Venezuelan president, Hugo “Weaving” Chavez, today announced in a United Nations General Assembly meeting his support for Noam Chomsky’s new book, More Stuff I Dislike About Capitalism.
“[Chomsky] came to share his nostrums to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world,” said an emphatic Chavez. He went on to say that he and his nation “welcome [their] new Chomsky overlord.”
Chavez has long been known to be a fan of Chomsky, and his support for the book surprised few.
US President George W Bush, recently having made his reading habit of 400 pages a day public, has weighed in on the issue, stating that “it’s no My Pet Goat, but it’s right up there with The Count of Montecristo and the back of the V05 shampoo bottle.”
Recently, differences in opinion have brought the leaders of the two nations to a war of words, with Chavez once commenting that “Alfred Hitchcock … could use [My Pet Goat] as a [movie] scenario. I would even propose a title: ‘The Devil’s Recipe.'”
During Chavez’s speech to the General Assembly, Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad, himself long a fan of Chomsky, could be seen nodding in approval of the endorsement, but went on later to say that “[Bush’s] rhetoric today shows exactly what kind of man he is,” and “We’re not going to address that sort of comic-strip approach to international affairs.”
After hearing of Ahmadinejad’s statements, Chavez replied, “It smells of sulfur here,” to which a stern looking Ahmadinejad replied, “Whoever smelt it, dealt it.” While some government officials at first speculated that this was a defiant response and that the cozy relationship between Chavez and Ahmadinejad might be cooling, independent reports later confirmed that Ahmadinejad and Chavez had earlier shared a feast comprised entirely of boiled eggs.
Neither Noam Chomsky nor My Pet Goat could not be reached for comment.