The mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city, showed off his funny side recently when he dressed as a Jedi to vote in the country's parliamentary election.
According to a post by Reddit user Shawtay, Reykjavik Mayor Jon Gnarr flaunted his "Star Wars" style on Saturday as he cast his vote:
Gnarr, who has been the city's mayor since 2010, has previously been dubbed the "most interesting mayor in the world." According to a November 2012 post on the website Twisted Sifter, Gnarr, a former punk rocker and comedian, did not have any experience in politics when he formed the Best Party in 2009 as a joke.
Described as a "satirical political party that parodied Icelandic politics," Gnarr's party ended up becoming the biggest winner in Reykjavik's elections in 2010, amid Iceland's financial troubles and frustration over a deficient government.
"It’s a protest vote,” Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson, a political science professor at the University of Iceland, told The New York Times in the wake of Gnarr's surprising victory.
Still, according to News of Iceland, Gnarr has been the mayor of Rejkjavik "longer than the 7 last mayors before him." Though he insists he is "not a politician," Gnarr -- who is known for dressing up in costumes and in drag, as well as for connecting with his constituents on social media platforms like Reddit and Facebook -- ran for parliament this month for the party Bright Future. He did not win a seat.
(Hat tip, MSN)