Monday, June 13, 2005

Last Word on the EU Constitution

A comment yesterday highlighted this superb parody in the Weekly Standard. The late unlamented constitution was replete with bizarre action items, such as Lithuania promising to shut down a nuclear reactor and "noting" the existence of Swedish reindeer husbandry (don't go there). The Weekly Standard extends it with items such as:

Declaration 842: The 10-based number system shall be revised to a binary system. The eventual goal will be to streamline down to a unary system. Until 2070, Macedonia must use hex.

Declaration 722: the government of France retains sole rights to the licensing and manufacture of Villepin: A Fragrance for Men.

Declaration 1552: The Conference notes that it will find a way to screw Finland.