Monday, April 03, 2006

NOW WHERE DID I PUT THOSE < SARCASM > TAGS?

Slow news and fast work day today...

Just a quick post today, following on from last week's Are They All Mad? thread.

It was brought to my attention that a joke remark I left in a comments thread of the now defunct Harry's Place Watch might have been taken at face value. It just goes to show how rabid certain sections of the Left have become when the following can pass as genuine comment:
Vinnie, oh Vinnie!

For someone watching Harry's Place you slipped up by missing the revelation that yes, there ARE "powerful forces at work there" - just check out this shot of the guys that run the place - I had to crawl on my belly for 3 hours to get close enough to their Islington HQ to grab this shot. No mean feat, I assure you.

I'm begging you man, just lay off, you'll only end up with a forked tongue and Lord only knows what else if you keep hassling them.

They're serious business!!!

And no, you're not paranoid. Just another intrepid sleuth like myself about to blow the big banana on these fascistoleftist frauds and their anti-Gallowaynian hegemony...

Now, like you said, let's get to ridiculing them!

PS We have The Independent and The Guardian on our side - we cannot lose!
I can't really argue with Shuggy's analysis:
Suffice to say anyone capable of penning the phrase "anti-Gallowaynian hegemony" has quite clearly and irrevocably done gone and lost their damn minds. You disagree? That's because you're insane.
I knew I should have left the "< sarcasm >" tags in...

On the subject of people taking things far too literally, Charles at LGF stung several of his regular commenters (including the mighty Zombie) with this letter, purporting to be from the CEO of Borders. A work of genius, especially this line:
Is it really the case that your guys expect me, after months of watching this global governmental cowardice in the face of Islamic intimidation go down, to pin a big "Kick Me" sign on the backs of every one of my employees? Dudes, I worked in the grocery business for most of my career and if I am the last line of defense here, log off and head for the mountain redoubt with a box lunch because the terrorists have won.
Full credit to Harry's Place and Pickled Politics too, for redesigning their sites for April 1st as spoof versions of The Grauniad and Hizb ut Tahrir's portal respectively. Nice work!

UPDATE:

How could I forget MediaMediaWatch who were responsible for this classic?
Ridley Scott to make Mohammad biopic.

According to the IMDB, veteran British film-maker Ridley Scott has announced that his next project is to be an epic biography of the prophet Mohammad.

The director of Heaven and Earth, Gladiator and Bladerunner is apparently unconcerned about the controversial nature of his project.
The taboo on depictions of the prophet Mohammed was originally about discouraging idolatry. There is no chance of anyone accusing this film of being idolatrous.
Scott, who co-wrote the screenplay (working title: Mohammad!) says it will be a “warts-and-all” portrait of the prophet which sticks closely to historical Islamic source texts.
There is a lot of disinformation and misunderstanding about Mohammad and Islam in the world today, and I believe this film will act as a corrective. Yes, there will be objections from some quarters, but I am convinced that the time is right for a movie on this subject.
When asked about some of the more problematic events in the life of Mohammad, such as his alleged marriage to the 9-year-old Aisha, Scott was remarkably frank.
There were some questions raised about whether or not to depict this particular episode, but we decided to tackle the issue head on. It’s there in the source texts, and as serious film-makers we felt obliged to record it without attempting to gloss it over in any way. In fact, Aisha is the one part that we have already cast. Sharon Stone is very excited about it.
Iqbal Sacranie of the MCB was reportedly furious when he first heard about the project. However, when he was offered the role of head consultant on Islamic matters, he had a change of heart:
I am proud to be part of this important project which will increase understanding of Islam and build bridges between faith communities.
A spokesman for the recently-formed MAC (Muslims Against Comedy) was less enthusiastic, branding the film “the height of bad manners” and muttering darkly about “consequences”.
Muslims Against Comedy? Priceless.

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