Sunday, September 23, 2007

Attn: Columbia University

Attn: Columbia University

Forget Ahmadinejad —


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What do they think they're doing? Who cares about Ahmadinejad? Isn't Columbia a leading university, full of ground-breaking research and science? No one wants to hear the President of Iran's anti-Israel, anti-America, Holocaust-denying rhetoric! But a 16-year-old Iranian girl who discovers nuclear energy at home?! That's someone I would want to hear speak!

Btw, while we're on this topic...

Attn: Anti-Ahmadinejad Protestors

His name is Ahh-Ma-Di-Ne-Jad. Let's not have any of the same embarrassment from previous protests, where almost no one could pronounce his name right, okay? Don't skip letters, drop syllables, or otherwise mangle it. It detracts from your message.


Blogger thanbo said...

Oh, they fit right in with I'm-A-Dinner-Jacket.

After all, we live in a country where most high politicians, including Our President, talk about nukular energy, nukular bombs, etc.

I remember the Nuclear Freeze debate in Congress in the summer of 1982, sitting and watching on my uncle's TV. The ONLY person who pronounced it properly was Ron Dellums (D-CA), now Mayor of Oakland.

9/24/2007 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was gonna be a music video :(

9/24/2007 6:21 PM  
Blogger Phillip Minden said...

Have you ever heard a chareidi "give over" something he heard from a (well-meaning or fellow Orthodox Jewish) scientist, linguist, historian?

It sounds exactly like that, same naive, uncritical way. I'm not exaggerating, through the whole video I had this concrete association.

9/25/2007 2:48 AM  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Wow! Gotta watch the videos when I get home! (Access to YouTube blocked at the office.)

It's nice to know that the J-blosphere had a "reporter" with a front-row "seat." Consider it a perk of going to YCT. :)

I can't help thinking of that brachah/blessing from the Amidah: "V'lamalshinim al t'hi tikvah . . . (Birnbaum translation: May the slanderers have no hope . . .)"

9/25/2007 3:19 PM  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Oops, wrong post. Copying comment to correct location.

9/25/2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

If Iranian Nuclear Energy Girl wears a superhero outfit, I'll second the motion.


You know, I know an Indian restaurant owner who tells similar tall tales. As well as a Palestinian hamburger and pizza man with the same gesticulata and conviction. I'm guessing that it's part of an ancient story-telling tradition. So I'm looking at it as a manifestation of culture.

9/25/2007 8:10 PM  

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