HOW RE-ASSURING is this? This picture above shows where the first democratic parliament – the Althingi to all men and their dogs, was set up, in Iceland, slap bang between the tectonic plates of Europe and America – separating by about a metre (whatever that is), a year.
They must have talked a heap of hot air to keep warm in this frozen, treeless climate, there’s no doubt about that! No wonder the average temperature in London, home to the “Mother of All Parliaments”, is higher than the average temperature anywhere else in Blightyland. Much hot air is exhaled.
The lone figure in the Icelandic picture above is probably, or possibly, a representative of Alcoa, the aluminium firm. Heck, we all need aluminium ladders, init?
We only mention this because Bhutan, a kingly state, decided to become a democracy yesterday, despite the wishes of its subjects. Whatever happened to Sikkim? Or Pondicherry, for that matter, which oddly describes itself as the IT hardware capital of India? We were there last year. If Pondicherry means “no scalpel” vasectomy is hardware – see pic below – then we’re with it 1112.23% ♥