Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!
Here’s some nonsense you might have missed this week:
A society of British Christians have been inundating Serbian soldiers with Bibles “to promote moral transformation in the ranks and prevent future war crimes”. I suspect the fact that Serbia isn’t currently at war with anyone will do more to cut down on war crimes, but hey, I guess 4000 New Testaments can’t hurt.
H&M launched a campaign in South Africa featuring only white models and then promptly made matters SO MUCH worse by tweeting that the models were selected to “convey a positive image“. #Fail
And if artisanal mayonnaise, bindles, and dog biscuits weren’t enough, Brooklynites can now pay $40 an hour for artisanal parenting.
And in other news, I seriously cannot adapt to these Twitter hearts. Can someone please make them go away?
I’m headed out the door on a 2 week vacation, but before I go, here’s what’s up:
Russia predictably vetoed a Security Council resolution recognizing as genocide the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces. It did so as a favor to its Serb allies, who felt that the resolution might make them look bad.
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia has lost its fourth international investigating judge in five years. It’s almost like it’s hard to prosecute international crimes in the face of persistent obstruction by the national government.
The media is trying to make “Grexit” happen. Ugh.
Serbia has increased the reward for capturing Ratko Mladic to $14 million! Who will find him?!?
Morgan Tsvangirai has threatened to sue Robert Mugabe over what he believes to be unconstitutional appointments. However, Section 31 (K) of the Zimbabwean Constitution may prevent such action: “Where the President is required or permitted by this Constitution or any other law to act on his own deliberate judgment, a court shall not in any case inquire into any of the following questions or matter.” Kind of feel like that section needs to be tweaked a little bit…
Meanwhile, Mugabe is busy giving $300,000 to the Zimbabwean man who came in 2nd in “Big Brother Africa.” The donation has been described as “compensation for depression.” Let’s hope the aforementioned lawsuit doesn’t infringe on President Mugabe’s ability to support such obviously worthwhile causes.