Gunnhildur Arna Gunnarsdóttir, one of the news editors of Morgunblaðið, has resigned from the paper as she disagreed with the paper’s handling of the information published in the Black Report. In particular she found fault with the screaming headline on the front page of the paper the day following the publication of the report, and […] Read more
As I wrote back in February, Penis Mall is being put up for sale — and the bidding starts today! Baggalútur featured it prominently on their Official News Page. The State Real Estate Agency has sent out the following press release: For private sale, beautiful two-story detached home, centrally located in Kópavogur. The property is […] Read more
So, Eyjafjallajökull has been behaving reasonably well for the last few days, meaning that it seems to have ejected most of its ash stockpiles for the time being and is now emitting lava like a good little volcano. The lava, I’m told, is running to the north and is melting ice which is causing a […] Read more
A cool little video in which my friend Krista takes on the Eyjafjallajökull challenge – and nails it. RESPECT!
So both Keflavík and Reykjavík airports are closed today due to volcanic ash. The ash fallout was predicted, and I fully expected to wake up today to find everything covered in a thin layer of gray dust. In fact I was dead curious to finally be able to see some of that insidious matter that […] Read more
What happens to ordinary people when a nation’s economy collapses? Over the last year and a half I have been asked that question, or variations thereof, numerous times. Much of the discussion about the meltdown here in Iceland has focused on the Big Picture – the systemic failure, the culprits, the banks, the currency fiasco, […] Read more