News, but not the serious kind
Those are some pretty big shoes to fill
Blog Guy, you’re obviously a very cosmopolitan dude, a citizen of the world, right?
Well, growing up in Indianapolis we supposedly had some Belgians living on our block, although I never actually saw them.
I guess that will do. I heard a rumor that people in Brazil never wear shoes, and I wanted to check that out.
You mean during Carnival? Because if you were paying attention, I covered that this week.
No, I mean in general. Like I heard even the top leaders go barefoot all the time.
That just isn’t true. To help dispel groundless rumors like this, we take shoe shots at every major international meeting.
The shoes you see on the left belong to the former president of Brazil’s Central Bank. The ones on the right are U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Geithner’s shoes look more expensive. GO USA! The ones on the Brazilian guy don’t even seem to fit him, do they?
No, they do look about four sizes too large. Maybe they’re hand-me-downs, but at least they are shoes. I didn’t say Brazilians wear shoes that fit, did I?
The shoes of the former President of Brazil’s Central Bank Henrique Meirelles (L) and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner are pictured during a meeting with students at Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker