“Dr. Strangeleap: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the O-Bomb.”
Kubrick fans will chuckle over this one. (And these days, any chuckle we can get…right?)
“Hello, Mahmoud? Hi, this is Barack. Barack Obama, Mahmoud. President Obama. No. The headlines in the New York Times were not planted by the CIA. No, it’s not all a big trick to fool the world. I really am president of the United States. Yes, well. Thank you, Mahmoud. Yes, we’re all very proud. Yes, I will say hello to Jesse for you.
“Now, listen, Mahmoud, the reason I’m calling is a terrible thing has happened. I’m going to tell you, Mahmoud. We have just learned that one of Israel’s generals has done a silly thing. What happened is he went, well, a little funny in the head and he launched an air strike against your country, Mahmoud. MAHMOUD! It doesn’t do any good to yell at me. It wasn’t MY idea. No, Mahmoud.”