Bin There, Done That
I suppose the passing of The World’s Most Evil Man (©2011 Cliches-R-Us) calls for some sort of acknowledgement. A bit of a bummer for the US, though: after the collapse of ‘The Evil Empire‘ (AKA The USSR), the US needed someone to focus their fear and loathing on–Sting just doesn’t cut the mustard, I’m afraid. So, who do we think is next? Who’s at No. 2 with a bullet on the Top of The Pop Hate charts? Gaddafi? Too goofy. Ahmedinajad? Too dull. Bashir Al-Assad? The man’s an ophthalmologist, for Christ’s sake. We’ll just have to wait and see.
However, one development in Osama’s career of unparalleled evil has escaped mention by the commentariat: the alliance between Osama and Bert the Muppet from Sesame Street. The story put about at the time was that it was accidental.
Mostafa Kamal, production manager of Azad Products, the Dhaka shop that made the posters, told the AP he had gotten the images off the Internet.
“We did not give the pictures a second look or realize what they signified until you pointed it out to us,” he said.
The company had printed about 2,000 posters, and they were snapped up by the demonstrators, who were angry over the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan. Kamal said he would leave out the controversial images from his next posters. —AP
I don’t believe it: where was Bert on Sept. 11? Why did Bert make the pilgrimage to Mecca? Where is Bert now? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Verse about evil and evil-doers, please.