AWK: "US Department of State Brings Andrew To The Middle East As A Cultural Ambassador of Partying"

Further proof that the world as we know it fell through a wormhole into a parallel dimension modelled after the classic late nineties Channel 4 series Brass Eye at some point in the past 6 years with the following news:

From AWK Town:

The US Department of State in partnership with the US Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, has invited Andrew to visit the Middle East to promote partying and positive power. 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 will begin his journey sometime in December, 2012 and will visit elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, music venues, and more, all while promoting partying and world peace.

Andrew says: "This is a tremendous invitation. 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!"

"I am intrigued to hear your thoughts on this," said Le Muir, who sent me the news.

Well, there sure are usually at least two sides to a thing. The comments on AWK's site reflect this pretty well.

Here is one.

Here is another.

One thing is for sure: if true, joy will be brought out, just like rice.

Saying that, the more I think about it, the more I think this is Andrew turbo trolling for the purpose of making folks QUESTION WHAT THEY'RE TOLD again. Is there anything on the US State Department site? Has anyone reported it with a source other than AWK?