Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Speculation was that Condoleezza Rice would speak informally with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at a state dinner in Egypt last night, possibly leading to a constructive US-Iranian dialog on Iraqi issues.

Didn't happen.

Mottaki refused to sit opposite Rice because there was a woman wearing a revealing red dress present in the room, a Russian violinist who was providing entertainment for the evening. In fact, Mottaki couldn't even tolerate being in the same room with her, and fled.

Uh. Where does one start?

1. Thank GOD I don't have to practice a religion with medieval sexual mores.

2. Muscovite babes in red dresses == HAWT!

3. I can't find a news story with a photo of the offending dress. This is an outrage! I really want to be, um, offended, too.

4. Why are we even thinking about using nukes to knock Iran's nuclear program? Obviously we just need to invade Iran with the staff of the Playboy mansion and the June Taylor Dancers.1

1. By genetic manipulation and DNA-splicing of primitive joke-stock, I have recreated an exact duplicate of a Jay Leno opening monologue joke. This is it.



meaning: praise, reward

褒め上げる == homeageru == (verb) to praise to the skies, extol
褒美 == houbi == (noun) reward, prize

Top and bottom elements together are 'clothing' (衣). Middle radical is 'preserve' (保), which here acts phonetically to express 'long'. This character apparently originally denoted a special sort of long robe given by the Emperor as a reward to someone he favored. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Praised and rewarded for preserving clothes.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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