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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Looking at the pictures and turning the page

[With sincere apologies to Aussie Dave who really does this kind of thing so much better... but I couldn't resist]

This photo appeared last week in the Jerusalem Post accompanying some forgettable article about Pali gunmen acting up (yawn):

(Photo © Jerusalem Post)

These are the sub-human idiots on whom our leaders are pinning their hopes for a real and lasting peace.  Give me strength.  Note to Olmert:  You can't talk peace with people whose idea of a parade looks like the picture above.

Being a child of the '70s, I couldn't help noticing the similarity between that picture and this:


Seriously, when it ceases to be culturally acceptable to ride around in public brandishing automatic assault rifles and firing them into the air to express happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, rage, confusion, disappointment, amusement, etc., I'll start reading 'news' about our 'peace partners'.

Until that day, I'll just keep looking at the pictures... and turning the page. 

Posted by David Bogner on January 3, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (12) | TrackBack

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

OK, we have a winner!

This very un-PC offering from The Netherlands is the hands down funniest video of the year (all one-and-a-half days of it so far). 

From what I understand, these were produced by the Dutch Government as a public safety series on the safe handling and use of fireworks.  I'm just trying to picture the uproar if this approach was ever tried in the U.S..

Anyway, I nearly peed myself watching the four short clips... so I can only imagine how much funnier they would have been if I understood Dutch. 

But don't take my word for it... go watch!

[Warning, if you are easily offended by the gratuitous portrayal of generic Taliban-esque characters as backward savages... you might want to take a pass on this one and spare us both the trauma of having me tell you publicly to get over yourself.]

Hat tip:  Wry Mouth

Posted by David Bogner on January 2, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A nod to brevity in 2008. Maybe.

   odd to watch the ball
falling half a world away
     at seven a.m.

Posted by David Bogner on January 1, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (19) | TrackBack