And Now for the Rumors Behind the News

Hand me the pliers.If a grad student needs a thesis project, might we suggest a comparative analysis of Firesign Theatre/Monty Python/SNL/Mel Brooks references we’ve deployed Above the Timestamp? We’re reliably informed that comedy did indeed exist outside the 1970s, but our mind is like Classic Rock for Geeks, an infinite loop of “And He Knew Not His Ass From a Hole In the Ground.”

And with that, let’s play Oddball Blogfill!

  • That was your cigar smoldering in the ashtray! Iran’s secret nuke plant revealed; low-angle Times photo artfully disguises how much shorter Sarkozy is than Obama and Gordon Brown.
  • Exit Left to Funway. Have we mentioned that Demrat fundraiser’s $292 million Ponzi scheme yet? No? Well, nobody else has, either.
  • Land Shark! Banks oppose a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, have yet to come up with a pithy line about how regulations will strangle your grandma.
  • Crunchy Frog! “Fanged frog that eats birds” discovered in Southeast Asia. Guess we could have gone with a Dead Parrot there, but that would have been obvious.

He’s not dead. He’s just pining.
This looks like a good thread to discuss Michelle’s dress from the dinner last night. What say you, Stinque fashionistas? I liked it OK from the front, but the gathering in the back did make her butt look big. And it seemed a tad cocktail-ish for a business dinner. Carla, as usual, knocked it out of the park in a little black dress, which she wore with kitten heels rather than her customary ballet flats. Love the French finance minister’s grey hair.

@Mistress Cynica: Haven’t seen photos of this yet. Will go to Huff Po and report back.

ADD: You didn’t tell me about Berlusconi’s “Come to Papa” greeting of Shelly Oh! Pretty dress, but I thought it looked too much like a summer sundress for the occasion.

ADD 2: Checked out the whole slideshow on HuffPo. Loved the red streaks that the wife of the new Japanese Prime Minister had dyed in her hair. The Swedish Prime Minister and his wife looked like they were all but swinging by after a day at the office. All they needed were fleece jackets and they’d look like your average resident of San Francisco.

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