KING ABDALLAH II OF JORDAN SITS FOR INTERVIEW WITH MERCURY NEWS SERVICE;

Amman, Jordan. November 17, 2011, KING SQUAT OF JORDAN AGREES TO INTERVIEW WITH MNS’ HORTENSIA ALIQUOTTE. 

The king pulled out all the stops for this rare interview, appearing in his favourite confectioner’s outfit with some gold crown floating on his left as though suspended by a see-through wire.  

MNS:  Thank you, your majesty for agreeing to this interview.
HRH:  Very nice. 
MNS:  I’d like to cut to the chase.  You said in your interview with BBC that you thought       Bashar Assad of Syria should step down.  What did you mean?
HRH:  I did not mean “step down”.  I meant “step aside”.
MNS:  What is the difference?
HRH:  Oh, I think there’s a whole lot of difference.  Stepping down has the idea of falling on your face.  Stepping aside is like a torreador’s maneuvre – you know – stepping to the flank so that the horns don’t touch you.  
MNS:  I see.  But so many of your own citizens want you to step down.
HRH:  That was some time ago.  Those same citizens are now a thing of the past.
MNS:  Mmmm.  Everyone wants to ask this question:  Are you really the son of jewish-Canadian actor William Shatner?  Your constant appearances in a Star Trek tunic has the world abuzz with speculation.
HRH:   I am the son of Gtarrhh the Klingon.  Not Mr. Shatner.  I have to leave now, my Bird of Prey is boarding.  Beam me up Abdul.
MNS:  Thank you your majesty.