World Be Getting Warmer, People Be Getting Colder

By Seth Freilich | Trade News | July 7, 2010 |

So for a laugh, Gnarr's political party (called the Best Party) won recent elections in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, taking 34.7 percent of the vote and over a third of the council seats. So last week, Gnarr was sworn in as Mayor. But because his Best Party only got a plurality of votes, now he's got to build a coalition. And the reason he's my favorite Mayor? Because he has a fantastic prerequisite for his new coalition partners -- they must have seen all five seasons of "The Wire."

Fucking genius.

Sadly, as New York Magainze tells us:

Unfortunately, Gnarr seems to have internalized the lessons of the show all too well, quickly demonstrating the difficulties of maintaining one's principles while in public office by teaming up with center-left Social Democrats "despite Mr. Gnarr's suspicion that party leaders had assigned an underling to watch 'The Wire' and take notes."

Good to know that politicians are broke-ass cheaters even in Iceland. But still, good on ya, Gnarr.

...I don't have anything funny or clever to end this post with. Too tired. Come up with an appropriate concluding quote from "The Wire" in the comment section, would ya?

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