I was so excited to hear that you may be on deck for NYCC! Trust me, we will show you a great time. Also no worries, it won't be like your last NYC trip. Where snowballs were flung at your bus while you were on a lame ass press tour for Notorious. Lmao that story still cracks me up.
With LEOG being my favorite podcast on the site, it is sad to see it go, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys do next. Y'all have helped me get through a lot over the past few years and I've always been able to count on the podcast to get me in a good mood and relax as if I was hanging with a bunch of close friends. Thank you so much for everything you've given to all of us spillios and I can't wait to see what the new show has in store. I wanted to do a huge piece but decided to do something a bit more simple for the end of LEOG. Looking forward to the remaining episodes LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE
Hey man, recently went to Iceland with my girlfriend. Thought to myself, winters in NYC are traditionally mild but the city blows its gasket if it gets 5-6 inches of snow. So in search of real winter, my GF and I took a short vacation to the East Coast version of New Zealand, which is 5.5 hrs away.
To describe Iceland: What if Nova Scotia decided to become independent, did away with military, armed police, religion, customs at the airport and embraced Wi-Fi as a national right, healthcare, melancholy bands with skinny jeans. Reykjavik, the capital and only city constitutes 80% of the 320,000 population. I thought to myself, "After 2008, would I find the locals be making Wicker men with American flags?" Pretty surprised how social they were. Most Scandinavians have a public/private side to them. They're respectful but not the most open culture and not afraid to say they don't like you. I find the coldest cultures tend to be the most honest and friendship you earn but keep for a life time, the warmer cultures are not honest (not in a bad way) but subscribe to that "Best friend for the day." where friendship is spent like petty cash.
Hallgrímskirkja, Luthern Church translates to Thor's got a big dick. Ok, that's not really true. You may recognize this Church because it was the inspiration forAsgardian Great Hall that houses the throne of Odin in the Thor film. Funny part, the Loki Cafe is right across the street. Guess, Loki became a capitalist after the Avengers. Truthfully Iceland uses Churches and other phallic objects as reservoirs for tourist coin. Maybe 1-2 times a year they go to Church but for the most part, this is the most unreligious country.
The ceiling and repeating lattice of Harpa, the music hall in Reykjavík was reclaimed by the country after the economic fall out of 2008. Incredible space. I mean, if you want to see a concert with electric acoustics, this is the place.
Gullfoss "The Golden Circle" may look familiar because that's where the Engineer sacrifices himself in Prometheus. Seriously intimidating waterfall because not only does the height, the slippery surface with jagged volcanic rock all around but the roar fits the giant jaws swallowing all that water.