Eight Days a Week

The lead editorial in today's New York Times, "Pakistani P.R.", begins:

You have to hand it to Pervez Musharraf. With all the problems the Pakistani president faces at home, he still found time to spend eight days in Europe last week, assuring world leaders everything is fine in his nuclear-armed state. ...

Serious stuff — but what catches my tiny literal mind is the phrase "... eight days in Europe last week ...". Does Musharraf have a time machine? Was he bilocating? Did he tunnel through a wormhole in spacetime? Whatever the mechanism, it could be more dangerous to the world than mere nuclear weapons!

^z - 2008-02-01

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