Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
What day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time;
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. . . .


The UN should adopt a policy similar to the academy awards: after the speaker's allotted time has elapsed, start playing music over them. Muammar al-Qaddafi was given 15 minutes for his UN debut speech and he rambled on for an hour and a half. He covered everything from wanting to relieve the US of it's burden of hosting the United Nations, to the swine flu and the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King.

He is mad!

  1. September 24, 2009 -

    since brevity is the soul of wit . . . This may sound odd, but I think Quaddafi, Chavez, Kim Jong-il, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and the old-man from Cuba, Castro would be great for a reality television show. For extra comedic effect have the Clintons, Barack Obama and George W. Bush make special cameos every once in a while. I guess the other world leaders can be used as extras.

  2. September 24, 2009 -

    @ Vee...That's too funny! After years and year of surrounding themselves with sycophants, some of these leaders have no self-awarness. They have no clue how to conduct themselves. I know I would watch.

  3. Gail
    September 24, 2009 -

    To me, Qaddafi looks more like an over-the-hill rock star than a head of state. If Qaddafi were to appear on a VH1 reality show, he'd fit right in!

  4. September 24, 2009 -

    Hi Gail, You're right he would...and the material...you can't make this stuff up. After complaining what a logistical nightmare it was to travel to New York and suggesting to move the UN to Libya, he was sure that the United States would thank him for the suggestion, having relieved us of the burden of hosting it's headquarters. That's entertainment!

  5. September 24, 2009 -

    I knew you had to do a portrait of him, Larry! I tried to listen to some of what he said--he made absolutely no sense. Over and over, I kept wondering if it was just a lousy translation or if he really was just that scattered and crazy. He's scattered and crazy.

  6. September 24, 2009 -

    Okay, Sue's got the name for the show, "Scattered and Crazy". When do we pitch it to the networks?

  7. September 24, 2009 -

    "Scattered and Crazy" can use real professional entertainers like Limbaugh, Olberman, O'Reilly and maybe Glenn Beck. I'm a huge fan of the Saturday Night Live cartoon "the Presidents of the United States."