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August 16, 2004

Short Humor Pieces Have More Of An Impact Than You Think

Israel declared psychological war on hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners Monday, saying it would barbecue meat outside their cells to try to break their will.
-- "Israel Turns Up Heat on Palestinian Hunger Strike," Reuters
The problem with the hunger strike is that after several days one can get quite hungry, particularly since sound trucks are paid to go through the street saying, "Um...what nice chicken--umm...some peas...umm..."
-- "A Brief, Yet Helpful, Guide to Civil Disobedience" by Woody Allen

I can only hope that some of the short humor pieces Mike and I have written will similarly inspire the Israeli government in years to come.

Posted at August 16, 2004 10:10 AM | TrackBack

sweet bejaysus! you've really got to have a brutal mind to do things like this. even the british just let gandhi alone when he was striking.

i'm simultaneously amazed and not surprised at all that the Palestinians would be thus hectored for adopting non-violent civil-disobedence tactics. every israeli with a conscience and a healthy fear of death should be glad that such tactics are finally being adopted.

god this is so repulsive.

Posted by: Scats at August 17, 2004 12:49 AM