News, but not the serious kind
So, you guys here on that Groupon deal?
Blog Guy, wake up! Looks like you fell asleep at your computer.
Can’t you get somebody else to do that?
Who? Who on earth is EVER going to look at these pictures, and yet they are a staple of every single summit. There are so many people, we don’t even bother to name them.
And it isn’t just finance ministers. We have world leaders at the summit, we have SPOUSES of world leaders, all so that 1,000 years from now historians can look at them and say, WTF?
One year, every single leader was naked in a group photo. Nobody noticed.
I will say this for the finance ministers. At least they were smart enough to take their photo indoors, as opposed to the world leaders, who posed beside the palm trees and ocean. Just their way of saying to taxpayers, “Hey, chumps, thanks for sending us to paradise!”
Blog Guy, what’s going on in that top photo, anyway?
Oh, that’s the only interesting tradition at these summits. The spouse of the leader in the host country has to inspect the shoes of everybody else, to make sure nobody is wearing flip-flops.
Wow! See, that’s news to me. You’re the only one who reports stuff like that!
Thanks. Um, there may be a reason for that.
Top: Tim Mathieson (L) of Australia shows U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama his cowboy boots before she hosts a luncheon with the spouses of APEC leaders at Kualoa Ranch on the east side of Oahu in Kaaawa, Hawaii November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
Right: The APEC finance ministers pose for a family photo after the first of their meetings at the APEC Summit in Honolulu, November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Left: U.S. President Barack Obama poses with other APEC leaders for a family photo at the APEC Summit in Honolulu, November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed