Best laugh of the (holiday) week

I laugh a lot. You might have noticed. I laugh by myself, I make myself laugh. I laugh at things I see and things I think about, and … things I read.

Let me share this one with you, because it’s so … whatever. From today’s Daily News:

Iceland grants elf rule

Reykjavik, Iceland. — In this land of fire and ice, stories abound of the “hidden folk” — thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland’s wilderness.

So perhaps it was only a matter of time before 21st-century elves got political representation.

Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer.

They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church.

The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group that cites both the environmental and the cultural impact — including the impact on elves — of the road project. — AP


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