We were spending so much time casting blogstones at our fellow Americans' ignorance we probably deserved the humiliation of admitting we weren't familiar with the woman the great authorities at Forbes consider the world's most powerful woman, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has a PhD in physics and a picture of Catherine the Great in her office. WHY DO WE KNOW WHO ISABELLA BLOW IS AND NOT THIS LADY? Anyway, here's the embarrassing part: our brother is a press officer for the German Embassy. We consulted said brother, who just the other day introduced us to the ingenious German term "tussi," which indicates a young blond who manages to dress equal parts rich and slutty — the German equivalent of the JAP, basically (ahem) (Google image search result displayed at right) — as to whether Forbes' estimation of Angela's power was correct.
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