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Sensitive international negotiations on arms control taking place in Geneva could be menaced by mobs of screaming, topless women throwing mayonnaise, according to one of the delegates. Mr Ivan Grinevich, representing the nation of Belarus, made the remarks on Tuesday during a meeting of the United Nations Conference on …

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Topless ladies with mayonaise?

This is the worst case scenario, obviously. Peanut butter might rank right up there. Methinks someone has too much time on their hands. Or is there a credible threat? If there is... ticket to Geneva with video cam in hand.

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Re: Topless ladies with mayonaise?

Worst case?? I think that depends on if the ladies in Question are Belarusian babushkas or not; in that event, not even peanut butter and whips will save the day.

Now if it was Paris or Taylor Swift mind you........

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Re: Topless ladies with mayonaise?

I figured they'd be Swiss since this meeting is in Geneva .. I could be wrong.

I misworded my first post.... worst case in HIS mind....

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Re: Topless ladies with mayonaise?

Saucey!

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WTF?

BTW

For those that dont know, a "babushka" is a wrinkled old grandma.

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Re: BTW

ie any Belorussian woman over the age of 32.

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Hmmmm, methinks Ivan Grinevich has a sponsorship deal with Hellmann's.

Or he has some pervy fantasies.

Just sayin....

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Or maybe the local branch of Femen have been trolling his spies.

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Or maybe, just maybe...

"Or he has some pervy fantasies"

Or maybe he has access to information that you don't...

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Femen

I read that as "Fremen". I've got a pretty grasshopper mind but the jump to Frank Herbert's Dune got me for a moment.

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Hellmann's, Sir Barry?

Best Foods, Shirley ... But then I'm on the proper side of the Rockies.

(Personally, I make my own. Aioli sans garlic isn't exactly rocket science.)

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Re: Or maybe, just maybe...

A Roman emperor once held a banquet with 300 creamcovered virgins to lick off for dessert.

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He's just shy

They're not used to let the public know much in Belarus…

I do think that his hypothetical scenario reflects more his fantasies than reality, though.

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Re: He's just shy

"I do think that his hypothetical scenario reflects more his fantasies than reality, though."

Are you sure? I thought this was an interesting insight into Belarus and its politics.

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Big Brother

or maybe Benny Hill is still on TV there?

And those are the risks you take coming to the decadent West.

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Facepalm

I was kind of hoping this was something that really happened. But it's almost funnier that it didn't.

"What if there were bottomless men throwing ketchup?"

"What if there were nude children throwing mustard?"

You have to plan for everything.

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Given the headline, i must say I found the story's accompanying stock photo somewhat disappointing.

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No Picture

Obviously it didn't happen...sadly.

IGMC

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"I found the story's accompanying stock photo somewhat disappointing."

Yeah, we came for topless ladies throwing mayonnaise, not topless ladies throwing stock!

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Methinks Mr Grinevich is hopeful ...

... that his trolling will provide the intended results. Is he prone to taking snapshots with his iFad? The peanut gallery is honestly curious ;-)

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Topless ladies with mayonnaise?

Are these ladies available for parties, weddings, wakes, and other celebrations that might just need a little cheering up?

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Mayonnaise?

What's wrong with the much more palatable crème fraiche?

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crème fraiche

F'narr! F'narr!

...We all know what sort of crème you're on about, and 'palatable' for who? eh? eh? Know what I'm saying...

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WTF?

And he is....

Mr Lomonaco remained unimpressed, pointing out that he could see only two people in the public gallery as the discussion took place

When it comes to the UN there is a long queue of unimpressed people.

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Re: And he is....

AIUI: very, very little of any worth goes on in the public chambers. Generally anything of value happens in the side (private) rooms with smaller groups. In English, just to annoy the French.

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What idiots

These are the people deciding on arms control?

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Re: What idiots

you don't think they are actually *serious* about it ?!!!

(the arms control, for all we know the remark could be a coded message for "party tonight at my place?" )

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Re: What idiots

Not at all. These are the people making noise about arms control.

The people deciding the issue are in weapons manufacturers boardrooms, dressed in suits and very serious about their job.

When they have made up their minds, they will tell the people who make noise which way to make noise.

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Calling ISO

Or at least El Reg. Clearly we have the basis here for a measure of civil disruption: the TLWM. I admit that the male tendency to ogle must be discounted here, for one TLWM would cause traffic jams on most of the roads I know. But, pretending that this is not so, you might rank the average anti-World-Bank demonstration as 1000 TLWM and so on.

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Holmes

Belarus taking a dig at Brussels?

I suspect this is the Belarus government taking a dig at the European political elite, who have spent years lecturing the Belarusians on how to govern (and not be a dictatorship). The reference to topless protesters links to the trial of the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31349263), where everyone is very delicately dancing round the fact his "parties" we're allegedly attended by many of the Brussels political elite over the years (hence the bit about mayo). There seem to be quite a few politicians/dictators around the World that got lectured by the IMF and EU that seem to be enjoying DSK's comeuppance and the stories breaking of his "unusual" (and potentially illegal) sexual escapades (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31437975).

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Pics, or it isn't going to happen.

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@moiety

I'll second that! Bring on the photos or it didn't happen. And no Playmobil either!

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The Clear Agenda

It's clear that the fellow from Belarus was expressing a concern for the conference providing an opportunity for FEMEN to express its message, as opposed to concern for modesty or for the delegates' dry cleaning bills.

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I wonder what it is like in Belarussia

Clearly they seem to have a lot of fun over there.

Unless, of course, said topless ladies are all over sixty, in which case - yes, what a frightening prospect.

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Topless protestors - OK, I understand.

But mayonnaise? Any suggest why mayonnaise, rather than ketchup, mustard, remoullade, brown sauce, salad cream, Or is it a translation error and one of the topless women was called May O'Naise?

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Topless ladies throwing mayonnaise

Why don't any of my meetings have this!

But I would be content without the mayo

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Mayonnaise and the Mayor

"Bonfire of the Vanities" by Thomas Wolfe. A clothed woman throws a jar of mayonnaise at the NYC mayor during a press conference about a racially charged trial. Add Femen and stir.

Anyway, the politician wishes it would happen to him.

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if the topless ladies are emitting mayonnaise then IT'S A TRAP /admiralackbar

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