Farewell to the Gaddafi Goof-O-Rama
Blog Guy, have you been crying? What’s the matter?
Oh, you know, I just hate to see Muammar Gaddafi go.
Are you nuts? He was a brutal dictator, overthrown by his own people!
Sure, but he was a madcap, zany goofball, too. He was in a class all by himself, and my blog was richer for him.
So it’s all about you and your blog and your goofy stuff, Blog Guy? Everything in the world?
Sure, now that you mention it. All I had to do was search our photo file for his name, and there he was. Meeting a foreign leader next to his ornate Kleenex box…
He wasn’t really making origami, Blog Guy.
I know, but it was close enough for my needs. And always that same puzzled look on his face. Sniff…sniff…
There there, Blog Guy. Here, dry your eyes with this tissue.
Tissue? Is it from a hand-carved Gaddafi Kleenex box? Did he leave one behind for the Blog Guy?
Top: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, May 26, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouni
Right: Gaddafi pretends to rip a Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice as he addresses the 64th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Left: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez drives Gaddafi’s limousine as they arrive at an event in Margarita Island, Venezuela, September 28, 2009. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout
Bottom left: Gaddafi drives his personal cart in Tripoli after making a speech which he sought to defuse tensions after more than 10 days of anti-government protests in Libya, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah