Brutal murderer to get a good talkin' to

If the ruthless slaughter of thousands of civilians in Syria has got you down, don't fret. UN envoy Kofi Annan unveiled a new standup act that should cheer you up. "I intend to have serious and frank discussions with President Bashar Al-Assad," Annan told reporters, apparently without somehow laughing. He added, "I urge the government to take bold steps to signal that it is serious in its intention to resolve this crisis peacefully," no doubt causing dozens of seasoned foreign correspodents to roll their eyes. He also took time to note that the Syrian government is investigating an attack by Syrian troops that left dozens dead, including 54 children, as the assembled crowd glanced awkwardly at each other, waiting as the silence grew ever longer for him to indicate he'd just told a joke. Reporters then headed to their cubicles to file stores as if something had just happened. Leave a comment