Tired of reading about politics? The ironically named Political Debrief brings you a different kind of news: countries doing things that are totally and completely human.
This week around the world:
– France had a minor existential crisis when he realized that the artwork in his home doesn’t awe him the way it did two hundred years ago.
– China began stockpiling headache medicine and herbal remedies. When Singapore asked why, she was told to “look at a map.”
– The United States and Canada had a heated argument about whether or not peanut butter should be refrigerated. Though the argument ended in a draw, both swear they’re the winner. (This was not dissimilar to their bagged milk argument from last month.)
– Mexico invested in a brand new pair of binoculars. They’re really nice binoculars.
– On Friday night Russia’s scarf got caught in a door and she tried to play it off, but Belarus’s cackling made it clear she hadn’t succeeded.
– New Zealand’s Kiwi gave birth on Wednesday, but he is refusing to give Australia one of the babies until the Rugby World Cup is over.
– North Korea finally sat down and tried to give the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album a listen. He had to stop three songs in, however, because the music was too hedonistic and embodied everything wrong with a free, capitalist society.
– Switzerland has officially announced that he is holding a funeral for his desire to give a shit. It is, he says, long overdue.
– Japan considered decorating or painting her WiiU as a metaphorical way of masking her disappoint in it.
Check out this post’s Behind the Scenes to catch all the historical and political references.