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Comic of the Day

Posted by glasscastle on 18th February 2006

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Did we ever mention that we once had as a student a female Japanese lawyer named Sosumi?

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Killer Cartoons

Posted by glasscastle on 7th February 2006

 

In
this cartoon, from Al-Watan (Oman) (August 10, 2002), Jewish acts are
equated with those of the Nazis. This Nazi-type anti-Semitic caricature
of a Jew has a hooked nose, a hunched back, has no shoes, and is sweating.

 

Although we have decided to uncharacteristically
refrain from posting any of the 12 offending drawings of Muhammed, we
can’t resist getting in on some of the controversy. To show that we can clearly
relate to
people being deeply offended by callous and viscious cartoons attacking
our religion and the things we hold closest to our heart, we have decided
to
reprint some
other examples of this reprehensible practice.

Seeing such racist and anti-semitic cartoons makes us want to race out
to the streets and start a world-wide religious war against anyone with
such a lack of respect as to publish distorted lies like these…..


In the above cartoon, from Akhbar Al-Khalij (Bahrain) (June 10, 2002),
the anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew on the right says: "Say: "I hate
the Arabs!" and American president George W. Bush, made to resemble
a parrot, repeats: "I hate the Arabs, I hate the Arabs."

 

 

 

Another
major theme in Arab cartoons is the bloodloving or blood-thirsty Jew.
In today’s Arab world this image of unbridled hatred has mutated
into the alleged quest for Palestinian blood.
Blood-drinking Jews are frequently shown by Al Ahram, one of
Egypt’s leading dailies. On 21 April 2001, it printed a cartoon showing
an Arab being put into a flatting mill by two soldiers wearing helmets
with Stars of David. The Arab’s blood pours out and two Jews with kippot
and Stars of David on their shirts drink the blood laughingly.

 

 

A Jewish Devil (Ariel
Sharon), walks on the bones of dead Arabs.

 

 

 

 

cartoon from the Anti-Defamation League web site

It is clear that nothing can be gained by trying to understand or reason with people who would publish such
distorted trash.  The only solution is to kill them, obviously.
Or are we missing something here?

authors note: It occurs to us that in today’s hyper-heated debate environment, we should make it explicitly clear that the previous comments are facetious in nature. Humor blogging can be dangerous when faced with readers completely lacking a sense of humor….

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Joke of the Day

Posted by glasscastle on 27th January 2006

Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing.
He concludes by saying:

“Yesterday, three Brazilian soldiers were killed in an accident.”

“OH NO!” the President exclaims. “That’s terrible!”

His staff sit stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the president sits, head in hands.

Finally, the President looks up and asks…

“How many is a Brazillion??!”

from lisablog via Cynthia Rockwell

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Hernia Hijinx

Posted by glasscastle on 16th January 2006

Once again, the Dowbrigade explores new media….
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Comic of the Day

Posted by glasscastle on 30th October 2005

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Comic of the Day

Posted by glasscastle on 20th October 2005

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Comic of the Day

Posted by glasscastle on 5th October 2005

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Comic of the Day

Posted by glasscastle on 3rd October 2005

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Comic of the Day: Part 2

Posted by glasscastle on 19th September 2005

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The Dowbrigade has been in this situation, many times. Worse, since the little wanderer in our family is an eight-year-old female honey-colored Tabby named, appropriately, Honey. She’s not supposed to go out, but does, regularly.

Early one Sunday morning last winter there we stood on our porch, just like Arlo, shivering in our bathrobe and half-blind without our glasses.

“Honey, Hunnn-eeeey,” we half-hissed in a loud stage whisper, not wanting to wake the neighbors, “Honey, c’mere, come on Honey, come to Papa…”

Norma Yvonne, who was watching out the window, hoping to get a glimpse of her “hijita” reports a look of astonishment on the face of the stout older woman, undoubtedly on her way to the nearby Armenian Orthadox Church, as she looked the Dowbrigade up and down.

“You better not be talking to me, Mister….”

Ever since, every time we call our cat at home, Norma intones, “You better not be talking to me, Mister….”

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Comic of the Day: The Pets of New Orleans

Posted by glasscastle on 19th September 2005

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Comic of the Day” Intelllectual Property

Posted by glasscastle on 6th September 2005

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Comic OTD: Slinging Slang

Posted by glasscastle on 2nd September 2005

Ah, the exotic linguistic innovations of the young
and hip. As we tell our students, slang is the testing laboratory of
the languague, where new words and expressions are run through their
paces and allowed to mix and match with the cannonized language.  If
the new items become popular and widespread, if htey expand our pallet
of lexical shades and tones, if they make the cut, they are admitted
to the English club, entered in the dictionary, and become part of the
living language.  On the other hand, the far majority of slang never
make it out of the lab, and are mercifully euthanized at the end of
the experiment.

Perhaps not surprisingly, as we work with college students
every day, the Dowbrigade is familiar with all of the terms and phrases
in today’s comic.  In fact, we plan to use it with our next class,
probably sometime in the fall.

We said "Sayonara" to our latest group of wide-eyed
Asians yesterday, which is all we can say about that, as we have had
to take an
oath to never blog about our job, our students, our colleagues or especially
our employer. However, we hope it is safe to say that after 14 straight
weeks of teaching in intensive language programs, we need some down
time, and
should
get some
during the next two weeks. 

Look for more interesting activity on the Dowbvrigade
News.

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