It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

28 June 2009

Joke of the Day

In a seemingly never ending quest for relevance, Syrian leaders are beating the drum of war, threatening to take the Golan Heights from Israel by force if the Israelis don't give it back. The Syrian Committee for the Liberation of the Golan said it will take "practical measures" to take the Golan back from Israel, whom they say is unwilling to commit national suicide by allowing Syria to once again border Lake Kineret, and have control of most of northern Israel's fresh water sources.

On Saturday the Committee dedicated a new communications center, in the presence of Syrian Resident Doctor, Bashar Assad, to report on, "...the despair of Syrian residents living in the occupied Golan, under the rule of the barbaric and racist state of Israel," this according to the Head Syrian Liar...I mean Information Minister, Mohsen Bilal. This would be the Druze people, who currently have issues regarding economic subsidy distribution, which has not been on par with Jewish municipalities in Israel under the current budget.

Druze leaders launched protests in Jerusalem, and met with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Subsequently, Netanyahu has ordered Interior Minister Eli Yishai, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and the Prime Minister's Office director-general, Eyal Gabai, to help the Druze local authorities solve their deficit problems. This must be barbaric racism the Syrians are bitching about. Or maybe it's that Golani Druze have a different status than Druze in Galilee, this is because they have largely not accepted Israeli citizenship. The majority retain their Syrian citizenship. As a result they are not conscripted into the army, though some volunteer. They are not considered citizens of Israel, but rather permanent residents. Still waiting for the barbarism.

Maybe the Syrians think the Druze are being forced to watch Barbarella, which I think might be a violation of the Geneva Conventions. But I think we can safely dismiss that as being entirely made up by me.

We can also safely say that the only reason Barbarella is not in the #1 or #2 slot for Stupidest Movie Ever is because both those slots are occupied by Kevin Costner's "The Postman" followed by "Waterworld."

Now I suppose that if Syria was serious about taking the Golan by force they could enlist the help of Hezbollah. Unlike the poorly managed campaign in 2006, I would imagine that everything from the southern border of Lebanon to the Litani River would be turned to a steaming pile of Stone Age. And the severity of the response against the Syrian military, what there is of it, would be devastating. So let's go back to reality...The Postman is the worst movie ever made.


lililam said...

It is liberating to stick with the facts, isn't it shtuey. For years, I have been telling anyone who has cared to listen that Kevin Costner, although probably a likeable fellow, is the worst actor ever. His best film, though, is Tin Cup, for which he avoided the skill of acting altogether.

Anonymous said...

Shtuey , you know perfectly well that Jane Fondas naked breasts can act , singly, or as a pair ; with more empathy than any part of Kevin Costner . So, why you would ever even put them ( the movies ) in the same category is well beyond me. It is obvious who , or what ,was going to win in the category of stupidest movie ever made , and if you built your logic on that premise, what would come, of it .
You should be proud.
The Syrians on the other hand , are probably working on the sequel to The Postman . What do you think they might call it?

gonewest said...

Costner also wins the prize for Worst Accent Ever in a Movie, for his Boston accent in Thirteen Days (which was actually a decent film).

Shtuey said...

Hmm...the Syrian sequel to The Postman? Maybe The Shitbag.