Here’s your chance, Chancellor!

September 23, 2009

Blog Guy, summer is over, and I was wondering how the tourist season treated your famous DC tourist destination, the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop? Our family went there in July, and it was the high point of our trip.

You’re too kind. Thousands of tourists visited, leaving sticky glazed fingerprints all over our photos. Maybe we should only sell doughnuts to folks on their way OUT from now on, or at least maybe offer moist towelettes.

Good idea. Any big plans for new attractions in the fall?

That’s up in the air. I think we’ll postpone our new exhibit, “Goofy Dad: a Look at John and MacKenzie Phillips.”

Probably wise, under the circumstances. So what will you show instead?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been auditioning right and left, and I guess we may have to give her a chance. Every day new goofy Merkel face shots arrive, so there’s no shortage of good stuff.

That’s great! What will you call the exhibit?

She’s promised us a whole box of photos of her trademark skin disorders – poison ivy, allergies, chicken pox, so we’re thinking of calling it…

No! Don’t say it!

You’re too late. Angela’s Rashes.

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Above: German Chancellor Angela Merkel frowns during an election campaign rally in Kassel, Germany, September 21, 2009. REUTERS/ Wolfgang Rattay

Below: Assorted Angel Merkel goofy faces, REUTERS photos

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Perhaps Chancellor Merkel is auditioning for the women’s version of Coolest Leader Dude?

Posted by Aaron | Report as abusive

She is “frowning” in the first pic?????????????????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Blog Guy … Brilliant! What flavor doughnut did she try?

Ms. Merkel … A frown is just a smile turned upside down. :-)

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive

Thanks, CAM. We were a bit surprised – she tried one of our warm sauerkraut doughnuts. We’ve never sold one of those before….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive