Adventures of a Dancing Kumquat

Following the saga of the little citrus with terpsichorean tendencies

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Semi-Political Kumquat

*Disclaimer: This post is probably the closest the kumquat will ever get to discussing current events. However, she urges her readers not to worry too much. They will not be subject to any pesky moral or political argumets or anything else of such an unseemly nature. The kumquat is, after all, a proper lady. The kumquat begs her readers to please stop that uproarious laughter. She has no idea what's so funny...

The kumquat listens to NPR. She blames this on the lime. And also, of course, on daylight savings time (see previous post.)

This evening, the voices on NPR (Or were they in her head? She's never sure about these things...) were discusing a claim by Amnesty International about some secret U.S. prisons that they believe exsist outside of the United States.

The location of these alleged prisons leads the kumquat to one obvious conclusion.

Amnesty International is run by a clutch of high schoolers. High schoolers who are probably in Model United Nations (MUN).

Because, these prisons are supposed to be in Djibouti.

And nothing is funnier to high school MUN geeks than "Djibouti." (It's even more entertaining if your group also has Greece as a country... Not like the kumquat speaks from experience or anything. Nope, definitely not.)

So, the kumquat pictures members of Amnesty International sitting around, discussing great moral and political and human rights problems. (These things are all very admirable and the kumquat is sure that Amnesty International's members are lovely people and she would enjoy taking afternoon tea with them.)

Suddenly, someone brings up the question of U.S. secret prisons.

One of them asks: "Where do you think the U.S. is hiding all of these prisoners?"

Answer: "In Djibouti!"*

The kumquat rests her case.

*For those of you without a high schooler's sense of humor: "Djibouti"="Ja bootie"="Your booty." (Of course, if her readers didn't get that, the kumquat suggests that they should blame daylight savings time.)


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