Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I go Pogo

There have been violent reactions throughout the Muslim world to the cartoons printed in a Danish newspaper, and a war of words over them in the media and on the internet. I haven’t seen the cartoons (like that ever stopped Michelle Malkin), but I did hear an interesting story this morning on NPR. An Arab newspaper is sponsoring a contest for cartoons about the Holocaust, testing whether Western ideas of free speech would extend that far.

Now there’s an idea. Answer a cartoon with a cartoon. Of course, it will only be a matter of time before the escalation starts. From cartoons to 5 x 7 pen and ink sketches…to watercolors…to acrylics…to full, sofa-sized oils, the madness will spill over until one side or the other brings out the WMD -- frescos!

War is hell.

2 Comments:

Blogger D.B. Echo said...

Back in the good old pre-9/11 days, I remember hearing a story on NPR - All Things Considered, I guess. Seems that the P.L.O. - or was it Hamas, or maybe the Palestinian Authority? - and the State of Israel had both set up websites. On each website there was a button. This button pinged the other website. Visitors were invited to click the button on each website as often as possible, as quickly as possible. The idea was, each click counted as a visit to the other website. The goal was to crash the other site by overwhelming it with visits.

Yes, once upon a time these sworn enemies were engaged in DNS attacks on each other. Those were the good old days...

8:59 PM  
Anonymous uncleRoy said...

"We have met the enemy, and he is us."

10:17 PM  

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