Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Björk and Her Neighbors

I haven't yet read Michael Lewis' latest in Vanity Fair, about the financial collapse in Iceland, but I look forward to it. In the meantime, the excerpt that Andrew Sullivan posted is hilarious:
Because Iceland is really just one big family, it's simply annoying to go around asking Icelanders if they've met Björk. Of course they've met Björk; who hasn't met Björk? Who, for that matter, didn't know Björk when she was two? "Yes, I know Björk," a professor of finance at the University of Iceland says in reply to my question, in a weary tone. "She can't sing, and I know her mother from childhood, and they were both crazy. That she is so well known outside of Iceland tells me more about the world than it does about Björk."


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