• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Ghost of Slim Pickens Rides Again.

The News:
Going on a charm offensive (yes indeed!), Hillary Clinton presented her Russian counterpart with a symbolic gizmo outfitted with a "reset" button. The smiley-faced idea was to say: Kiss, kiss; let's make up. Alas, Our Team at Foggy Bottom mistranslated "reset" using the word "peregruzka" which actually means "overload".

The Note: And this time the Russian president really is named "Dimitri".