This short blog post by Mark Steyn has so many funny (and terribly upsetting bits) that I spewed my coffee out this morning, truly not my most dainty moment.
Alas, I am finding it hard to pick my favourite bit, so you have to read the whole thing.
However, there ought to be some kind of a prize for these:
"Ever since the weekend, I've been looking at the photo on the right.
It's a close-up of a picture that forms part of Richard K's photographic scrapbook
of the annual "al-Quds Day" rally in my home town of Toronto. "Al-Quds"
is the Arab name for Jerusalem, and this event, if not quite as big as
the LGBTQWERTY parade, enjoys a similar official imprimatur: the
Government of Ontario gives permission for it to be held at Queen's
Park, home of the provincial parliament."
(OH MAH GAWD THAT IS FUNNY STUFF...LGBTQUERTY?!?!?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!)
"I wonder if any of the non-Muslim Jew-haters out and about on Saturday
looked at that Khomeini portrait and felt a little queasy. You sign on
for a little light anti-Semitism - getting your pension fund to divest
from Israel, which is the 21st century equivalent of getting your
country club to nix the Jews - and next thing you know you're standing
next to a fellow who's hot for the Ayatollah. And at that point, if
you've got any sense of self-preservation, you'll realize it's not
really about the Jews anymore, it's about you."
(That's another funny bit, immediately followed by sad/terrible part. It's never "just" about the Jews.)
"South of the border, at The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, they're already assimilating with the incomers, with one of those everything-in-the-west-comes-from-Islam pieces that really ought to have their own category in the Pulitzers by now:"
"I knew most western literature was Muslim - from Sheikh Speare to Louisa
May al-Cott - but the jazz and blues thing was new to me. Must remember
to check out some of those great little jazz joints in Riyadh next time
I'm there. Incidentally, if you woke up this morning and your sheep
done left you, the Ayatollah Khomeini recommends you sing a 12-baa