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July 16, 2004

Political Anecdote « Puns »

It's a little-known made-up fact that when Pakistan was having a dispute with India back in 1995, they actually turned for help to Cambodia's leader, Pol Pot. A previous ambassador to the small Southeast Asian nation from Pakistan had made good friends with the leader before retiring to Quetta, a smaller city in Pakistan's Southwest.

However, it was difficult to make any progress, because the Pakistani leader handling the negotiations, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, would call Cambodia and not get through to Pol. Then Pol would always call back to his friend, the former ambassador.

Finally, Bhutto gave up. "Never mind," she told her assistant, "It's not worth it."

"What do you mean?" asked the assistant.

"It's impossible to have a discussion with him," Bhutto said, "Every time it's the same old thing..."

"...It's always Pot calling Quetta back."

Posted by Nathan at 10:19 AM | Comments (5)

It's official: Nathan is back!

So when's the next installment of "The Just-Us League"?

Posted by: McGehee at July 16, 2004 10:28 AM

Yeah...what happened to the Just-Us league? I like being a liberal villain.

Posted by: Jo at July 16, 2004 10:40 AM

That was very close to being Laos-y.

Posted by: Guy S. at July 19, 2004 01:29 PM

Yours was a pretty nice groaner, yourself. I'm not sure which pun wins...should we call it a Thai?

Posted by: Nathan at July 19, 2004 02:01 PM

Siam not one who is known for occidentaly getting the wrong slant on any given word. Rather, I like to orient myself to my verbal or written task. Teaking no chan's, so as not to become bambo'seled as tao know ones nappon-ate well, is to budda ones odds in the rice to the finish line.

*Sigh* and even from you rich Air Force types, all I get for a belated fathers day gift is a thai?

Yeah (cracking knuckles repeatedly) we can stop now *grin*.

Posted by: Guy S. at July 19, 2004 05:25 PM
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