Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
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Gaddafi Filibusters UN

GADDAFFITTThe Libyan honcho has filibustered at the U.N. for well over an hour, in an unscripted, wide-ranging attack on pretty much everyone-conducted without notes or particular agenda. Most amusing: many of the people who'd walked out (about half of everyone) kept walking back in because they figured he'd be done by then, and then they had to re-walk out. He made some good points! If old ones. Such as that the five permanent member nations of the Security Council and that council's veto power is not really in keeping with the spirit of the U.N. To which I say: yeah, oh well, we will have to accept the frightening dictatorial power of France for some years longer. Among other good points: that Africa has never successfully recovered from the damage of colonialism, and yes, how could it? Oh and also that the swine flu was a military leak. I don't know, overall, I think that we prefer our crazy people succinct. UPDATE: Oh boy. He just demanded to know who killed John Kennedy. Translator quote: "Seriously, we don't know." UPDATE: Okay he has hit the 90-minute mark! WHERE IS THAT CAT TO PLAY HIM OFF? UPDATE: AND he is done, at last. How amazing.

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jolie (#16)

Why are people walking out? This sounds like a Don't Miss and I'm totally being for serious.

Now this would be a New Yorker Festival event worth attending.

lululemming (#409)

omigodomigodomigod! Gaddafi is basically doing karaoke of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire", and I don't have a teevee??!?!! Why, Choire, why?

Baboleen (#1,430)

Good job on his hair and wardrobe.

Bittersweet (#765)

You'd think that the lifetime leader of an oil-rich nation could afford something nicer than black magic marker facial hair.

La Cieca (#1,110)

He sent in his Lego double?

Tuna Surprise (#573)

The only way this could get any better is if Sarah Palin gave the rebuttal.

HiredGoons (#603)

mediated by Larry King (on Ambien?)

lululemming (#409)

Can we get a link up in here????

brent_cox (#40)

All he wanted to do was camp out on some dude's lawn, but noooo — so he goes all Dutch Schultz on the UN.

Ron Obvious (#351)

Man, Carlos Santana has really let himself go!

Matt (#26)

Then he played "MTV Get Off the Air" 20 years too late.

sigerson (#179)

Only in New York, kids… ONLY IN NEW YORK!

"I have oil, so just sit there and listen."

suitep (#120)

I have that tile on my kitchen floors.

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