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09 October 2009 @ 11:22 am

I came downstairs this morning and Ted said, “Guess who just won the Nobel Peace Prize?”

I stood there for a moment, genuinely trying to imagine who might have–Clinton? Nah.–and said, “I have no idea.”

Ted said, “Obama!”

I tell you what, I coulda stood there all day guessing and I never would have gotten it. I’m hornswoggled!

In other news, this morning I thought, hey, I’ll wear my sassy glasses this weekend, they’ll be cute with this haircut! So I put them on and took a look at myself in the mirror.

I will not be wearing my sassy glasses this weekend. o.O

Anyway, we’re off to Octocon in an hour or three, and I probably won’t be online again until Sunday evening. See you then!

miles to Morannon: 118.6
ytd wordcount: 240,000

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on October 9th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
I think the people who disapprove can take some solace in the fact that regardless of one's politics, it is hardly the most absurd Nobel Peace Prize they have ever handed out.

I think the story of the man, in December '00, describing the Central African nation where he coached soccer football, where he said in the previous month all the posters of Osama bin Laden had been taken down and posters of Barack Obama had replaced them -- that story is the sort of reason why he wins. Sometimes you win from what you do. Sometimes you win by who you are.

What Americans seem not be entirely clear on -- but should probably relearn -- is that it is not an American prize. It's intended to be a worldwide prize. I suspect that the world as a whole considers it entirely deserved and justified. I don't think we over here, separated by oceans as we are, always quite grasp how the rest of the world sees our president.

And while I celebrate this - albeit with a sense that it is perhaps premature - I will celebrate a lot more on Monday if that charlatan Fama doesn't win the Economics Nobel.
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on October 9th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
okay, verb tense. And my strikeout tags seem not to have taken.
anthony_lionanthony_lion on October 9th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Actually, most of us here in Norway are also puzzled...