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Defining Stunning: The United Nations Unabridged Dictionary

In the enduring spirit of Spy vs Spy, it's the real-life UN version: "Surprising" vs. "Stunning."

Surprising: (adj.) 1. The United Nations hands out military service medals to Pakistani soldiers.

Stunning: (adj.) 1. The United Nations appoints a new human-rights advisor who founded the Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize in 1989.

According to Wikipedia, "Winners of the Qaddafi prize have included Fidel Castro, Louis Farrakhan, and recently Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. In 2002, the awardees were '13 intellectual and literature personalities,' of whom the most notable were the French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy and Jean Ziegler himself."

It would make for an entertaining comic strip, but for the simple fact that it's reality.

Previewing next week's Fiction Meets Life headline:

Hu Jintao Nominated President of International Olympic Committee

With today's UN 'Human Rights' appointment, you can no longer say that stranger things have not truly already happened.

Hu at the IOC... Perhaps if the UN were the nominating authority for the IOC...