handschuhschneebalwerfer asks: Hi, I am going to be in Iceland for a day in July, and was wondering if, since you had recently an excursion there, you would have suggestions of a good way to spend one day in Iceland?
» SFB says: Stay in Reykjavik. It’s perfectly sized for a day visit and gives you enough flavor for the country that you won’t feel like you shortchanged yourself by not leaving the city. Mt. Esja is in the distance. Nearly everyone speaks English fluently, so you won’t feel completely lost if you don’t know Icelandic and just want to spend the day walking through the shops. (One thing you’ll notice: There are very few international retail chains. The only one I can recall is KFC/Taco Bell. No Starbucks or McDonald’s, which might weird you out for a second. But really, it’s refreshing.) There’s a church tower in the city, Hallgrímskirkja, that has an amazing view if you pay the 600 Icelandic Krona to go up to the top. And there’s a pretty cool walking tour that’s totally free and doesn’t take too long. (If you’re not a city person, I hear the Blue Lagoon is pretty rad too.) — Ernie @ SFB
We have so many experts from educationalists to the police and those who work with children behind this, that this has become much broader than party politics. At the moment, we are looking at the best technical ways to achieve this. But surely if we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the Internet.Halla Gunnarsdottir, adviser to Icelandic interior minister Ogmundur Jonasson • Discussing Jonasson’s proposal to ban online porn in the country, arguing from the angle that it would lower violent crime. While some sites are writing about this as if it has a chance of actually going through, an actual Icelandic politician with internet-related chops, Wikileaks spokesperson and Icelandic Parliament member Birgitta Jonsdottir, calls Gunnarsdottir’s stance “unaware how the internet works” and says “the possibility that this bill will pass through the parliament is near zero.”
People are always donating some organ after they died. It’s no more remarkable to donate a penis than it is to donate an organ like a kidney. He liked to be in the limelight, you know? He was a funny guy. He was a boaster, a braggart… he liked to be provocative.Sigurdur Hjartarson, head of the Phallological Museum in Iceland • Talking about his latest acquisition, the penis of the late Pall Arason, a 95-year-old Icelandic man who had agreed to the donation. He penis was pickled for preservation following his death, and despite the museum having had similar pledges from other people throughout the years, Arason’s phallus is now the first and only successfully donated human specimen at the museum. Of course, you go for the human penis, but you stay for the 67-inch sperm whale penis. source (via • follow)