Thursday, July 4, 2013

"I swear by all that is holy, I thought this was from the Onion at first"

That's how #1 blogdaughter sent me the following story...

Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy
Dennis Rodman sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Franz Lidz to talk about his controversial trip to North Korea, saying that his efforts in world diplomacy should be enough to earn him a Nobel Peace Prize.

“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” he said. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama’s] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.”
It would not surprise me in the least to learn that Rodman had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek for this, not in the least. The Nobel Peace Prize part, especially, might be a thinly veiled poke at the Peace Prize given President Obama in the first few months of his presidency, before he'd done anything to deserve it. Rodman strikes me as the type who follows the apocryphal quote often attributed to Mae West, Mark Twain, or PT Barnum:

I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.

That is all.

7 comments:

Old NFO said...

Nah, Rodman really IS that deluded...

TigerStripe said...

He does deserve the Nobel Peace Prize much more than Obama deserved his...

Glenn B said...

TigerStripe has a valid point.

Crotalus said...

Just further evidence that the Peace Prize means nothing now

Jim said...

I thought Moamar Khadafi said that

Daniel in Brookline said...

At the risk of sounding bigoted... if Dennis Rodman refers to President Obama as "the black guy", what does that make him? (An alien from Solaxiant 9, or something?)

Daniel in Brookline said...

And yeah, what TigerStripe said. I stopped taking the Nobel Peace Prize seriously years ago -- about when a prime minister won it for shaking a terrorist's hand, the terrorist won it too for shaking back, and the foreign minister threatened to scream and cry and hold his breath if he didn't share it too.

It's gone downhill since. Al Gore won it for making a fraudulent movie and for not being George Bush. Jimmy Carter won it for not being George Bush and... and not much else. Obama won it because he promised to to just go on being awesome; I half expected them to apologize for not issuing him one at birth.

At this rate, in ten years they'll be giving out Nobel Peace Prizes in Cracker Jack boxes.