Americans are often criticized for being self-interested, but you can’t blame the country recently for its preoccupation with the party primaries. With presidential candidates dominating the news, it seemed like no one even noticed that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry had slipped out of the country to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
We’re used to hearing utter nonsense emanate from Biden, but it’s a bit of a relief to know that other countries have set up the equally wise in positions of power. Much like Hillary Clinton’s web page listing her greatest accomplishments, the World Economic Forum put up its own web page of the 36 best quotes from Davos 2016. We’re not sure why they didn’t go ahead and print a 36-month inspirational calendar and release it straight to the $5 bargain bin at Walmart.
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) January 26, 2016
The Onion, or maybe Hallmark. We just can’t get over this Hollywood Squares-style collage with will.i.am — “musician and philanthropist” — featured front and center. Yes, the composer of classics such as “My Humps” and “Sumthin’ for that Ass” shared his unique outlook on the 21st century dream.
— Michael E Lewis (@MichaelELewis_) January 26, 2016
Let’s put our optimism goggles on and then discuss mankind’s destruction of the planet.
So the unemployed shouldn’t fret over that job search, then?
John Kerry forgot to write a speech and just stole lines from “Terminator 2.”
— Michael Miles (@_m_miles) January 26, 2016
— blue ghosties (@blueghosties) January 27, 2016
@BenjaminNorton "Statements are only fantasies unless you have buzzwords."
— Kevin Gannon (@TheTattooedProf) January 26, 2016
— Karen Gadbois (@gadboislensnola) January 26, 2016
@BenjaminNorton stop making fun. Do you realize how unstoppable we'd be if you made the Minister of the Future wear Optimism Goggles?
— #NeverTrump (@Rebuild_Liberty) January 27, 2016
@BenjaminNorton I used to wear optimism goggles after a few pints on a Friday.
— brock cadaver (@brockcadaver) January 27, 2016
— Carson Stanwood (@carsonstanwood) January 26, 2016
— Mitch Youngblood (@SouthernNinja) January 26, 2016
@BenjaminNorton "There are no legal protections from having your mind involuntarily read." LOL
— Dirac (@DiracMan42) January 26, 2016
— Ryan Macri (@RyMaN600) January 26, 2016
@BenjaminNorton these can't be real… can they?
— Jason Steinhauer (@JasonSteinhauer) January 26, 2016
'My assistant handed me this in the elevator' – all of them
— samo102us (@samo102us) January 27, 2016
— Wesley Perich (@WesleyPerich) January 26, 2016
— Bob Parkman (@bpm4532) January 26, 2016