Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tugging on Superman's cape

"You know you don't tug on Superman's cape
you don't spit into the wind,
you don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
and you don't mess around with Jim."

I think that probably the dumbest people alive are Scandanavian Cartoonist. For the second time in less than three years, one of them had drawn a picture of the Prophet Mohammed for a political cartoon. As I recall, the last guy (a Dane) had to go into hiding while bands of roving Islamic toughs rioted in the streets of the middle east protesting the lampooning of the Prophet. This latest guy,Lars Vilks, has drawn Mohammad's face on the figure of a dog, an animal which is considered unclean both by conservative Muslims and American Postal workers.

Vilks said that he was making a statement with the drawing and, I guess he was. The statement is "I'm a boob". He has already received hundreds of death threats (the fool has a listed telephone number) and there is a Muslim in Sweeden who has specifically said that she is gong to kill him. Al Qada is offering $100,000 for his murder, and $50,000 extra for slitting his throat. Lars "call me Lars" Vilks probably will avoid getting his throat slit. He is standing up for freedom of artistic expression ! The problem with these cartoonists standing up for freedom of artistic expression is that they never do it in a humorous way. Remember Gary Larsen and the "Far side", now there was a funny guy. They ought to bring him out of retirement and see if he can do a funny Mohammed cartoon. One that we could put on a coffee cup or a t-shirt. Something memorable like those people in hell doing the leg lifts. At least that would be artistic expression worth fighting over. The Prophet as a dog ? Come on, what is funny about that ?

Besides, how do we know it is the Prophet? No one has ever seen him. It is against Islamic law to picture him. Is Lars drawing a picture of a dog with a turban, and an arrow pointing at it which says "Mohammed" ? Of course, this is the same guy who did a cartoon of Jesus as a pedophile. It's just a laugh riot over there in Sweeden isn't it ? Sidesplitting good humor. And they wonder why Sweeden has such a high suicide rate. You get up and look at the comic section of the Stockholm Sunless Daily and hope to get a good laugh to start another day of darkness and by God, there's old Jesus molesting a child and the Prophet Mohammed dressed up like a dog, stop it guys, you're killing me.


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