If someone is annoying you by repeatedly shooting you with a Nerf gun in the office, what do you do? If diplomacy doesn’t work, you respond with a bigger gun. 🙂
For some reason, my intro reminded me of Yosemite Sam. (Yeah, I watched a lot of Looney Tunes growing up.) Here’s the quote:
Yeah? Well, I talk LOUDLY and I carry a bigger stick. And I use it, too! WHAM! ~ Yosemite Sam, on foreign policy
I’m not sure I’d want Yosemite Sam as a minister of foreign affairs, but he might do better than some of the current politicians… He would certainly be more amusing and funny, although not intentionally. Consider this:
Whether playing a buccaneer, Arabian knight or the roughest, toughest, meanest, old prospector west of the Pecos, Yosemite Sam’s slapstick physical humor always sets his audiences laughing. This rootin’, tootin’, six gun shootin’, varmit-huntin’ wild man of the west believes in his own innate superiority and charges his way into one misadventure after another — and as loudly as possible. The only thing shorter than the fuse on his temper is Yosemite Sam himself and this walking keg of dynamite is always ready for action. From his ten gallon hat to his fire red mustache, Yosemite Sam is the most flamboyant of all Bugs Bunny’s adversaries. But the funniest thing about Yosemite Sam is that he has absolutely no sense of humor which makes him the perfect foil, or fool, for Bugs Bunny.
It’s amazing that he’s so funny despite having no sense of humor. Ironically, that might suit him as a politician, since most of them are professionally humorless (which is lame and boring).