News, but not the serious kind
Time to get manly, Stanley!
Welcome back to our very popular TV reality series, “Let’s get Virile, Cyril!” where we randomly look in on world leaders to check their testosterone level.
Okay, let’s use our Man-Cam to zoom in on some top leaders. Shhhhhh, remember, they don’t know we’re coming.
Lonnie, give me camera three…
Ah, it’s Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper driving an all-terrain vehicle. That’s pretty macho, right? Look, the rugged terrain he’s chosen to drive it on is … an airport runway?
Quick Lon, go to camera four! Look, it’s U.S. President Barack Obama. He’s wearing a shiny blue helmet and riding a bicycle along a leafy path, like he’s on a paper route or something.
Say, Mr. President! Ring your handlebar bell if you can hear us!
Lonnie, you’re killing me here! Have we got ANYTHING macho?
Just a minute! Here’s Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, roaring over the waves in a speeding motorboat on the rough and roiling Sea of Japan, as he shoots a powerful crossbow at a whale, using darts designed to take skin samples….
Yes! Putin has actually scored a direct hit!
What’s that, Lon? Go live to German Chancellor Angela Merkel beating a would-be assassin to death with his own gun?
Nah, let’s just stick with Vlad the Impaler…This is great stuff!
Top: Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) fires darts with a crossbow at an endangered gray whale from a motorboat in Olga Bay in the Sea of Japan, August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin
Right: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper rides an all-terrain vehicle at the airport in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Left: U.S. President Barack Obama rides along a bike path in Correllus State Forest on Martha’s Vineyard in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young