In shocking news broadcast on every network today President Obama admitted to the American public that the Earth is not flat as previously thought, but round, like a planet….
He stopped short of admitting that Darwin’s latest work (1888) on Evolution should replace all Creationist teachings in schools, but his realisation that same sex couples can fall in love and marry is maybe the first step towards the United States of America becoming a secular state.
Well, in a week that leaves me struggling to find a new definition of surreal, Obama’s decision to belatedly join the 20th century was the least interesting.
Europe has been groaning under the weight of Election News. The high point for me was Professor Pongoo beating a Lib Dem candidate in Edinburgh council elections. Penguin power prevails… [great avi].
The French election was just boring, no-one here was interested, and the Greek anti-everything movement was trying to find other anti-everything parties to form a coalition with…. kinda oxymoronic really… the bookies are betting 4/6 that they’ll pull out of the Euro. The crap newspapers are talking about cheap holidays in Greece as their take on the story.
But I think this pales a bit in comparison to the Bum Bomb, or Butt Bomb, I guess, if you are in the US.
Exploding underpants stories unconnected to hot Madras curries are few and far between and should be savoured [maybe wrong choice of words there]. Yemen, a place which warns it’s tourists that there is actually no salmon fishing [it's a desert ...duh!] does do a good line in fitted exploding undies.
Just picture the scene… a British double agent walks into a shop and asks for tailor-made exploding panties… Now, does the shop keeper think “Bloody British and their perverted sexual practices” … Are we in Carry On Up the Yemen? It’s a plot that would grace any Peter Sellers inspired spy movie. Wonderful.
So…the definition of what is real and what is surreal becomes a little more misty this week …. not that it was that well defined beforehand.
Have a great weekend…