Islândia.

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Terra civilizada, com mais editores e livros publicados por pessoa do que qualquer outro país do mundo. Aqui, calcula-se, um em cada dez habitantes publica um livro. Com sorte os islandeses serão capazes de vencer Portugal num campeonato desportivo idiota, poupando-nos a horas e horas de reportagens em directo e relambórios patrioteiros.

9 pensamentos sobre “Islândia.

  1. Era bonito, mas não nos livravamos da análise sociológica ao triste fado de perdermos com uma cambada de pescadores e labregos que jogam à bola com cabeças de carneiro, enquanto não se suicidam, lá no frio…

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  2. Não tem nada a ver com o post, mas lembrei-me de si.
    Em 1967, poucos antes de formarem os Python, o John Cleese e o Graham Chapman escreveram para o Frost Report este sketch:

    Adrian Wapcaplet sits in his luxurious advertisting agency office. The client, Mr. Simpson, enters and Wapcaplet rises to greet him.
    WAPCAPLET: Ah! Come in, Mr. Simpson. Welcome to Follicle, Ampersand, Goosecreature, Eskmio, Sedlitz, Wapcaplet, Looseliver, Vendetta, Wallaby and Spong, London’s leading advertising agency. Do sit down. My name’s Wapcaplet, Adrian Wapcaplet.
    SIMPSON: How do you do.
    They both sit.
    WAPCAPLET: Now, Mr. Simpson—I understand you want us to advertise your washing powder?
    SIMPSON: String.
    WAPCAPLET: String, washing powder—what’s the difference?! We can sell anything.
    SIMPSON: Good. Well, I have this large quantity of string—112,000 miles of it to be exact—which I inherited. I thought that if I advertised it …
    WAPCAPLET: Of course, a national campaign! Useful stuff, string, no trouble there.
    SIMPSON: Ah, but there’s a snag, you see. Due to bad planning … the 12,000 miles is in three-inch lengths.
    He gives Wapcaplet a sample three-inch length of string.
    SIMPSON: So it’s not very useful …
    WAPCAPLET: Three-inch lengths, eh? … That’s our selling point! Simpson’s Individual Stringettes!
    SIMPSON: … What?
    WAPCAPLET: The “Now” string … pre-sliced, easy-to-handle Simpson’s Individual Emperor Stringettes. Just the right length!
    SIMPSON: For what?
    WAPCAPLET: Er … a million household uses!
    SIMPSON: Such as?
    WAPCAPLET: Tying up very small parcels, attaching notes to pigeons’ legs, destroying household pests …
    SIMPSON: Destroying household pests?
    WAPCAPLET: If they’re bigger than a mouse you can strangle them with the string, and if they’re smaller you can flog ’em to death with it .. Buy Simpson’s miracle Stringettes today!
    SIMPSON: Miracle? It’s only string!
    WAPCAPLET: Only string? It’s everything! It’s waterproof!
    SIMPSON: No it isn’t.
    WAPCAPLET: All right—it’s water-resistant, then.
    SIMPSON: It isn’t.
    WAPCAPLET: … All right! It’s water-absorbent! It’s …superabsorbent string. Absorb water today with Simpson’s Individual Water Absorbitex Stringettes. Away with floods!
    SIMPSON: You just said it was waterproof …
    WAPCAPLET: Away with the dull drudgery of workaday tidal waves! Use Simpson’s Individual Space-age Flood Preventers!
    SIMPSON: You’re mad.

    Transcrito da autobiografia do Cleese. Ele termina dizendo: “Not that zany, I agree, but we were getting there.”
    Espero não ter moído a sua paciência.

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