Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Iran's Minimal Influence

With the boss traveling on business to Asia it was atypically quiet at work today, and I actually had a chance to catch up with the news. I was reading up on the Israel-Palestine summit that the President is hosting (Hal Lindsey's head must be ready to explode), and came across this piece in The Washington Post: "Iran: The Uninvited Wildcard in Mideast Talks."

Quote: "Iran will be the 5,000-pound elephant in the room, even though it's not present," said former U.S. peace negotiator Aaron David Miller.

Now, as regular readers of my blog know, I am a big fan of Animal Planet. I may not be a pachydermatologist, or whatever they're called, but I thought, "Hmmm." So I did a little research.

It turns out an adult male African elephant can weigh around 14,000 pounds.

Just thought I'd point that out. Elephants, yeah!

6 comments:

The Law Fairy said...

So Iran's basically a little baby elephant. Like Dumbo!

Although I'm fond of elephants, I think I prefer the moon (and cheese and zeppelins and kelp and moose and deer and marmots and all the fluffy animals).

kr said...

and here I thought "llama llama duck" was disturbing ...

Andy said...

Is that like "duck duck goose"?

kr said...

no, although like many a childhood game, kids find funny what adults find vaguely disturbing ...

here it is (I had to go find the link):

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama.php

Andy said...

Yes. I see your point now.

Neel Mehta said...

I think a pachydermatologist studies how much one can stuff into one's own skin.