The World Cup is occupying much of the public’s attention all over the globe. Now is the time for Iran to nuke somebody, because no one outside the blast range would notice — they’d be too busy staring at the TV broadcast from South Africa.
One-third of German employees are allowed by their employers to watch the World Cup while they are at work. Yesterday, unfortunately, those who watched saw their team beaten by Serbia for the first time in 37 years.
In a related story, a woman in Cape Town burst her windpipe while blowing on a vuvuzuela.
In other news, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is pushing for the ruble to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
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Thanks to Amil Imani, Barry Rubin, C. Cantoni, Insubria, JD, JP, Srdja Trifkovic, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.
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