So the Iranian Guardian Council (not to be confused with the Assembly of Experts, Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce or the International House of Pancakes) conducted a recount today of 10 percent of the ballots and — SPOILER ALERT — redeclared noted homosexualist Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as the Grand Preznit of Iran. They also took the time to dismiss all previous complaints about the June 12 election.
Luckily, though, Michael Jackson died, so all the protests were canceled.
So, a question: Will this be a Tiananmen Square moment, plunging the country into a decades-long crackdown on protest, or will some dashing Vaclav Havel character emerge to lead the Green Velour Revolution? (And yes, the tone of this post may seem bitter and flip, but how else does one survive the unremitting cognitive dissonance brought on by living in the world?)