diplomacy

April 11, 2001
Glad to see the the crew of the spy plan is coming home, though they still have the plane itself. Before news of that came out, but there was news of the hot dogging Chinese pilot hitting our plane which was on autopilot I thought maybe we could work up this apology to China:

WE'RE VERY, VERY SORRY WANG WEI DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO FLY HIS DAMN PLANE.

Good thing I'm not a diplomat, huh? When I hear about China all I can think of is Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda saying (in a tone of pure idiot malice) "Apologize... Apologize!"

Quote of the Moment
"'Twas brillig, and the slithey toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe fifty basis points."
--Alan Greenspan in New Yorker cartoon