Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Yknow my friends while I was sittin last night givin my weekly lecture for Princeton University's "Cheese, Terror and the Harlem Renaissance" series I got to thinking - there is a lot of stuff going on in the world.

"No there's not," says Giblets. Giblets has not been blogging lately. He has been spending all his time in his licorice-and-pudding room, which is a room full of mountains of licorice and pudding. "It's Gliblets's Leisure Lounge," he says full of licorice and pudding. It seems there are two kinds of people in the world. Those kinds of people who approach the world around them with wonder and curiosity and those who lock themselves inside of rooms full of licorice and pudding.

But there is a lot of stuff going on in the world! For example, did you know:

  • that Russia is a pretty sucky democracy? Bad Vladimir Putin, exiling and arresting and disappearing your political rivals to create an autocracy! Bad, bad Vladimir Putin! I will come up with stronger language once you do not control a large nuclear arsenal.

  • that Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has pardoned Abdul Kadeer Khan for selling nuclear technology to countries like Iran, North Korea, and Libya? "He has learned his lesson," Musharraf says. "No more selling nuclear things to strange countries for like at least a month."

  • that in Iran over one hundred reformists have resigned from Parliament in protest of the conservative Guardian Council's edict barring thousands of reformist candidates from running for election? Well they did.

  • What is the deal with Tony Blair? Am I right folks.

  • And this is just what you can learn if you just read the news! I was pretty astonished.

    "News shmews," says Giblets. Giblets if you are not careful you will drown in pudding then where will you be! "In a pudding Valhalla," says Giblets, "where only the honored who die in battle of pudding overdose may reside."

    With all this world out there it seems like someone ought to do something. So I am heading out there as of tomorrow for about a week or so to cover it all. Fafblog will bring you the real hard-hitting stories as usual of course but I will be traveling a lot so I won't be able to blog as much. So instead I turn it all over to Giblets.

    "Wha?" says Giblets.

    That's right Giblets the blog is all yours while I am out! enjoy and do not mess it up too much. I'll be back with fantastical tales, and perhaps a little bit of wisdom and perspective about our larger world. I'm also gonna buy a monkey.
    posted by fafnir at 7:41 PM



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