Posts from May 2003

Now here’s a punchline waiting for a joke

Now here’s a punchline waiting for a joke
: From ArabNews:

PR Drive Planned to Counter Smear Campaign

RIYADH, 25 May 2003

Yes, God is

Yes, God is
: The best single gag in Bruce, Almighty: God’s hat with a familiar logo: Yes, He is a Yankees fan.

On the road again…

On the road again…
: So the Israeli Parliament approves the road map, becoming the first Israeli government to utter the secret words Palestinian right to statehood.

This is good news, right? Even though we’ve been on this road before, via Oslo and Camp David. Sometime, there has to be good news. The world is due.

: Israpundit says…

Soloist needs choir

Soloist needs choir
: Salam Pax has a new post up and I have one thing to say about it: We need more weblogs — that is, more voices, more viewpoints — coming from Iraq.

Strap it on, Yasser

Strap it on, Yasser
: The way I read this: Yasser Arafat both endorses suicide bombers (or as al-Jazeera and I prefer to call them, human bombs) and supervises them.

He issues a statement telling them to try not to kill women and children.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has urged would-be suicide bombers not to kill Israeli civilians, saying it was “inadmissible to kill a child or a woman in a restaurant”, an Arabic newspaper reported on Sunday….

In what he described as a message to “young people ready to blow themselves up”, Arafat was quoted as repeating his longheld stand that “we oppose violence against Palestinian and Israeli civilians”.

He then specified what he meant by civilians.

“The struggle against occupation is legitimate and I mean ‘soldiers of the occupation’. It is inadmissible to kill a child or a woman in a restaurant or a cafe,” he added.

Show us how it’s done, Yasser: Blow yourself up.

New York justice

New York justice
: The Soho House — the new club/restaurant/hotel/spa imported from London that has a certain clique in New York all atwitter — has rules:

2. Should a member infringe the rules of Soho House New York or make him or herself obnoxious to another member or be considered guilty of misconduct he or she may be required to furnish an explanation to the disciplinary sub-committee.

Oh, the possibilities are rich. Imagine this:

TO: Disciplinary Sub-committee, Soho House

FROM: Tina Brown, member

RE: Obnoxious Gawker person

Please be advised that Elizabeth Spiers said means things about me on that thing she calls a blog. Off with her head!

Or this:

TO: Disciplinary Sub-committee, Soho House

FROM: Anna Wintour, member

RE: Obnoxious Gawker person

Please be advised to Elizabeth Spiers tried to talk to me on the elevator. No elevator for her!

So that’s where he went

So that’s where he went
: Tim Blair is roasting fools on a new barbie.

BlogTalk

BlogTalk
: Henry Copeland’s BlogTalk presentation is up.

: Heiko (the one who can’t read maps) has more pictures.