on….
    Sunrise as of Nov 27th, 2009, Reykjavik 101

    * Baggalútur should be more careful about such jokes. Few people read their site but your blog is quoted by Guardian and Google. So what if real Boris shows up here after being told he is buying something in Iceland? Such dreamsjokes might come true. And who will be blamed for that? 😉

  • kevin o'connor waterford Ireland November 27, 2009, 12:50 pm

    Attention Icelanders you will not be getting any investors from Dubai, Yes you are not alone as they threaten to do an Argentina to to the tune of 80 billion thereabouts, Yes comrades the capitalist markets are once again rattled.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8382103.stm

    This presents a wonderful opportunity for Iceland over that Icesave matter.

    Step One Get your prime minster to email gordon brown saying that if he wont reply to her letters than we aint paying zero,zippo zilch.

    Step Two Change your national flag to the Argentine one

    Step Three Rename your country the Malvinas Islands (nice touch to wind up UK plc)

    Then to celebrate your new found financial independence fly in Madonna to do Evita in your newly completed Opera House

    “Dont Cry for me Argentina tra la la etc etc”

  • BRADSTREET November 27, 2009, 4:00 pm

    How about opening a Disney type theme park based on the Icelandic Sagas?
    VIKINGS OF THE CARIBBEAN anyone?

  • David G November 27, 2009, 7:31 pm

    Why would Iceland want to involve itself with someone named Boris
    when there is a plethera of helpful souls in Nigeria willing to send
    checks for nothing?

  • Andrew November 28, 2009, 12:08 am

    Iceland could go into business advising other countries that get into trouble!:

    “Dubai: the new Iceland?”
    Eirikur Bergmann

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/nov/27/dubai-debt-crisis-iceland

  • Knute Rife November 28, 2009, 12:15 am

    Damn! My daughter was stoked about Manga versions of the sagas.

  • Gwrhyr November 28, 2009, 3:53 pm

    Manga versions of the sagas would sell VERY well. Whoever jumps on that will become a millionaire… let’s hope an Icelander jumps on that so they can attract some revenue to the island. Imagine the movie deals after the mangas also.

  • Knute Rife November 28, 2009, 9:14 pm

    Let’s get on it. My daughter is preparing sketches. We would be more than happy to site the company in Iceland and have all the work done there in return for Icelandic citizenship.

  • alda November 28, 2009, 9:28 pm

    Excellent plan!