Daily Archives: Wednesday, 24 October, 2007

OMG! The Neatest Internet Toy

The English-to-12-Year-Old-AOLer Translator
http://ssshotaru.homestead.com/files/aolertranslator.html

The beginning of an epistle from Osama Bin Laden:

TH3 BST JIHAD AGANEST A DESPOTIC SULTAN SI DA WORD OF TRUTH!1!!!1 U R W3L R WUT A GR3AT STATUS DA SCHOLARS TEH MEN OF KNOWLEDGA HAEV B3N GIEVN BY GOD!1!1!1111 OMG IT SI NO WOND3R TAHT HE HAS GIEVN TH3M THES DISTNGUISH3D STANDNG SINC3 THAIRS SI TEH LAGACY OF DA PROPHETS FROM WHOM TH3Y HAEV INHARIETD THES RELIGION!!!!11!1 OMG LOL

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What Saudi Arabia is Banning Today

http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20071024/twl-uk-saudi-forbes-ban-13abf6c.html
They’re banning the latest issue of Forbes magazine, Arabic language edition, because it has an article on the wealth of fifteen ruling dynasties, seven of which are Arab.
This is an extreme step. Apparently the usually deal with such things by just ripping out the offending articles. *rolleyes*
Sneak preview: King ‘Abdallah of Saudi Arabia rates third. UAE and Brunei have him beat.

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