The best part of politics: because they're all screwing us anyway.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Turkmenistan celebrates its melons

No, not those melons--the actual fruit.

Turkmenistan's authoritarian leader on Sunday congratulated citizens of the ex-Soviet republic on the Turkmen Melon Day he established to honor the favorite fruit of the sun-drenched Central Asian nation.

The nation currently grows 500 varieties of melon, including the Czar Melon, grown to honor President Saparmurat Niyazov, and the Golden Age, meant to symbolize prosperity under the president, the Agriculture Ministry said.

"Let the life of every Turkmen be as beautiful as our melons," Niyazov said in a statement.

Now that's a motto I think most Americans could live with.


  • At 8:56 PM, Blogger The Biased Reporter said…

    I wish more Americans would learn to love their natural melons instead of wanting fake, organic ones;)

  • At 9:31 PM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    I agree! People should be proud of the melons God gave them :-)


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