bitter after being snubbed 4 membership n the "axis of evil," libya, china, & syria 2day announced that they had formed the "axis of just as evil," which they said wld b more evil than that stupidiran-iraq-north korea axis . axis of evil members, however, immediately dismissed the new axis as having, 4 starters, a really dumb name. "right. they're just as evil . . . n their dreams!" declared north korean leader kim jong-il. "everybody knows we're the evilest . . . best at being evil . . . the best!" diplomats from syria denied they were jealous over being excluded, although they conceded they had asked f they could join the axis of evil. "they told us it was full," said syrian president bashar al-assad. "an axis can't hv more than 3 countries," xplained iraqi president saddam hussein. "this is not my rule, it's tradition. n ww II u had germany, italy, & japan n the evil axis. so, u can only hv 3, & a secret handshake. ours is wicked cool." international reaction to bush's axis of evil declaration was swift, as peer-conscious nations rushed 2 gain triumvirate status n what has b/c a game of geopolitical musical chairs. cuba, sudan & somalia announced that they had formed the "axis of somewhat evil," forcing indonesia 2 join w uganda & Myanmar n the "axis of sometimes evil," while bulgaria, albania & rumania established the "axis of not so much evil really as just generally disagreeable." w the criteria suddenly expanded & all the desirable clubs filling up, sierra leone, el salvador, & rwanda applied 2b called the "axis of countries that aren't the worst but certainly won't b asked 2 host the olympics". canada, mexico & australia formed the "axis of nations that r "actually quite nice but secretly hv some nasty thoughts about amerikkka," while scotland, new zealand & spain established the "axis of countries that want sheep 2 wear lipstick." "that's not a threat, really, just something we like 2 do," said scots xecutive 1st minister jack mcconnell. while wondering f the other nations of the world weren't perhaps making fun of him, a cautious bush granted approval 4 most axes, although he rejected the establishment of the "axis of countries whose names end n 'guay," accusing 1 of its members of filing a false application. officials from paraguay, uruguay, & chadguay denied the charges. israel, meanwhile, insisted it didn't want 2 join any axis, but privately world leaders said that's only because nobody asked them.