News, but not the serious kind
Hey, did you see who just knocked?
Blog Guy, when you travel to an exotic world capital, where’s the first place you go? An art museum? A cathedral? A celebrated restaurant?
None of those. I have a favorite prank I always play. I go to the home of the president or king, ring their doorbell and run away. Then I watch them look confused when they open the door.
Does that really work?
You bet! Like I was just in Venezuela, and got Hugo Chavez to open his front door four or five times. I’d hear all these heavy locks and bolts, then he’d swing open the big door and say, “Si?”
That sounds a little dangerous!
No, they all seem to enjoy it. Vladimir Putin laughed so hard he called in his security guards to show me their machine guns.
Don’t tell anyone, but I plan to try Barack Obama next week. He’s gonna love it!
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez waits for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Alejandro Rustom