Cooper's reaction to the Icelanders:
"Diane, it is 4:28 AM. I have just been woken up by the most God
awful racket, which you can probably hear over the sound of my voice.
Can you hear that? Up until this moment, I have experienced nothing
at the Great Northern Hotel but the most pleasant, courteous service
imaginable. However, it just goes to prove the point that once a
traveler leaves his home, he loses almost 100% of his ability to
control his environment."
"Diane, I was wondering if you could overnight express to me two
pair of those ear pillow silicone ear plugs, which I used on my
last trip to New York? Naturally, I didn't bring them with me on
this trip, because I didn't feel it would be necessary. However..."
*Sounds of the Icelanders dancing and singing*