Reykjavík Mayor Considers Moving to Texas

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Reykjavík Mayor Considers Moving to Texas

By Alëx Elliott
Jón Gnarr

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

“I'm not really sure if I have a free will, and I don't know if my brain has made any decision about what he's going to be making me do next. But I have this strange hunch—which is very weird—that he's taking me to Texas. I've never been there. Texas, in my mind, is a bit like Mordor or something,” says Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr in a recent interview with Vice News. In the extended interview Jón discusses a lot of things, including what he plans to do with himself after he leaves office in a few weeks. He says nothing has yet been decided.

Jón says he has a publishing deal in the works in Texas and that he has a friend who is a professor there. In fact, the whole interview appears under the headline: “Iceland's Anarchist Comedian Mayor Is Moving to Texas”.

In the interview, Jón is not quite so forthright with the Texas move idea, but does say that a series of fun coincidences are leading him to believe he should go to Texas.

Jón says that all the international attention his standing for mayor with the Best Party garnered led him to start writing his social media posts in English, allowing interested people around the world to follow his work.

“One of the first people who started following me was an attorney in Texas. It seemed so absurd that this attorney in Texas was following my story. I noticed him. I noticed his comments. And sometimes I replied because his comments were insightful and intelligent,” says Jón; adding that he later met the lawyer by sheer coincidence, in the Faroe Islands.

The lawyer added further fuel to the Texas fire by encouraging the mayor to visit Texas, even going so far as to mention getting Jón a real cowboy hat.

Jón Gnarr does not say he will move to Texas, but he does say that a lot of different things seem to be leading him there, DV.is reported.

 

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