Monday, April 14, 2008

'Cause if I ever get outta here, I'm going to Kathmandu


NEPAL IS…

  • a democratic republic
  • a former monarchy
  • home to 8 of 10 of the highest mountains in the world
  • the world’s 83rd largest economy
  • primarily Hindu
  • an exporter of jute, leather, and carpets


NEPAL IS NOT…

  • Tibet


No, it’s not, no matter how many times (4, btw) our NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR (you know, the dude who assesses risks to the United States from foreign countries) mistakes one for the other.

Look Steve, sweetie, the Chinese are taking heat for Tibet. Tibet. You know, as in “Free Tibet.” You might have seen it on a bumper sticker or two. Tibet, as in Richard Gere and the Dalai Lama, and Buddhist monks, etc. Tibet! Everyone’s been talking about it for years.

I sure hope, if McCain gets elected, that he doesn’t retain Steve Hadley as his NSA director. Because between McCain, who can’t tell Shiite from Shinola, and this dude, I think…well, let’s just say that they definitely want to stay away from “World Geography” as their go-to Jeopardy! category.

8 comments:

kiki said...

the way china is going (and what they want to achieve) you will soon be able to confuse the two a lot more easily

Dad E said...

Bhutan will be next.

Liberality said...

can you see me at home saying each time that dufus says "Nepal" and I chime back with "it's Tibet you dumbass" and the host never corrects him or says a thing about it. stupid, stupid, stupid!

SkylersDad said...

He gets so confused by all those squiggly border lines on the maps.

dguzman said...

Liberality brings up my hot button issue--why don't reporters/talking hairpieces ever fucking interrupt these sorry-ass cheese dicks and say, "Don't you mean ____?" or "'Significant gains on the ground,' my ass!" or something!?

'Bubbles' said...

Sadly, I wonder how many of the reporters, or even americans notice the mistake? Geeze. That is depressing.

Happy belated b-day to spooney!

Grant Miller said...

Guess that explains why no one showed up for my "Free Nepal" concert a couple years ago.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Kiki: If you haven't checked out my Dad's (Going Downhill) blog post about Tibet, you should. Definitely the Chinese are hard at work simply overwhelming the Tibetans with their sheer numbers.

DadE: I'm not going to make fun of anyone's who has actually been to Bhutan.

Liberality & DGuz & Bubbles: Well, that's another whole post.

SkyDad: Well, I can't read topographical maps worth a damn. But you know what? I tend to stay out of the wilderness for that reason.

Grant: Oh, I thought you had misspelled "nipple."