Monday, September 19, 2005

Does Tea Equal World Peace?

It has come to my attention that earlier this month Japan appointed Sen Genshitsu as a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations. Sen Genshitsu is an eighty two year old tea ceremony master. It is hoped by them that his appointment will improve public interest in the activities of the United Nations.

That seems like a good way to go about such a thing to me. As you may have noticed here in America we've taken another approach in a recent appointment that accomplished the same results. Our way of getting people interested involved a scary mustachioed man. Unfortunately the mustache is the least scary thing about his appointment. That's a bold statement that can only be appreciated if you've seen the thing.

I have to say though that I would really like to see what would happen if these two had a nice cup together. Although I suspect it would result in a green mustache and not much more.

As long the Britt's don't try to get in on this "shock the world" type of U.N. appointment by nominating Gorillaz lead singer 2-D.

I wonder who Sen Genshitsu would give the "honored guest" position to if they all had tea together...

This story was found on: Japan Today.

Now go have a cup.

2 comments

At 9/22/2005 08:58:00 AM, Blogger Chandira said...

I could only deal with that mustache after a decent cuppa.. Eeeshh.. What do guys think when they grow such monstrocities??

 
At 9/22/2005 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

i am enjoying a cuppa right now, in fact.

 

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