Sunday, June 26, 2011

Russia Destroy You from Space!

Watch this clip (noted by Gerard Perry) of an opposition party leader in Russia (referred to as “Mad Bad Vlad” by Russian-speaking Eugene Volokh) threatening to destroy the world with secret space weapons over trade disputes – while a news anchor appears to be having a hard time keeping a straight face (3 min.).  She’d look sadder, I think, if it occurred to her how close this is to the plot of Phantom Menace.

We can discuss the geopolitical implications of all this if we run out of things to say about the Middle East tomorrow night at Langan’s (7-10pm, in the far-back room, with Saif Ammous as guest of honor and suspected protocol droid). 

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