Jewish World Review Feb. 17, 2006/ 19 Shevat,
Oh, and One More Thing …
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | The jokes were flying faster than pellets out of Dick Cheney's gun over his quail hunting accident. In case you were away on Mars and missed them, here are a couple of examples:
Words have always intrigued me. Interesting how different words which basically describe the same thing can have totally different meanings in their usage. A case in point is the words film, movies, and pictures. You "STUDY film." You "GO to the movies." You "MAKE pictures." I suppose you could "study movies," but somehow that doesn't sound as prestigious as studying film.
Words of Wisdom (from the internet): "Some days you're the bug, some days you're the
windshield." "A shortcut is the longest path between two points." "Politicians and diapers
should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason." "A man has never been shot doing
You Know That You Are Too Wrapped Up in Pop Culture …
According to a story by Reuters, Iranians have taken their protest of those Danish
cartoons a step further. Now along with doing their usual bombing of European embassies,
blowing up of cars and buildings and other assorted rioting damage, Iranians have decided to
rename the "Danish pastries" that they love so much. Henceforth they will be known as "Roses
of the Prophet Mohammad." "No one is allowed to make fun of our beloved and respected
Prophet," Hassan Nasserzadeh, a cake-shop owner in central Tehran, told Reuters. So, they will
still eat the stuff, but they just won't call it "Danish" anymore. I guess that'll show them
Danes a thing or two.
Did you hear about the guy who was hit by a Peter Pan pirate ship at Disney World?
It's a true story but I'll just let it go at that. You can make up your own joke.
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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.