Björk Gets Ethered

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.”

A worthwhile sidenote in Wall Street on the Tundra by Michael Lewis, an article detailing the downfall of Iceland’s financial industry.

[tags]iceland, bjork, Björk, crazy, vanity fair, michael lewis, ethered, owned, funny quote[/tags]


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