Tuesday, October 25, 2005

By name and seal

This is indeed a glorious day for Finnmärck.

Our westernmost Atlantic possession, a small cluster of bleak, fjörf-ridden islands off the coast of Greenland, has today been officially recog- nized by the Crown as part of the realm proper.

The cluster, marked on the map only as the B1-66er Archipelago, was probably discovered by Dutch traders looking for an alternative route to Cadiz in the mid 1630es when business was slow. From time to time it has served as home to stranded whalers captured by the drift ice during the winter months, and also the odd eskimo.

It wasn’t, however, until the area was claimed for Finnmärck by Fridjalf Tøysen in 1907 - under the right of Terra Nullius - that it became settled permanently. Until recently it was inhabited by a small, mostly illiterate community of fishermen, characterized by an almost unlimited capacity for hard manual labor and a strict but sincere religious devotion.

The 1997 discovery of vast mineral resources has changed that. The state owned companies that administrate the Crown Princess Randi Deposits now employ over a thousand workers and have a a daily production output of 1.7 tons of Finnmaercium 23.

A small gathering of locals witnessed the ceremony today at Möllhävn where officials unveiled a medium size statue of King Vidar Benito XIII to mark the occasion. In a speech made brief by an unexpected blizzard, Ombudsman Perschonvern B. P. Mongstad said the following:

“B1-66ers, we salute you.”

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4 Comments:

Blogger ddd;a;al said...

well i suppose losing the plot could be considered sexy.

12:46 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Jesus, you are a mean little Latvian, aren't you?

1:06 am  
Blogger b1-66er said...

this goddamn blogger
ate my great "dependence" post
two writing hours GONE

10:13 am  
Blogger ddd;a;al said...

i love it when you call me jesus

1:56 pm  

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