Look, _______!

Rocks   2 votes - 100 %
Geysers   1 vote - 50 %
Lava   1 vote - 50 %
Caves   2 votes - 100 %
Glaciers   1 vote - 50 %
Whales (pets or meat)   2 votes - 100 %
Natural bonsai trees   2 votes - 100 %
out! There's oncoming traffic   2 votes - 100 %
here boy, watch what you say about our hot dogs   0 votes - 0 %
here, boy. I'm sick of your page-widening. 320x240 should be enough for anyone   1 vote - 50 %
(WIPO)   0 votes - 0 %
 
2 Total Votes
your browser window must be this wide to enter by Bob Dog (6.00 / 2) #1 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 03:27:09 AM EST
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Ya gotta love a country by wiredog (6.00 / 1) #2 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 03:32:28 AM EST
whose government is officially named "The Thing".

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I know where I'm going next vacation! by greyrat (3.00 / 0) #3 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 03:32:49 AM EST
Seriously. But I'll leave the wife behind. She doesn't want to go anywhere where the temperature is below 80oF.

You say Icelanders aren't good drivers by Rogerborg (3.00 / 0) #4 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 03:50:20 AM EST
But they manage successfully to miss each other by milliEuros while doing 80kph on gravel roads.  Do you see a little contradiction there?

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
'Successfully' missing by BadDoggie (3.00 / 0) #9 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 05:03:27 AM EST
Some do, some don't.

There's a real neat car crash hung as some weird sort of <"warning"/"modern sculpture"> next to the highway back to Reykjav

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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Meh by Rogerborg (3.00 / 0) #10 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 06:11:12 AM EST
Statistics and such.

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
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Now don't go confusing people with facts by BadDoggie (3.00 / 0) #11 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 08:27:01 AM EST
Looking at the injury/kill per-100,000/billion columns doesn't give the full picture since it's pretty easy to total a car without actually getting injured yourself. I can only write about what I saw, and I'm not googling for pedestrian incidents. I have more on this subject come Day 6, and that doesn't include my own experiences which just weren't atrocious, humourous or close enough to bother writing about.

Maybe you just notice it more in such an empty place, but Stef

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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so... by snugglebunny (6.00 / 1) #5 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 04:07:55 AM EST
In Iceland, regular unleaded is 95 octane and super is 98

Same as in the UK. What crappy petrol are you being fobbed off with in the US?


-- Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it - Black Box Recorder : Child Psychology

Must be those northern climes by BadDoggie (3.00 / 0) #8 Tue Aug 24, 2004 at 04:53:42 AM EST
I'm in Germany and I thought we only go up to 92 or 93, but I don't have a car or bike so I'm not positive (and I can't be arsed to go to the "nearest" station to find out). I know the US has 87, 89 and 92 (save for a weird attempt by Sunoco some years ago to let you choose anything from 84 to 95). The only way I ever got my octane to at least 95 was some stuff they used to sell called "Octane 104".

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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Errm by ZodaZtrym (6.00 / 1) #12 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 09:17:31 AM EST
First of all, we're GREAT drivers!! :P
Our first stop was at Sogið (not selfoss) which is just outside selfoss though! And on our way back we first went to Selfoss then Eyrarbakki!
AND WHAT'S THAT ABOUT MY MUM!?!?!?! :p


Answers by BadDoggie (6.00 / 1) #13 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 09:34:42 AM EST
> First of all, we're GREAT drivers!! :P
Yeah, amongst yourselves, maybe. I admit I'm still alive. Beyond that, I stick with my story. You did notice I never mentioned traffic lights, right?

>Our first stop was at Sogi

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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My bad by ZodaZtrym (3.00 / 0) #14 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 09:43:13 AM EST
I'm sorry if I left out Sogið, I must've forgotten! Well, I'll see how dad takes it... :P

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How your dad will take it: by BadDoggie (6.00 / 1) #15 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 10:01:47 AM EST
"Do you read the Bible, Doggie? There's a passage I got memorized, seems appropriate for this situation: Ezekiel 25:17, "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men, Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

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woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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