Hugo Chavez & Paris Hilton

04 Jun

It’s a big world out there, isn’t it? This past weekend further curbs were set on freedom around the world. So I thought I’d choose two example, polar opposites really, to illustrate that point.

First up, a little trip to Caracas. When was the last time you thought about Hugo Chavez, the hot stepping, Castro loving, Bush hating, America demonizing, oil selling, President of Venezuela? His latest act was to axe a television network that didn’t think he was the best thing since sliced bread. KAL from The Economist, one of my favorite cartoonists, gives his take:

KAL/The Economist

You can see more of the Kallery here. Do check out the animated George Bush.

In other news, up north in sunny California, Paris Hilton went to jail! Yup, that’s the spectrum people. I went there. Deal with it.

She’s already pissed off the inmates who say all the special arrangements made by jail authorities out to save Paris from jailhouse love (including a solitary cell) have further inconvenienced an already overcrowded facility. Paris, though, might just make lemonade out of her bitter lemons. Reports suggest she’ll keep a diary a la Jeffrey Archer when he was sent to prison.

Going by her track record however (did you hear that UB40 just sued her former label for plagiarizing their song for Paris’ debut called, um, I don’t remember, something about stars shining – Twinkle Twinkle?) you really shouldn’t expect the next great literary event out of this stay in the slammer.

This promises to be the last of Gallery of the Absurd‘s Paris series, so enjoy:

14/Gallery of the Absurd


Posted by on June 4, 2007 in Celebrity, Entertainment, News, Politics


10 responses to “Hugo Chavez & Paris Hilton

  1. superman

    June 4, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Paris get to stay in here own cell and get her own food with television.

  2. Amrita

    June 4, 2007 at 10:41 am

    I heard. That’s what they mean by “no special treatment” in LA obviously.

  3. kela

    June 5, 2007 at 11:26 am

    she was just driving on an expired license for fucks sake,i do that all the time,she didn’t kill anybody,i haven’t either

  4. kela

    June 5, 2007 at 11:27 am

    i love paris hilton,she’s amazing

  5. Amrita

    June 5, 2007 at 11:48 am

    well, don’t try it in the States is all. Paris gets to stay in a special cell – you, they’ll probly send to Gitmo 😀

  6. kela

    June 5, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    isn’t it amazing,you can be DUI and running over people in India and you don’t go to jail. everything can be bought here.
    If i ever go to jail,i’ll make sure i keep my ass to the wall 🙂

  7. kela

    June 6, 2007 at 12:08 am

    i just came up with a brilliant idea for instant fame.How about starting a Paris Hilton India fan club and take to streets demanding she be released from Jail.We could burn some Arnie effigies for more effect.What say,huh ?

  8. Amrita

    June 6, 2007 at 3:09 am

    😀 Kela – that’d make a crazy great Monty Python-esque skit. You should totally do it and put it up on Youtube. Damn, I wish I’d thought of it. You can have the Arnie fan club come in after that and be all mad and burn Paris effigies in turn. A Paris-Arnie proxy war!

  9. kela

    June 6, 2007 at 11:41 am

    I would totally have done it,I had even thought about youtube,I am sure it would have been featured on CNN too… just sucks I have no friends to pull it off :(,most of them here wouldn’t even know who paris hilton is

  10. Amrita

    June 8, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    well don’t look at me! I keep in touch with even fewer people 😦

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