Tom Lehrer once said “Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel peace prize.” Mary Scully later said with far less eloquence & far more vulgarity that ‘the Nobel peace prize has the value of used toilet paper. Why should we let the damn thing destroy satire which is too powerful a weapon against the sarcasms & obscenities of power to let them walk off with?’
Today I read Obama was to be awarded his second Nobel peace prize & I could hardly believe my eyes–but of course I knew such folly was not beneath the contemptible standards of the Nobel selection committee. Turns out the story is indeed a hoax & that the winner of this ignominious honorific won’t be announced till October.
We wait with bated breath for the actual announcement next month. Could it be Netanyahu this year? Or Adolph Hitler posthumously?