A slice of Baracklava and a warm hat, please!

April 8, 2009

Blog Guy, what did you think of President Obama’s tour of Europe? I was very moved when I saw that somebody in Turkey had done his image on a baklava.

You mean one of those Russian stringed instruments?

Sigh. No, that’s a BALALAIKA. Here’s a picture of Vladimir Putin playing one. The Obama portrait I’m talking about was done on a BAKLAVA.

Oh, right. Those ski caps people wear to cover their faces.

You’re a dunderhead! The cap is a BALACLAVA. Not a BALALAIKA or a BAKLAVA, which is a dessert. Look at this photo of a guerrilla arranging his balaclava. He is from Albania.

The New York State capital? I know it’s cold up there, but this seems excessive.

You’re a total moron, Blog Guy. I can’t take it. I’m out of here!

Fine. Leave me in peace to strum my baklava in Upstate New York.

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Above left: Russian President Vladimir Putin tries a balalaika in 2005 file photo. REUTERS/ Itar-Tass

Above right: Ethnic Albanian National Liberation Army guerrilla arranges his balaclava in 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Below: Nadir Gullu holds pan with baklava with Obama image, dubbed the Baracklava, in Istanbul, April 6, 2009. REUTERS/ Finbarr O’Reilly

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No, that’s Batavia!

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You’ve got to wonder if there is a specific reason why the guy holding the Baracklava and the image in it are wearing the same costume… Going the look-alike way, are we?

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What, you couldn’t work in a Barat joke too??

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