Thursday, September 21, 2006

Catching Up With the Amazon Queen of Austria

Austria's Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik addresses the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations at U.N. headquarters in New York September 21, 2006. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES)
It's hard not to be disappointed by Ursula's lack of neckwear, but the linebacker-like Diplomatrix more than makes up for her scarflessness with a dazzling display of oversized, woodcut-style foliage on her... blouse? Dress? What is that? I love you, Ursula.

Also, you know how we have our Condibot, the ultra-advanced, nearly lifelike Condoleezza simulacra which sometimes stands in for the real thing? Well, did you know that the Netherlands totally ripped us off and have a Benbot? Or, rather, a Ben Bot:

Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik (L) and her Dutch counterpart Ben Bot talk during a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels September 15, 2006. The Ministers debated on Friday whether to engage with an emerging Palestinian national unity government after the United States said it opposed lifting an embargo on contacts and aid. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM)
And, again, try not to get too sorrowful about Ursula's repeated neglect of her traditional scarfage. I have faith that as the weather gets colder and colder, the affable giantess will bust out all of her glorious powercravats.

7 comments:

Earl Cootie said...

Oh, but she's still so majestic.

Anonymous said...

I think the foliage garment is a blazer, that's my vote.

Anonymous said...

Compare this photo to the two below it. Who would you rather be trapped in an elevator with, Ursula and Ben, or Karen and Karl? I'll take the grown-ups, please!

liz said...

Only an Amazon Queen like Ursula could wear foliage with such grace and glamour!

Sparklingwater said...

If I were a spider I'd climb both of them, spin a web and catch a giant fly!

But I'm not. So I'll just wonder if SHE travels coach? OUCH!

dusty said...

Damn..thats a helluva print isn't it? But as you point out so well..the Amazon can pull it off can't she?

Blue Gal said...

Ya know, I really used to worry about the fate of the Princess once Condi hid herself in the groves of oil company directorships. I worry no more. Thank God for Ursula.