Friday, January 11, 2008

On Beheading Stuff

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,
the annulus.

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?


Ti-Guy said...

Mark Steyn, on the other hand, theoretically has another bunch of wing-nuts to defend.

That's not in his wingnut welfare contract, which specifically prohibits him from expressing consistency of principle.

Anonymous said...

was depressed last night so I called Lifeline......

I Got a call center in Pakistan......

I told them I was suicidal............

They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.

Unknown said...

"But try and guess before you click."

That should have been easy for your elitist Limousine Liberal readership.

Ti-Guy said...

Indeed it was.

*sips tax-payer subsidised Veuve-Cliquot.*

Here's some primo anti-(shit)Steyn snark.

"Chia-headed Wingnutien..." Har, har.

Anonymous said...

Only you could link champagne and Steyn.


Ti-Guy said...

Only you could link champagne and Steyn.

That's not exactly the link you should be focussing on, Nonny.

...Gawd, I'm sure (shit)Steyn must cringe once a while when thinking about how witless his fans are. Good thing the wingnut welfare helps distract from those unpleasant thoughts...

Anonymous said...

Instead of freaking out and calling the CHRC, has anyone ever responded factually to Steyn's book? I haven't read it but many of the arguments contained therein do not map on to Canada at all.

Muslim immigrants and first generations Muslim Canadians are doing very well, better than native born Canadians in many areas. Nobody has made that argument, possibly because you mortals don't do any research on your own like I do. If you did the research you could really tear Steyn a new one, as he's waving his ass in the air on this one.

Am I the only one who finds it laughable that world renowned engineering professor Moe Elmasry is referred to as an "idiot" and "retard" by an undegreed man who interjects Broadway musical lyrics into his latest PropaGainsburger, and his community college educated followers?

Ti-Guy said...

has anyone ever responded factually to Steyn's book?

I'm still working my way through about a dozen books by neocons who, as we all know, are lying when they use the words "and" and "the."

It's very trying...

Anonymous said...

My secret weapon to defeat pretty much anyone in Canada in debate through superior statistical firepower:

Why not pry your eyeballs from the MSM for an hour and learn something about your country that they don't want you to know?

Anonymous said...

anon 5:15

When Steyn talks about the "Muslim threat" he's talking primarily about Europe not North America.

The New York Post in 2002 ran an article by Daniel Pipes and Lars Hedegaard, in which they forecasted accurately that the growing immigrant problem in Denmark would explode. In the article they reported:

"Muslim immigrants constitute 5 percent of the population but consume upwards of 40 percent of the welfare spending." "Muslims are only 4 percent of Denmark 's 5.4 million people but make up a majority of the country's convicted rapists, an especially combustible issue given that practically all the female victims are non-Muslim. Similar, if lesser, disproportions are found in other crimes."

"Muslim leaders openly declare their goal of introducing Islamic law once Denmark's Muslim population grows large enough - a not-that-far-fetched prospect. If present trends persist, one sociologist estimates, every third inhabitant of Denmark in 40 years will be Muslim."