Sam to dearly beloved: did you hear that Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize?
Dearly beloved: For...?
Sam: well that's the question, isn't it?!
Strange that something so honourable can end up demeaning both parties. If Obama was Roman Catholic then beatitude might be possible, but as he isn't, is there anywhere else left to go? I fear that after this, everything will be downhill and anti-climax. Is Nemesis ever merciful?
(Sorry if this comes across as excessively cynical and snarky. I'm genuinely baffled.)