Magical 80s Sitcom Writers Long Ago Foretold Year of Gaddafi's Death
Not yet ready to stomach the gruesome, hardcore images of Muammar Gaddafi's capture and death flying around the Internet? Here for you then is a bland, insipid version of Gaddafi's demise brought to you by, who else, the 1980s! Eerily, this segment about Gaddafi reaching the office of St. Peter (where all bad Muslims go?) from this short-lived 1987 Matthew Perry sitcom Second Chance was mystically set in the world of 2011, which means, terrifyingly, that the 80s finally got exactly one thing right.
Meanwhile, the latest from the Guardianlive blog indicates that NATO is still making up its mind about whether to quit bombing the shit out of Libya, which was so much fun while it lasted:
Nato commanders are recommending the Libya air campaign should now be brought to an end, my colleague Julian Borger tells me. The formal decision will be taken tomorrow by the North Atlantic Council, representing Nato member states. Julian just received this comment from a Nato official:
"A military assessment of the current situation in Libya and a recommendation for the wrapping up of the Nato operation is on its way to Nato HQ. This will most likely prompt a special meeting of the North Atlantic Council tomorrow to consider the recommendation and decide on the future of the current mission."