April 28, 2005

Fun in the Sun

THIS IS Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president. In this Associated Press photo, he is clearly having a fun time visiting the pyramids at Giza. Yeah, he seems downright thrilled. The high temperature on Wednesday, when this picture was taken, was 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Notice the man has not even loosened his tie. Maybe it's just me, but proper protocol should dictate that a head of state gets to loosen his tie when he's out in the frickin' desert. I mean, my God. He's the leader of the second third most-powerful country on Earth. He ought be allowed.

One can only imagine the fun President Putin would have if he went to Libya, or something.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at April 28, 2005 08:48 PM | TrackBack

You'd be surprised how hot Moscow gets in the summer - August is just a string of 80 - 90 degree days. However, the Russians never loosen their ties (or wear shorts) then either.

Posted by: John at April 29, 2005 08:22 AM

The shorts thing I understand, and I've given them up entirely myself. But not loosening one's tie in that type of heat is just madness.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at April 29, 2005 08:47 AM

Hah! Nice caption

Posted by: Jesse at April 30, 2005 01:16 AM