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...a sweatshop of moxie

Monday, March 21, 2005

Hello Mullah, Hello Fatwa

I tried very hard to read Jonathan Randal's biography, Osama: The Making of a Terrorist, this weekend, but failed miserably.

On closer inspection though, of the one tiny photo of UBL -- as Fox News would have it -- on the book cover, I was struck to find that he bears an uncannily physical resemblence to another man in history who was reviled, had little actual knowledge of his religion -- but had a mesmerising presence, and a smooth tongue when proseletising, able to hold his followers spell-bound for hours. He also proved damn difficult to kill in the end.

Have you guessed who by now?



What are those small ferrets doing in my beard?



  • My favorite "unlikely middle eastern lookalike" is young Saddam and Charles Barkley.

    By Blogger Jim, at Wed Mar 23, 11:29:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Was Rasputin a terrorist in his time?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Mar 24, 04:16:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Wow, Jim. Try as I might, I can't put those two visuals together.

    Young Saddam, and Charles Barkley. Dayum.



    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 25, 03:20:00 am GMT-5  

  • He was, Shussy!

    A kind of terrorist, because though he never used any bombs to kill the monarch, he brought down the whole frikkin' House of Romanov with his insatiable meddling abilities.

    Lenin could've learned a thing or two from him, other than hair-growth formula, obviously.


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 25, 03:22:00 am GMT-5  

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