Monday, July 10, 2006

Strange Conversations

I run into some interesting people at work- various Arab royalty, former U.S. government members, occasional lunatics spraying invective. This afternoon I was getting a form from the dean's office for a student I'm trying to pay scholarship money to, when George Tenet started talking to the woman next to me about Zidane's headbutt in the World Cup Final yesterday. He said something along the lines of, "I just can't believe he did it," and then looked to me for confirmation. I, being scrappy, disagreed:

"There was a nipple twist that they didn't show."


"Yeah, the Italian guy totally twisted Zidane's nipple right before the headbutt."



I had other things I could have probably talked to George Tenet about. The politization of the intelligence field, the difficulty of finding Arab language specialists that can meet sometimes esoteric security clearance requirements, or, hell, the two weeks of rain we've had. Nope, I had to talk about the dreaded purple nurple.

Well, fuck.

For the record, I wanted Italy to win regardless of nipple action.


Anonymous qkslvrwolf said...

There was no nipple twist just before the headbutt. It would've had to be almost 30 seconds before....I watched a rather long replay.

The BBC claims that the italian insulted nidane's mother, and someone else claims he instulted his sister. Both hired lip-readers. Kinda funny. It was a very viscious headbutt, though.

I have to admit though...getting george tenet to talk to could have been a lot more interesting. Of course, then you might've been in trouble. ;-)

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I heard he called Zidane a terrorist...

3:53 PM  

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