|How is it that "Dagvaktin" sounds so apocalyptic and exciting, but the translated version ("Day Shift") sounds so terribly boring?|
|Post-apocalyptic farmers with just a pinch of comic relief, maybe?|
- Stop corruption: We promise to stop secret corruption. We'll accomplish this by participating in it openly.
- To improve the quality of life of the Less Fortunate: We want the best of everything for this bunch and therefore offer free access to buses and swimming pools so you can travel around Reykjavik and be clean even if you're poor or there's something wrong with you.
- The Best Party pledges that it will not honour any promises given before elections.
- Free access to swimming pools for everyone and free towels: This is something that everyone should fall for, and it's the election promise we're most proud of.
- Listen more to women and old people: This bunch gets listened to far too little. It's as if everyone thinks they are just complaining or something.
- A polar bear for the city zoo.
In 2010, the party was shockingly successful despite its less-than-serious approach to some issues, winning a plurality of seats on the Reykjavik City Council, which enabled Gnarr to become mayor of the city. One of his first announcements following the election was that he would not enter a political coalition with any politicians who had not seen The Wire. He also attempted to allay the fears of people who felt that his party was not serious, saying, "No one has to be afraid of the Best Party because it is the best party. If it wasn’t, it would be called the ‘Worst Party’ or the ‘Bad Party’. We would never work with a party like that." Which: that seems quite logical.
|How do we know it's the best party, really? This suit would be Exhibit A.|
|Even in the cases of Cory Booker and San Francisco, American mayors are nowhere near this cool.|
|By Jove, he's right!|
Oh, and this was his Christmas card last year:
|I know it's not relevant to his political career, but I'm a sucker for Star Wars references.|