November 12, 2012: Sometimes you have to work hard to come up with a snarky response to the world’s news, and sometimes the headlines just write themselves. And, sometimes – not often, but sometimes – Azerbaijan is a hotbed of irony.
Take, for instance, this week, when the computers of a European Union official’s staff were hacked during a conference on – wait for it – Internet security held in Azerbaijan this week. It’s almost as bad as when the caterers at the vegan conference served the plate full of bacon-wrapped shrimp. Except, that didn’t really happen, and this did.
I missed this story when it was first reported, but better late than never as: Irony is so B-E-A-UTIFUL sometimes!!!
In unrelated news, American tourism to Azerbaijan is down. This is not due to the hacking scandal, but rather the harsh truth that most Americans thought that Azerbaijan was not the name of a country, but rather a minion of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchises. He Who Must Not Be Named was unavailable for comment.