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Where is our Nobel Peace Prize?

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Disclaimer: this will be an analysis-free blog post.

So here’s how I expect many future conversations between my erstwhile co-blogger Alex and I  will go:

Saba: whats up
Alexander: nuthin
still amused abt the whole obama peace prize thing
sup with u
Saba: oh nothing
just been standing in a line for an hour
heard they were giving out the nobel peace prize for free
Alexander: no dude
you fool
its not for free
you have to bomb afghanistan & iraq, send some drones on pakistan and then bomb the moon, you also have to make a minimum of 4 nice speeches, then you can haz prize

So yes. In a day that has been marked with bloodshed, the biggest WTF moment of the day has to be US President Barack Obama being awarded with the coveted (it is in some circles) prize of em all, the Nobel Peace Prize, previous winners of which include Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela. Obama’s due to speak shortly on his win Obama just said he doesn’t feel he deserves the win but will take it as a call to action. For now, here’s the round-up of the best tweets on the subject:

Alex (@alexlobov): Whut I got a Muslim & a Jew to shake hands once & took a photo. Where’s my peace prize?

Tom Gara (@tomgara): Yo, Obama, I like you and Ima let you finish, but Henry Kissenger was the least deserving Nobel laureate of ALL TIME

Nadir Hassan (@Nadir_Hassan): So what’s the difference between the Peace Prize and People Magazine’s Ten Biggest Celebrities list? Nobel in Lit for Dan Brown next year

AfPak Channel (@AfPakChannel): Also, the non-AfPak news this AM makes no sense: we’re bombing the moon and Obama won the Nobel peace prize?

David Steven (@davidsteven): BREAKING NEWS on Obama’s Nobel prize. Turns out it was awarded for making peace with Hillary Clinton.

Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner): In move to restore credibility, Nobel committee announces Neil Patrick Harris will host awards presentation.

EDIT: And my favourite so far, via @davidsteven: RT @antonvowl Obama’s peace prize to be delivered by drone aircraft. Accidentally ends up in civilian wedding 20 miles away.

More later, once we’re done with removing our jaws from the floor and writing out our list of reasons for why we need to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Written by Saba Imtiaz

October 10, 2009 at 1:25 am

Posted in US

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  1. I have to bookmark this page. I will come back and laugh and laugh and laugh.
    Can’t wait for the updates.

    Anand Bala

    October 10, 2009 at 1:33 am

  2. as they say, ‘if you see something, say something’ got a funny peace prize tweet? post it here 🙂


    October 10, 2009 at 1:44 am

  3. OMG where is my nobel peace prize I have given a home less guy 2 cents as a contribution in the recession in trade so he can go buy some booz… my 2 cents made a difference in economy i want my prize!!!


    October 10, 2009 at 1:48 am

  4. This was my tweet: “Best Obama Nobel Prize joke goes 2 Ezra Klein: Obama also awarded Nobel prize in chemistry. “He’s just got great chemistry” says Nobel Committee”


    October 10, 2009 at 2:19 am

    • i am so RTing that right now


      October 10, 2009 at 2:28 am

  5. lol at david steven’s comment about making peace with hillary.

    however i’d like to think of it as Bush being the Chuck from “Good Luck Chuck” of global politics. he screws america and large parts of the world, the america and the world falls head in heels for the next guy….and awards him a peace prize for speaking english and having a nice smile. hell, maybe even john mccain would have got this.


    October 10, 2009 at 10:34 am

  6. yeah its true a lot of ppl have pointed out that ‘obama won a nobel peace prize for not being george w. bush’… there is definitely something to be said for relativity.


    October 11, 2009 at 1:50 am

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