Monday, August 06, 2007

The Billy Blanks method of diplomacy???

I don't know who thought this was a good idea, but they should be fired.

As his contribution to the talent show that traditionally closes the annual meeting of ASEAN member countries, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso helmed an elaborate parody of Billy's Boot Camp, the workout videos hawked by Billy Blanks on infomercials across the globe. Check out the video HERE.

You gotta feel sorry for the unfortunate bureaucrats who were likely forced upon threat of demotion to serve as the supporting cast for this mess. Government salaries aren't good enough to justify this kind of abuse.

Then again, at least Japan performed its own show. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte just hired a bunch of Filipino singers to belt out a few showtunes. Heck, if he was just gonna hire someone and was already in Manila, he should have given these guys some work.


Elle Woods said...

Holy shiboozy! You really caught on to the Fad of Billy and are ahead of the curve. Bravo! Negroponte shoulda used the Filipino prisoners to dance for him. They woulda been super cheap, and the US needs to be watching their pocketbook at the moment...

Bruiser Woods said...

Holy "shiboozy"?!?

For all we know, perhaps we had been training the detainees in Guantanimo to perform but then decided that using them might not conform to the Geneva Convention.

Nah...impossible. We would never let the Geneva Convention get in the way of messin' with ter'rists.