News, but not the serious kind
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Blog Guy, I saw some photos of fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi’s private plane, taken at an airport in Tripoli. I’m surprised you didn’t blog about it.
Look, there’s something of a conflict of interest here. As you may have noticed, the plane was a Basler BT-70, built by “my company” for Gaddafi.
But we’ve established you don’t really have a connection to the genuine Basler Airlines.
That’s why “my company” is in quotes. We used Gaddafi’s design, which was problematic.
Why, what did he insist on?
Well, as you can see in the top photo, there’s the huge rollaway bed.
Bingo. Then, I don’t know if you can see it, but there’s a phone by the chair.
So? Most planes have telephones these days.
But Gaddafi demanded a land line, for security.
Ah, I see the problem. Anything else he needed?
Yeah, a deluxe, ornate, handcrafted Kleenex box, which never, ever runs out of tissues. Gaddafi LOVES his Kleenex!
Yeah, it works great as long as the plane never takes off.
I see. So, any idea where Gaddafi is now?
I’d check under the rollaway bed.
Top: A Libyan rebel fighter sits in a bedroom of Muammar Gaddafi’s private plane, at the international airport in Tripoli August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
Left: Libyan rebel fighters in the sitting room of Gaddafi’s private plane. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
Right: A Libyan rebel fighter takes souvenir photographs of fellow fighters standing beside Gaddafi’s private plane. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
Bottom right: Gaddafi (R) during a meeting in Tripoli May 26, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouni