Mardi Gras in Baghdad
So I ordered a supply of beads from my trusty supplier and had them delivered to Baghdad. After my meeting this morning with 3 Iraqi generals, I proceeded to give them beads and attampted to explain to them the concept of Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday and the like.
Have you ever tried to explain to someone what Mardi Gras is? Have you ever tried to do that with folks who don't speak English and aren't Christian? It was not an easy task. But the generals seemed appreciative, and proudly donned their beads as they left the building.
[No flashing was involved.]