Monday, 11 February 2008


Ben Trovato writes:

According to the BBC, religious police in Saudi Arabia are banning the sale of Valentine's Day gifts, including red roses. As a result, black market prices for roses are rising, and some florists will deliver bouquets in the middle of the night to avoid suspicion.

Valentine's Day is regarded by the Saudi authorities as unIslamic, because it encourages illicit sexual relationships out of wedlock, punishable by law in the desert kingdom.

But heigh-ho, we used to have our killjoy puritans too. After all, Cromwell's cronies went around cutting down maypoles when they weren't cutting cavaliers' heads off.


Tor Hershman said...

How human of them.

Stay on groovin' safari,

Tor Hershman said...

I just noticed your "The Awkward Squad" pic.

You must google moi's
"Sing Like A Ruptered Munchkin" for the finest of awful parodies.

Stay on groovin' safari,

Emmett said...

OVER Here, fat people are The New Jews, smokers now being relegated to the role of The Gypsies with successfully legislated smoking bans popping all over. Just last week or so, some pea-brain in Mississippi, America's Worst State, brought in a bill to ban restaurants from serving fat people, I kid you not....

SO, As a convert to Islam /and/ student of Sufi thought, I cam assure you all that in my religion, anyone can bring in a /fatwa/ & not a few do, and so I do, forthwith:

BUY And send them valentines, Allah is NOT going to throw anybody into Hell for THAT, you know this folks, they are no valentines in our Holy Quran, please use your heads just for once, QED!

OBJECTIVELY & Dispassionately,


s/'Abd al-'Abru

ben trovato said...

Three cheers for the pea-brain! Has no-one told you lot that eating people is wrong? Obtain Flanders and Swann's CD 'At the Drop of a Hat' immediately, and play track 8, 'The Reluctant Cannibal', before proceeding to the rest of the goodies.

BTW, what garnishes do you serve? Apple sauce, roast potatoes and sprouts?

zola a social thing said...

It is not the eating so much as the vomiting.
The Western Civilisation of Bushy Brains and all that vomit out the meals before they are even given a chance to try and be cooked.