What Am I Beheading?
No saber? No problem.
Use a file, or a lawn-mower blade.
Remove the foil and cage.
Find the seam on the neck.
Where it meets the lower lip is the weak point,
Point the neck away from other people, chandeliers or stained-glass windows.
Dry it if sweating.
Swing, upward along the neck, and into the bottom of the lip.
Anticipate a breathless pause , a fizzy gush.
For the answer, click here. But try and guess before you click.
Here's the poem that inspired my efforts, some information on its author, and some of the shit that happened when Islam Online published it on their website. Here is IO's response to the shit, wherein they ask their readers to versify their feelings towards the original, and some of the verse that resulted.
Here is a call for "shutting down" Islam On-Line from Joe Kaufmen in arch-Conservative David Horowitz's Frontpage Magazine. And here is The Muslim News complaining that the poem's author has been jailed merely for thinking "terrorist thoughts".
Oddly enough, I find myself in agreement with Mr. Kaufman. Or at least I see calling for the shut-down of a website/paper publication, perhaps employing legal tools to that end even where they are not likely to succeed, as being legitimate means of forcing change from the people at Islam On-Line or wherever. Such maneuvers are all part of the public shaming process, in other words.
I am not a free-speech absolutist. Mark Steyn, on the other hand, theoretically has another bunch of wing-nuts to defend. Yo Steyn, where are you?