Andrew W.K. Named U.S. Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East

2012-11-25

Story by Charles Ken

The U.S. Department of State has named Andrew W.K. the U.S. Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East

In one very strange piece of news, the U.S. Department of State of has evidently named wacky singer-songwriter Andrew W.K. the “Cultural Ambassador” to the Middle East. No, we’re not making this up.

According to the musician’s official website, Andrew will jet off to Bahrain in December, and once there, he’ll visit “elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, music venues, and more, all while promoting partying and world peace.”

His website goes on to state, “In the tradition of the American Jazz Ambassadors who traveled the world in the mid 20th century as examples of American culture and spirit, Andrew has been invited by the State Department to travel to the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain and share his music and partying with the people there.”

Andrew is apparently thrilled with the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the Middle East. “This is a tremendous invitation,” Andrew said in an official statement. “I’m very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I’ve never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!”

**Editor’s note: Andrew W.K.’s Trip to the Middle East has been cancelled by the State Department. For more on the cancellation, visit Andrew W.K.’s official website.**




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