I'm sure you thought that this week's See You Next Tuesday would be a cheap shot at Charlie Sheen, but we (me) here at The Boomstick have a little more class, originality, and world consciousness than that. And I already did it a few weeks ago. Instead, I want to spend this week laughing at one of the world's most hilariously terrifying leaders (while we still can).
Following two weeks of protests in Egypt that ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, the people of Libya launched their own revolt. But Libya's revolt is destined to be messier than Egypt's because the dictator they're trying to evict is totally insane, delusional, and dresses like a member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo on a Michael Jackson tour.
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This is Muammar Gaddafi, the man who has ruled Libya for the last four decades. When protesters took to the streets in Libya (which I desperately want to pronounce like "Dubya"), Gaddafi ordered his army to strike back; the army fired on civilians, and then targeted the funerals of the dead protesters, killing hundreds of Libyans. Gaddafi kicked out foreign journalists and almost totally cut off internet access for the entire country. Then, in what may be the most genius P.R. stunt since Wag the Dog, Gaddafi went public denying any revolt at all.
Fortunately, there is a plus side to Gaddafi: he's a walking SNL caricature. No exaggeration necessary! For those of you who aren't friends with me on Facebook, I posted the other day that he reminded me of Chris Kattan. Luckily, my friend Matt corrected me that he actually better resembles Fred Armisen.
Then Matt asked, what if Chris Kattan showed up, too, and Gaddafi ran away with Mango? Sorry, that weird feeling was your mind being blown.
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