Monday, 3 December 2007

SOME PICNIC!

Ben Trovato found this on the web:

If you go down to Sudan today,
You'd better not go unread.
It's good to teach in Sudan today
But safer to stay in bed.
For every mob that ever there was
Is calling out for vengeance because
The teacher has
A teddy bear called

Mohammed.

14 comments:

lavenderblue said...

I wonder how many people with that name have broken the Law,in this,OUR Country........
Just a'wondering........

Merkin said...

I am pleased that Grumpy has been opened up.
I would also be happy about a comment about my latest, whose importance may be of interest.

Emmett said...

I Do have a snapping turtle called MuHammad, Peace Be Upon Him, in my pasture pond. AND I'm muslim, so my advice to all the MuHammads in Sudan is...lighten up boys, Jesus Christ, lighten up!

ANYWAY, I also cannot believe that this nice lady from Liverpool was /that/ naive in all of this; she was after all an old stager in the country:

WHEN I was in the 'Peace Corps' in Fes at the end of the 1970s, they told us that if any of us got our nasty little pre-postmodern arses banged up in the knick for hashish-smoking, well, it'd be Good Night, Marie! The PC had better things to do with its cash than bailing out cross-cultural failures.

Emmett said...

merkin, I've sent on your links to Connie who is in the graduate school in Glasgow...maybe you devils can cook up something, Wook!

anticant said...

Whether she had been in the country before, or was naive, or stupid, or both, the disproportionate reaction to her 'offence' is a clear red light to any Westerner who misguidedly thinks of teaching in Muslim countries - DON'T!

zola a social thing said...

Send a jar of goodies to you all I do and with it you get a golliwog.

Just imagine the PC of Sudan and the UK mixed up together!!! Wow!

But I guess you have never been to bed with a golliwog......

anticant said...

Well, you guess wrong. When I was little [I won't say how little!] I never went to sleep without my two golliwogs. Their names were Ginger and Carolina. So there!

condiricybeanstalker said...

Thank you Anticant for your support.

Emmett said...

merkin, b'Gad, if YOU are a kind of 'Club Noir' chick, I bet you know Connie Concepcion already? Anyway, I've bneen trying to get her on board here in The Burrow, Wook, Internet Molester & Tout

condiricybeanstalker2 said...

Amways beware of the Merkin.

zola a social thing said...

Have any of yews been to bed with a Tory?
A Whig?
Three golliwogs?
Bet Merkin has.

anticant said...

In the days when I 'went to bed' with someone - if you must use these coy euphemisms - I didn't stop to enquire their politics first if they turned me on.

I suppose if I'd been a French lass in WW2 with a weakness for blond Germans, I'd have had me head shaved by the Resistance.

But Make Love Not War is what I say.

zola a social thing said...

The wicked Willy always fell for the devil.

Merkin said...

Point is it was a complete set-up.
It seems that the name of the blessed one is commonly used for less than human friends.
Still, ask the man on the Clapham Omnibus just how much has been given to Northern Rock and they will not know - but they will know about Hammy the Teddy.

Thank you Wook always happy to cook.