The United Nations Security Council took time out of its busy schedule of condemning things to decide whether or not to let the Netflix original series, House Of Cards, film in its chambers. According to The Huffington Post, 15 council members privately discussed the filming—keeping their identities shielded, lest they be publicly ousted as not having had time to catch up on the show’s second season. Despite the secrecy, it’s rumored that Russia was the country that ultimately refused to allow the series to film in the U.N. Security Council chamber when it wasn’t in session, presumably hoping public outrage over the decision to ban Kevin Spacey would distract from Russia’s backing of insurgents in the Ukraine.
France’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud told reporters, “It’s disappointing for you, I guess, because you wanted to see the actors.” He added, “It’s reassuring because I think the actors would have seemed so much more elegant than we are, you know.” As of press time, it’s unclear if this is actually a story about an international peacekeeping, organization or some bizarre Funny Or Die sketch.
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