Homemade Helmets All the Rage in Egypt

Flying rocks, bottles and Anderson Coopers are presenting big time danger to the personal safety of those on the streets in Egypt, so some are resorting to the latest in cranial protection technology:

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Full size pics here.

Meanwhile, due to the fact that President Obama’s speech directed toward Egyptians the other day was met with less than a shrug of the shoulders, plans are underway for a presidential visit that will allow him to deliver a flawless speech in Egypt while at the same time affording the president the same protections as above. To make that a reality, the following piece of emergency equipment is being pulled from the White House storage closet:

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Final note: It’s only been a year and a half since Obama’s “A New Beginning” speech in Cairo. I shudder to think how bad things would be in Egypt if he hadn’t brought everybody together.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)