Saturday, January 17, 2004

This Bird Don't Fly
When the United States began fingerprinting and photographing all foreign visitors last week, Brazil promptly announced it would begin doing the same to all American (and only American) visitors. The move was obviously intended as some sort of payback.

The other day, American Airlines pilot Dale Robin Hersh, after landing in Sao Paulo, decided to exercise his own little payback for Brazil's payback by lifting his middle finger while being photographed.

This earned Mr. Hersh a $13,000 fine.

Enough of this petty back and forth bickering. All of us on the planet Earth are part of a global community of nations, and our respective nations need to stop acting like seven year olds arguing about who started what on a playground.

And if that doesn't work, I say we bomb the shit out of Brazil.

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