October 21, 2009

When the banks went bankrupt last year the former Prime Minister made a famous TV speech where he used the phrase God bless Iceland (gúð blessi Ísland) which was to stress the seriousness of the situation. Iceland is not a religious country and politicians here do not mention God in their jobs. A few days ago there was an article in the paper about a lady that teaches cross stitching at an old people's home. She has now started to cross stitch this phrase. The old people also made cross stitching wall pieces with the slogan: helvítis fokking fokk that would translate something like damn fucking fuck. It comes from a TV comedy show where a man made a sign to use in the demonstrations outside the parliament last fall and he couldn't put into words a better slogan that summarized how bad things were. You feel warm inside thinking about the old people cross stitching these things.

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