Friday, February 15, 2008

It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again

It appears, faithful reader, that indeed there must, simply must, be something in the water that the European youths drink. Wouldn't you know it, the youths are rioting again.

Where is this happening, you ask? It is happening...

"...in a predominantly immigrant area of the Danish capital, police said Friday."


C'mon, you know your media speech decoding. No, they're not Polish immigrants. No, those aren't Irish immigrant youth. What, you're asking, could have the youths rioting? Here's a gem from the Chief Inspector Henrik Olesen in Copenhagen:

"We don't know why they're rioting. I think it's because they're bored. Some people say it's because of the cartoons but that's not my opinion," Olesen said.


Well, boredom does spawn riots, it is a common affair in most western cultures. However, it appears that several Danish papers reprinted those wonderful Mahomet cartoons. It's almost tiring at this point, constantly pointing out the absurd behavior of a bunch of people indistinguishable in most every respect from 7th century dirt farmers.

Almost.

6 comments:

Rick Darby said...

"We don't know why they're rioting. I think it's because they're bored. Some people say it's because of the cartoons but that's not my opinion," Olesen said.

Yes, I imagine there's very little to do in Copenhagen on a Friday night. The libraries are closed and there's nothing good on at the movie theaters. Pubs are off limits if your religion prohibits alcohol.

"What do you want to do tonight?"

"I dunno, Ahmed. What do you want to do? I been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life. Sooner or later, there comes a point in a man's life when he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain't got it."

"I know, it's tough when their fathers don't let the girls outside the house. Tell you what, let's go downtown and set fire to some cars."

"All right, I'll wear the blue suit! But I'm still an ugly little man."

-- with apologies to Paddy Chayefsky (Marty)

Michael Tams said...

Mr. Darby,

Your range is astounding. I had to look all of that up.

-MT

Sunflower Desert said...

Hmmm ... I'm not bored that often, but sometimes when I am, I play Freecell. However, I'm sure a good riot would burn more calories.

Michael Tams said...

SD,

Must be Christian, am I right? Me too. ;)

Rioting is strictly the domain of the Religion of Peace. And really, any reason will do; or none at all.

-MT

Sunflower Desert said...

Hi Michael,

Yes, a Christian indeed. :)

sharon said...

thanks for the link...

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