Oh 2018, you will never cease to amaze us
What on earth is happening? Every single day, ask yourself this: what is happening? Every time something happens in 2018, it is more ridiculous than the last thing that happened.
You thought a snake eating a pigeon on Leytonstone High Road was weird? Well get ready for today’s slice of nonsense: Steven Seagal has been officially appointed as Russia’s Special Envoy to the US. Yeah, Steven Seagal, the martial arts guy. The ponytail guy. Cockpuncher. That Steven Seagal.
I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of Russian and American Humanitarian ties.— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) August 5, 2018
I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world.
I take this honour very seriously pic.twitter.com/LTuUxsk1aZ
You see, Putin is a big fan of Seagal, who has long had an association with Russia, even calling the president a personal friend. Back in 2016, he was even granted Russian citizenship by Putin himself:
“I’ve always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations.
“I have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially.”
Yep, no idea what’s happening. This is an official position - it’s unpaid, sure, but it’s an actual thing - Seagal will be in charge of improving relations between the two countries. Relations, you’ll recall, which are pretty fraught - so get the guy from Exit Wounds to sort it out. That’s what’s happened, here.
Who knows if this will actually lead to any semblance of progress in any way, but at least the announcement gives us the chance to post the greatest ever video of Steven Seagal in existence:
Oh man, that never gets old.