Monday, September 25, 2006

Condibot Deployed in Awkward New Photo-Op Configuration

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) shakes hands with Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Kasymzhomart Tokayev as part of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York September 25, 2006. REUTERS/Chip East (UNITED STATES)
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) shakes hands with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk as part of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York September 25, 2006. REUTERS/Chip East (UNITED STATES)
Have the programmers of the Condibot gotten sensitive to their possible overreliance on the classic matching-armchairs-style photo-op? They tried out an interesting new pose today, as seen above, and I don't think it works very well, although it's not without its charms. I like, for instance, the slavishly perfect rows of water bottles, which reveals the shot at the bottom to be slightly earlier than the one up top, where the alignment has been spoiled by selfishly thirsty diplomats who know nothing of the beauty of symmetry, a necessary quality for an optimal Condishot. But the whole setup is just too much, and too mentally taxing for Condi, because it requires to her to lean forward, turn her head, shake hands and smile all in one moment. The Condibot just wasn't created for that kind of extensive multitasking. Please, just sit her in a chair, OK?

I'm officially calling this radical new photo-op configuration a flop. Why mess with the classics? Look, if Condi isn't in a set of matching armchairs, behind a podium, or at the foot of an airplane stairway, does she still make a sound?

Also: Ha, ha, ha! It's the Kazakhstan guy! Is good sexy fun with prostitute Secretary of State, yes?

5 comments:

sfmike said...

"Selfishly thirsty diplomats" is my favorite new phrase of the month.

Gregg said...

The Condibot Engineering Service Squad is going to have a hell of a time fixing all the crushed knuckle servos after that death-grip of Kasymzhomart Tokayev.

Carmen Sutra said...

I just noticed something this morning. Every time Condi and/or the Condibot gets ready to tell one of her whoppers or otherwise disinform, she prefaces with "the notion that".

Madame Leeza knows all! The rest of us just have silly, silly notions. Isn't that cute?

Kodos said...

Those pictures are creepy. Srsly. Creepy.

I no longer feel safe from terror.

copperred said...

Ah but had they sad in armchairs Kahzakhstan's dictator in chief would have been pawing her and whining about Borat. Condibot would have broken his neck and then we might have an international incident.