GRAPEVINE’S PURCHASES THAT JUSTIFY EXISTENCE - The Reykjavik Grapevine

GRAPEVINE’S PURCHASES THAT JUSTIFY EXISTENCE

GRAPEVINE’S PURCHASES THAT JUSTIFY EXISTENCE

Published September 2, 2005

Larger than Life
from Tiger
400 ISK. Bill Murray inherits an elephant in this concept comedy from the time in Murray’s career when he wasn’t Mr. Sex Bomb for Generation Elektra complex. Despite the concept, Murray makes you chuckle, makes you sad, and has some kind of deeper humanity thing going on.
Whale meat
at Kolaportið
500 ISK.
We’ve been told by many tourists that this is an essential purchase. If you aren’t a bemused tourist, but just a hungry editor, you may want to skip this: I’ve purchased this inexpensive, extremely red meat (diving mammals need more red blood cells), and have never been able to cook it properly. And, as whales die slow, horrible deaths when harpooned, I would have a lingering sense of guilt, had I not grown up eating environment-destroying, hormone-injected, corn-fed cattle.
Puffin snow globes
from Rammagerðin
498 ISK.
Self explanatory. If you don’t know the appeal of a snow globe with a puffin on it, you’ve done something wrong in your life.
Music boxes
from Kirsuberjatréð
about 4500 ISK.
These works of art contain local folk songs and extremely unconventional folk art. Visit the shop and check out the boxes, but be warned, the box you pick out but don’t purchase immediately due to price consideration will be gone when you return in an hour.


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