Michelle Obama caused a small stir in Saudi Arabia by not covering her hair (which is considered sexually provocative) while in the company of royal billionaires wearing sensible tablecloths on their heads.
According to a Saudi spokeswoman, devout Muslims feel that the hair on a woman's head is as personal and private and hard to straighten as the hair on her Netherlands, but the kingdom's rulers believe the first lady did not intend to give offense.
"Mrs. Obama was simply unable to obtain a head scarf," the spokeswoman explained, "because owing to our King's death, all of the stores were closed - including Hijabi Lobby."
At that moment, the Saudi news conference was interrupted by an explosive rimshot. The drummer responsible was, of course, beheaded.
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