WTF Friday, 5/24/2013

This week’s entry is a rare WTF inspired by awesomeness: The Onion’s “9 Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence That Will Make You Reassess The Scope Of The 1986 Vienna Convention On The Law Of Treaties Between States And International Organizations.”

What’s the connection between Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and an obscure, not-even-in-force, multilateral treaty? Unclear. Who on The Onion staff is even aware of the VCLTIO, and why? Also unclear. Why do they refer to the ICJ’s 1996 Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons as an advisory “paper”? Mystifying. And what’s their problem with Article 66, anyway?

We may never know.

Kate Cronin-Furman

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