Friday, November 30, 2007

Blasphemous Teddy Bear

This news from Sudan was tickling my funny bone.

Officials at Unity High School where Gibbons taught say she was teaching her 7-year-old students about animals and asked one of them in September to bring in her teddy bear. Gibbons then asked the students to pick names for the bear and they voted to name it Muhammad.

Each student then took the bear for a weekend to write a diary entry about what they did with the bear, and the entries were compiled into a book with the bear’s photo on the cover and the title “My Name is Muhammad,” in what teachers in Britain said was a common exercise to involve pupils.

At first I thought "these Sudanese folks...crazy people!" But then I was thinking about it very deeply and I thought to myself, I think they were right in reacting so harshly. I mean...setting aside the "Muhammad" naming, teddy bears are just pure evil. Those beady eyes. That smug look on their faces. It's obvious that they're out to get us. We should be very afraid.

Also, I think anyone who owns a teddy bear should be destroyed.

Friday, November 16, 2007

One Random Friday

So, it's been a while. I could make excuses about how I've been WAY too busy to post anything. But no. My randomness is being depleted. There is something about being in the workforce (sounds pretty cool, eh?) that slowly drains the creative energy out of you.

But don't be sad, I have some random pictures to entertain you (maybe).

So last Friday I came across this magnetic poetry thing in a bookstore, and I stood there for a couple of minutes putting together a poem. It was kind of cool.


I also went to Friday prayers that same day, and happened upon this:

Because HEAVEN FORBID the males and females use the same stairwell!! Like, Astaghfirullah.

Then this shortly thereafter:

Not sure what to make of this when I say the phrase "halal meat," it'll never be the same :(