News, but not the serious kind
Be sure to wear some flour in your hair…
Welcome back to a regular little feature we like to call, “Stuff maybe we should have mentioned in the photo caption, but didn’t.”
Pay close attention. I know this guy here looks like somebody with pieces of bread taped onto his head.
That’s because he IS a guy with pieces of bread taped onto his head according to the photo captions, which don’t give us a clue why he did that.
I mean, let’s say President Barack Obama showed up at a press conference with loaves of pumpernickel duct-taped to his ears.
The first reporter to get called on would use his question to ask, “What’s up with that bread there, Mr. President?”
Then the other journalists would ask the same question, worded a little differently each time, and then the news conference would be over. Come to think of it, it’s probably not a bad strategy for the White House.
But apparently in Yemen, nobody even noticed this, which means now I myself have to use my rye sense of humor to make up a story and fill it with half-baked, bread-related puns.
Like about how this guy in the picture is the toast of Yemen, from the Yeast Coast of the country, and the people are rising, workers and loafers alike, and he’s ranting about the upper crust, the ones who drove up in the Rolls over there….
I just can’t do any more of that. It’s too pathetic. I’ve already made ten bad puns, maybe leaven….
An opposition supporter with pieces of bread taped onto his head shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in Sanaa February 3, 2011. Tens of thousands of Yemenis squared off in street protests for and against the government on Thursday during an opposition-led “Day of Rage”, a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to step down in 2013.
REUTERS photos by Khaled Abdullah