A Selection From George W. Bush’s Eavesdropping Tapes: Matthew Barney And Björk Place An Ikea Phone Order.
BY CHRIS MCCOY
MATTHEW BARNEY: (On phone.) Matthew. Barney. Sure. It’s called the Flärke. F-L-A-R-K-E. It’s a bookshelf.
BJÖRK: (In background.) Ask if they have an aluminum igloo.
MATTHEW BARNEY: (Muffled.) I’m on hold. I’ll check when he gets back on.
BJÖRK: (Giggling.) Imagine if clouds were made of licorice!
MATTHEW BARNEY: Flärke. With an umlaut over the a. Also, my wife was curious if you sold aluminum … Yes, I can hold again.
BJÖRK: The winter makes me feel particularly blinkered.
MATTHEW BARNEY: The Flärke is in stock? Great. Another quick question. My wife is Scandinavian and she was wondering if you had any aluminum … All right, I can hold.
BJÖRK: Icelanders complete the echo with feel.
MATTHEW BARNEY: You’re kidding me. If you can’t deliver it, why do you have the option to order by phone?
BJÖRK: Pandas are sexy.
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