President uses protection, but why?

March 25, 2009

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The actual, real, true caption for this photo tells us only that it shows Brazil’s president wearing a “bee protection outfit.” My head buzzes with questions.

  • Has Brazil come under attack from swarms of killer bees?
  • Does that nation’s leader have an irrational phobia?
  • Has he been summoned to a meeting with The Queen Bee?
  • Who is that dude laughing in the face of painful stinging death?

And by the way, if bees are such a fricking threat, should the president really be waving his bare hand like that?

Sadly, our caption offers no clue. But I’ll tell you one thing. If we posted a shot of Barack Obama in a “bee protection outfit,” I’ll bet the caption would offer some hint as to why.

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Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wears a bee protection outfit in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador March 24, 2009. REUTERS/ Ricardo Stuckert/PR/Handout

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Looks to me like he’s doing a papal impressionism act– a wannabee lookalike for an ex-JohnPaul II, particularly with the kind of anti-protectionist mentality Bennie XVI has and excommunicating doctors and family of small raped girls. Maybe it’s the only kind of protection Brazilians are allowed– and incidentally, a bee is a papal insignia as well as a hive with the three-stacked beehive crown. So maybe he’s getting too much buzz from the religious and not enough safe haven separation.

Posted by pogomcl | Report as abusive

Sorry, but it is possible that this picture is of a person getting into Onanistic’ style orgies of self pleasure.

Them glovie thingies would not be useful in such practices, would they be?

So, the Papal wave is not what is truly protrayed in this picture.

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Nice. I always enjoy Stuff Maybe we Should Have Explained in the Caption, but Didn’t. You are probably contributing to my coworker’s odd opinions of my by making me laugh out loud.

Posted by G | Report as abusive

You’re the ones who are always first on the fashion scene. This is obviously the future of men’s fashions in Brazil, and who better to lead the way into the male fashion future than the president himself? By the way, He’s waving his hand because he’s also wearing the Brazil version of those male long-lasting underpants, the ones the spacemen are using. They haven’t been changed since Christmas, and like our own president, he has decided that now is the time for change.
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Posted by MikeVa | Report as abusive

Actually he was visiting a regional (northeastern)products fair. He is used to wearing clothing and caps allusive of the places he visit. source: http://www.atarde.com.br/politica/notici a.jsf?id=1102280

Posted by adriano | Report as abusive

Hey all!

As a good, well instructed, tax payer brazilian only one thing comes to my mind when I see the president of my country (of whom I never voted for)dressed up like that. “He’s an attention dork”. That’s all he is. Everything he does is directly connected to his eagerness to be more popular and become more and more like idiots such as Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. Maybe a brazilian Obama would do some good around here. Or not

Posted by Daniel | Report as abusive

Tax paying brazilian. Tax paying.

Posted by Daniel | Report as abusive

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