Daily Archives: Monday, 19 January, 2009

Wow, the Onion

I found the link to this on Mantiq al-Tayr’s site:

Vacation To Israel Canceled Due To History Of Israel
January 19, 2009 | Issue 45•04

HOBOKEN, NJ—With only three weeks to go before embarking on a much-anticipated vacation to Israel, 34-year-old Jeff Kaufmann made the difficult decision to cancel his trip yesterday, citing unfavorable exchange rates and the entirety of the Jewish nation’s 60-year existence. “I’d been looking forward to this for months, but hotel prices started going up, things got kind of crazy at work, and also Israel’s whole history is basically a decades-long horror show of ethnic violence, harsh reprisals, and geopolitical madness.” Kaufmann said. “The Negev Desert is supposed to be amazing, but on the other hand, ever since its founding in 1948, Israel has been spinning downward in a chaotic spiral of fear, hatred, and death. So it’s a tough call.” Kaufmann added that he hopes the Arab and Jewish peoples will be able to put aside a century of bloodshed before his travel voucher expires in June.

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“An Old Man in a Cave”

I’m just getting a little tired of hearing OBL being referred to as an old man in a cave.

Osama bin Laden is fifty-one. I’m not a fan, but while he might or might not be in a cave, he’s not an old man. Not a spring chicken, but not old. Sure, he has a lot of grey in his beard, but so would lots of men, if they had beards.

For the sake of comparison, here are some celebrities who are the same age as bin Laden: LeVar Burton, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Day-Lewis, Fran Drescher, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dolph Lundgren, Donny Osmond, Shannon Tweed, Caroline Kennedy, Madonna, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Holly Hunter.

not an old man

not an old man

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