Apparently the United States owes $1.5 billion and change to the United Nations.
To whoever’s in charge of cutting that check: If we pay one dime to the UN before someone gets fired for this recent nonsense from 760 United Nations Plaza, then I just might throw in with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and secede.
The other night, a few days before the show’s four-year run as a cult hit ended, the United Nations opened its Economic and Social Council Chamber for a panel discussion on how “Battlestar Galactica” might inform the international body’s approach to some problems of the day: terrorism, torture, religious conflict.
(The evening was part of the U.N.’s new “creative community outreach” program.)
Placards at the seats, which earlier had identified delegates from France and Venezuela, now read “Caprica” and “Aquarion.”
The panel included William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos), the admiral of the spaceship Galactica, and Laura Roslin (played by Mary McDonnell), the president of the Twelve Colonies, along with two producers from “B.S.G.” and a handful of earthbound U.N. dignitaries.
It’s no joke. Here is the web cast page United Nations website. Scroll down to March 17. Check it out. Apparently this went on for more than two hours.
And yes. that’s actually Whoopi Goldberg taking a break from creating “Whoopi Goldberg the Musical” to moderate the event.
With everything going on — Somali pirates still roaming the seas, post-genocide cleanup in Darfur, the Thailand army shooting its own people during a protest, uprisings in India, severe, long-lasting droughts in Africa, North Korea launching missiles willy-nilly, and god knows what-all — this, this is what the UN comes up with?
It’s enough to make me beat up the next kid who comes to my door asking for a UNICEF donation.