those dips in the state department

I swear, sometimes you get a level of humour from the government that otherwise would require trained comedians months to think up. I thought they were kidding when I first saw it on Foreign Policy, but apparently the US State Department has a new blog named... wait for it... DIPNOTE! The blog explains:

We're new at this. It looks like we broke our own rule and used State jargon in our blog title. "Dipnote" refers to a diplomatic note. It is one of the many ways in which governments formally communicate with each other.
Which really doesn't help in the slightest, but might make them feel better about the, forgive me, dippy name.
Anonymous commented:
I was wondering if you'd stumble onto that one. Very strange (and seemingly very useless). But I couldn't help myself and posted anyways. I can't imagine they'll get anything from us and I highly doubt they'll use it to disseminate any useful or interesting information to us. So, what's the point? Clearly, just to give another mirage of the government as "the good guys."--ryaN
on Fri Oct 5 19:40:27 2007

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