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gnarr

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v.
Variant of gnar.
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Furthermore, by playing on his double role as a well-known comedian and then a 'serious' politician, Gnarr touches upon important features at the intersection of cultural public spheres and political public spheres.
This is apparent in the Mayor's Diary on Facebook, where Gnarr writes openly about the challenges faced by a newcomer to politics--and receives large number of replies from citizens that form as networked publics on Facebook.
Gnarr constantly appealed to the absurd, making statements and promises that are patently unrealizable.
It was, however, first after the election that Gnarr began communicating via the Mayor's Diary on Facebook.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn political in "Gnarr," a sociopolitical-comedy docu about comic Jon Gnarr's run for mayor of Reykjavik in the wake of the Icelandic economic melt-down.
Gnarr's humor, which is not for everyone and doesn't always translate as effectively as perhaps it should, strives to offend more delicate sensibilities.
Much of the joy of the film is the relentless irritation Gnarr causes the "serious" politicians of Reykjavik, who really don't know how to deal with him: They can't possibly match him for silliness, but they can't take too high a road, either, for fear of being pegged as snobs.
Gnarr's tongue-in-cheek manifesto included creating a Disneyland at the airport, bringing a polar bear to the city zoo and making the parliament drug-free by 2020.
Like pretty much everyone in Iceland, Gnarr was in a band (even touring with Bjork's old group The Sugarcubes) and he's surrounded himself with old punk rockers to help run the city.
No-one's really sure when Gnarr's being serious or not, but is his punk rock parody of politics any worse than what's gone before?