Axis of Evil Wannabes, by John Cleese 

Axis of Evil Wannabes, by John Cleese

A funny little piece someone sent me today.


Axis of Evil Wannabes, by John Cleese

Bitter after being snubbed for membership in the "Axis of Evil," Libya, China, and
Syria today announced they had formed the "Axis of Just as Evil," which they said
would be more evil than that stupid Iran-Iraq-North Korea axis President Bush warned
of in his State of the Union address.

Axis of Evil members, however, immediately dismissed the new axis as having, for
starters, a really dumb name. "Right. They are Just as their dreams!"
declared North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. "Everybody knows we're the best evils...
best at being evil...we're the best."

Diplomats from Syria denied they were jealous over being excluded, although they
conceded they did ask if they could join the Axis of Evil.

"They told us it was full," said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "An Axis can't
have more than three countries," explained Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "This is
not my rule, it's tradition. In World War II you had Germany, Italy, and Japan in
the evil Axis. So, you can only have three, and a secret handshake. Ours is wickedly

International reaction to Bush's Axis of Evil declaration was swift, as within
minutes, France surrendered. Elsewhere, peer-conscious nations rushed to gain
triumvirate status in what became a game of geopolitical chairs.

Cuba, Sudan, and Serbia said they had formed the "Axis of Somewhat Evil," forcing
Somalia to join with Uganda and Myanmar in the "Axis of Occasionally Evil," while
Bulgaria, Indonesia and Russia established the "Axis of Not So Much Evil Really As
Just Generally Disagreeable."

With the criteria suddenly expanded and all the desirable clubs filling up...Sierra
Leone, El Salvador, and Rwanda applied to be called the "Axis of Countries That
Aren't the Worst But Certainly Won't Be Asked to Host the Olympics."

Canada, Mexico, and Australia formed the "Axis of Nations That Are Actually Quite
Nice But Secretly Have Some Nasty Thoughts About America," while Scotland, New
Zealand and Spain established the "Axis of Countries That Be Allowed to Ask Sheep to
Wear Lipstick." "That's not a threat, really, just something we like to do," said
Scottish Executive First Minister Jack McConnell.

While wondering if the other nations of the world weren't perhaps making fun of him,
a cautious Bush granted approval for most axis, although he rejected the
establishment of the Axis of Countries Whose Names End in "Guay," accusing one of
its members of filing a false application. Officials from Paraguay, Uruguay, and
Chadguay denied the charges.

Israel, meanwhile, insisted it didn't want to join any Axis, but privately, leaders
said that's only because no one asked them.


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