Thursday, May 17, 2007

That Blair/Bush Endless Love Swansong

Quelle génie! Say the French. Yeah, you weren’t the only one who thought the synced video showing Tony Blair and George “Dubya” Bush singing the all time classic Diana Ross/Lionel Richie Endless Love was genius.

I did too, only that it made both guys look like they were actually singing geniuses. Well, why should I be surprised knowing that the computer has come a long way away from the days when it was only used for Abacus and typesetting. Unfortunately, most of us are still in the stone age of IT where all we do with the computer is type documents, send mails and chat on messengers.

Like so many other people who watched KSM’s TGIF on Friday (yes that same Friday) except you saw a rerun on Sunday (which means I saw it before you, and you can see it on You Tube also, bet you already thought this guy KSM must be a genius) it was wow. I think it didn’t mince words in showing the close relationship between two of the world’s most famous leaders (could be infamous, depends on your side of the fence) expressed in that timeless classic aptly titled Endless Love. Their lips seemed to have been seamlessly synced by the creator(s) of that video that one could have embraced the thoughts of its being reality.

I had just turned on the TV to discover the video and I quickly screamed for my folks who were busy studying for an early Saturday morning Sociology paper at Legon to come have a look see. We had all burst out laughing, enjoying the sight of those two adults “miming” our favourite oldie.

One of the major reasons for the video eliciting much interest is due to, I’d like to think, Dubya’s antecedents as a man of goofs. Ask him how old the Queen is and you’ll really know how cool his sense of humour is.

No doubt Dubya has got a funny side, consider his skit with comic Steven Bridges last year. It is just hard to see how he gets it all wrong sometimes. “Saddam Hussein had biological weapons”, yeah right. Mother Theresa has a baby. The Pope’s the father!

The world will miss the partnership of the “coalition of the willing”. They’ve caused a lot of tragedy but have also given themselves up for a lot of laughs. I wish slapstick could actually hurt. I don’t know other world leaders that have been made a stock pour rire as much as these two in recent history. Except maybe OBJ and Old Bob. Every leader seems to have their own weaknesses only that it’s worse when you get your syllables confused combined with unconfirmed accusations.

Phoney Blair has run his race and kept the faith. Maybe Brown, or whoever follows him, will do better for the world. This year and the next will bring about a major change in the currency of world leaders. Monsieur Sarkozy is the new kid on the bloc. Let’s see where he leads the French horse. Yar Adua takes over in Abuja with Niger Delta militants fast on his heels. Hope his kidneys hold out long enough. Obama and Hillary pursue the Dem ticket in hot chase for the Oval Office. Ghana doesn’t yet have a clue to what the future holds. But we will get there.

We might yet witness a better world with the war mongers slowly expiring. Somebody please tell Old Bob that time’s up in Harare.

Mother’s Day
For all our mothers who patiently watched over us naughty chill’un, you deserve the best garlands in the world. My sweet MTA, I bless God for your life. Thanks always.

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