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Gadhafi TV address goes so long, he needs to hydrate

I don't mean to make light of the dangerous and deadly situation in Libya; but it's worth noting: what a bizarre speech. It was punctuated by threats of violence against protesters, varying assertions of control and benevolence, and... the guy with the mug, bringing him something to drink.

Update 12:36 p.m. ET: Some useful context about humor around the Gadhafi speech from Egyptian Nevine Zaki:

Humor aside, this is very sad. We are laughing cause we re at z comfort of our homes. But I m sure all Libyans are now shaking inside

We previously ran a picture by Zaki here on PhotoBlog.

<P.S.: Click here for a read on all of the alternate spellings of the Libyan leader's name: Moammar Khaddafy, Muammar Qaddafi, Moammar el-Qaddafi, Moammar Gaddafi>