Tuesday, November 06, 2007

1. "FBI Hoped to Follow Falafel Trail to Iranian Terrorists Here"

I'm not sure if this is the mistake of the journalist, the FBI, or both, but someone should tell the relevant folks that Falafel is not an Iranian dish.

I know a number of Iranians in the United States who buy books in cash only, afraid that some ignorant lunatic in the intelligence service is tracking them and weaving a bizarre profile out of their selection of books.

I guess they will have to start going the cash-only route with their food too. Should I be worried that last week I ate 3 times at middle eastern restaurants (two meals at an Iranian restaurant and one at an Iraqi place)?

2. Ari Fleischer, who was once the face of the Bush administration when they were selling the war on Iraq, is now in charge of running a $200 million anti-Iran PR campaign. You can now expect an increase in crude Iran-related propaganda.

3. First, the world's top paid super model, Gisele, insists that her contract be paid in almost any currency other than dollar. And now Jay-Z is flashing Euros, rather than dollars, in his videos.

The continuing fall in the value of the US dollar is really disturbing, especially now that I should start paying for all of my food in cash. I guess I need to buy a bigger wallet!