Friday, April 20, 2007

1. When reporters asked if the joke was insensitive, McCain said: "Insensitive to what? The Iranians?"

No, dude, insensitive to Martians! Yes, of course to Iranians, and to anyone else who doesn't think that the mass murder of innocent people is funny.

But McCain and the freaks cheering for him in the crowd aren't the only ones who take great joy in the prospect of the total destruction of Iran.

Apparently there are even Iranians who feel overjoyed when they hear Iran threatened: watch this phony tell Richard Perle how he and his dad embraced and cried out of joy when they heard Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech.

By the way, I haven't seen it, but I hear that Raed is in this same documentary, and he's not afraid to tell Perle what's up. Anyone know whether the whole thing is online somewhere?

2. The Afghan blogger Sohrab Kabuli has officially outed himself on both his English and Persian blogs and has revealed his name to be Nasim Fekrat. So a big welcome to Nasim Fekrat. The more time passes, the less respect I have for people who blog anonymously, especially those who hide behind phony names and harass other people who have the courage to put their real names behind there thoughts.

3. And now, for a bit of entertainment, enjoy a random old clip, one of my recent finds on the magic that is Youtube. Here is a performance from the late Felmish Belgian singer Jacques Brel, unbelievable performer and poet, singing a song with one of the most memorable refrains ever: "The bourgeoisie are like pigs, the older they get, the stupider".

Of course, like many of Brel's lyrics, the song has a twist: the same young men who critique the insipidity of the bourgeoisie turn by the end of the song into what they used to deplore. Anyway, enjoy: