Sketchbook May 2009

Facebook Group: World Leaders

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Kim Jong Il changed his profile picture.

Kim Jong Il

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined the group People Who Always
Have To Spell Their Names For Other People

Muammar Qaddafi is excited to nationalize Libyan oil assets.

Hugo Chávez
Bad idea.

Hugo Chávez and Hu Jintao are now friends.

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are now friends via the
People You May Know tool.

Vladimir Putin is getting Russia’s budget in order.

Dmitry Medvedev
Hey, where are you? Can I be in on this??

Elian Gonzalez was tagged in a photo.

Havana reunion party weekend, New Year’s ’09!
by Raúl Castro

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just posted an ad for enriched uranium on Craigslist.

Nicolas Sarkozy requests that David Cameron please remove the nude pictures of Carla Bruni from his photo album.

Kim Jong Il sent Lee Myung-bak and Ban Ki-moon an invitation using Smarty Pants:

I challenge you to a game of Smarty Pants trivia! I just scored 6,400 points in the game “The Smartest Pants.”
Think you can beat me?

Nicolas Sarkozy requests that Muammar Qaddafi please remove the nude photos of Carla Bruni from his photo album.

Vladimir Putin became a fan of ABBA.

Hosni Mubarak is working on a Gaza truce proposal.

Hosni Mubarak is wondering, How do you spell “intransagent”?

Barack Obama
The second “a” should be an “i”
Hamid Karzai
Barack—can you call me?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad changed his profile picture.


Hu Jintao joined the group I Bet I Can Find a Million People Who Don’t Care Michael Phelps Smoked Weed.

Muammar Qaddafi is off to see He’s Just Not That Into You.

Hamid Karzai
saw this on Saturday. Very funny!

Vladimir Putin added the Booze Mail application.

Vladimir Putin sent Nicolas Sarkozy a Vodka Stinger.

Pervez Musharraf joined the group Deposed World Leaders Against the Deposition
of World Leaders

Vladimir Putin sent Shoichi Nakagawa a Sake Bomb.

Angela Merkel is attending G8 summit, Wednesday, July 8.

Bill Clinton
See you there ;-)
Hillary Clinton
I don’t think so.

Kim Jong Il has just launched a Taepodong missile.

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