Context. The Nobel Peace Prize committees wisdom to award Obama with the prize for “giving the world hope for a better future,” may have at first seemed like a stunningly stupid decision. But this must all be taken in context. By that I mean, in the context of whom Obama was competing against, this was the only true and logical outcome. And the nominees are:
Emanuel El Munez: Columbian drug lord who started an orphanage with money stolen from a wealthy land owner he killed over a property dispute.
Slavaka Klopek: A Georgian madam who founded the Klopek Academia for Girls. An institute dedicated to the education of young girls so that they may be more profitable mail order brides.
Mumia Abu-Jamal: who was actually a very close second but the committee didn’t want to give the impression that Hollywood was calling the shots.
Pierre Lauriet: Insane french man who tried to tie a string around the world.
Samuel Derekson: Iowa native who moved to Somalia and has worked tirelessly to bring about peace in the region through his love of Chess and Macaroni hot dish.
Superman. That one I actually support.
Ngyen Ngyompiang: Reformed vietcong who taught the lepers to sing. (h/t Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid).