Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Walid Jumblat and the word-of-the-day. Walid Jumblat has a word-of-the-day subscription. HE really does. The man, in addition to subscribing to the New York Review of Books (that really impresses the hell out of shallow upper class Lebanese society), now receives a different word every day to expand his vocabulary. Today in his talk at Wilson Center, he could not stop using the word "precipitate." OK. Later, Jumblat visited the restaurant, House of Beef, and asked them why they did not have any vegetarian dishes. He said that beef precipitates. Do you notice that Jumblat also dresses differently when he visits Washington, DC? He is so keen on impressing the White Man. OK, Jumblat.