Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mini-Hariri in Moscow. I have been following the trip by mini-Hariri to Russia. I reported yesterday that he requested to meet with Leonid Brezhnev having commented earlier in the trip about Russia, being "the superpower." Today, his Russian hosts finally told him that Brezhnev is dead. Mini-Hariri was beside himself. He was devastated. "First, my father, and now Leonid," he yelled. He asked why he was not informed of Brezhnev's death? He kept pleading with his hosts. Why did they keep the news from him. He immediately asked to be taken to Brezhnev's tomb, where he requested that it be turned into a monument of kitsch, vulgarity, and bad taste. Upon accomplishing his mission, Mini-Hariri rested. (Above, mini-Hariri gives a lecture on quantum physics at a Russian university).