An unhappy United Nations birthday

Did it escape your attention that last month was the 70th birthday of the United Nations? Did you miss the opportunity to celebrate by following Elyx on an “exciting 70-day (virtual) trip around the world to shine light on the U.N.’s work”?

What? You’re not familiar with Elyx, the United Nations’ first “digital ambassador”? Allow me to introduce you: Elyx is a stick figure created not by a 5-year-old but by the “renowned French artist YAK.”

You’ve never heard of YAK either? My goodness. Yacine Ait Kaci, according to his publicists, is “currently reinventing digital street art, or misappropriating reality through virtual reality, by means of viral drawing on social networks.” Got that? Me neither.

  • mobuyus

    The UN should celebrate and get bombed on it’s birthday.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    There should be a United Democratic Nations composed primarily of the Anglosphere.
    The rest are free to join if they can get their acts together.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It seems a very inefficient way to carry on the work of the Third Reich.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      They’re working on the Fourth.

  • marty_p

    The artist YAK and his character make me want to yak.

    I prefer this Elyx:


  • Xavier

    When I hear ‘viral drawing on social networks’ I load up on Vitamin C and penicillin.

  • DMB

    A one world totalitarian socialist government with a single currency and religion (Islam/Satanism) is their ultimate goal.

    • Alain


  • Norman_In_New_York

    70 years of wasted tax dollars.

  • Brett_McS

    Somehow this seems appropriate:

  • bob e

    US should give them 30 days to find another home & endower..
    quatar, saudi, iran, somalia, or some gulf state where all female
    members have to wear hijabs ..
    then turn the building into an intl anti jihad HQ ..