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28 October 2004

NeWs!!! LUnar eclispe & Arafat on last legs?!?!

!!!!بيج اماه دين
help help!!! the jewi ZOINIST sky-dragon is eatign up the MOON??!!?
Quick everybody!!! let's bagn some drums & shoot our rifles into the air to inshallah scare it away!!!
allahu akbar, fabulous idea, Raheem!!! only make sure to aim more or less vretically so that inshallah the bullets dont kill anyone by acci

Rugby! Go back to your own blog, varmint!

as-salaamu alaikum, i am Rugby and in real life i am a NICE RAT, not a Palistupidian terrorist! byee!!

Okay, now that we've established that, here's an UPDATE: The eclipse has come and gone with no dire effects, but we're still waiting to find out whether Arafat is still stinking up this plane of existence. It now seems that -- to quote Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail -- he's "not quite dead," and possibly is even "feeling happy."

But, in the words of the hyperactive seven-year-old Dot from MAD TV, "with Jesus and black magic on our side, we can't fail!" So I recommend working up some anti-Arafat hoodoo with this little chant, adapted from an ancient Catholic prayer that was immortalized for modern audiences by Monty Python:

píe Iésu dómine...
dóna éo dólorem...

Which means "Gracious Lord Jesus, give him pain." The original prayer -- performed verbatim by Monty Python's head-bonking monks -- had dona eis requiem, "give them rest," but that's obviously not quite the sentiment we want for Mr. Arafish, may he soon be belly-up...

posted by Throbert | 10/28/2004 02:41:00 AM | (0) responses

24 October 2004


I don't know how long this picture and the accompanying story may have been circulating on the Web; my Grandma McGee forwarded it to me just an hour ago, and I'd never seen it before:

A veteran who lost part of his right leg in Afghanistan jogs with President Bush

Above is a picture of Mike McNaughton of Denham Springs, LA. He stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan Christmas 2002. President Bush came to visit the wounded in the hospital. He told Mike that when he could run a mile that they would go on a run together. True to his word, he called Mike every month or so to see how he was doing. Well, last week they went on the run, 1 mile with the president. Not something you'll see in the news, but seeing the president taking the time to say thank you to the wounded and to give hope to one of my best friends was one of the greatest/best things I have seen in my life. It almost sounds like a corny email chain letter, but God bless him.
Justin CPT Justin P. Dodge, MD Flight Surgeon, 1-2 AVN RGT Medical Corps, U.S. Army

Captain Dodge's reference to a "corny email chain letter" made me wonder if this WAS, in fact, a corny email chain letter -- could it be that the man jogging with the President was not an Afghanistan vet, but perhaps a family friend who'd lost his leg in a in a car accident? But confirms that it's the real deal. And, er, also notes that the men went jogging together in April 2004 and that the email was in circulation by May at the latest. But I doubt I'm the only one who'd missed this story until now.

posted by Throbert | 10/24/2004 05:19:00 PM | (1) responses
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