August 26, 2010

Charlie Brooker

If you read anything today, read this.

Charlie Brooker is damn funny, and his take on the Mosque in New York is unbelievably good.

The planned "ultra-mosque" will be a staggering 5,600ft tall – more than five times higher than the tallest building on Earth – and will be capped with an immense dome of highly-polished solid gold, carefully positioned to bounce sunlight directly toward the pavement, where it will blind pedestrians and fry small dogs. The main structure will be delimited by 600 minarets, each shaped like an upraised middle finger, and housing a powerful amplifier: when synchronised, their combined sonic might will be capable of relaying the muezzin's call to prayer at such deafening volume, it will be clearly audible in the Afghan mountains, where thousands of terrorists are poised to celebrate by running around with scarves over their faces, firing AK-47s into the sky and yelling whatever the foreign word for "victory" is.

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Once Known as The Badger said...

If only it were true! It would rebuild the tourism industry in NYC! What a marvel to behold. Instead, it's going to be just another really dull place in a country chock full of dull places.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Some Tea Party nut job will get hold of this and email it around as a serious item. And you can't count on Sarah Palin to refudiate it.

Kim Hambric said...

I just as soon NOT see any mosque built in NYC. Nor a catholic church. Temple. Drive-thru wedding chapel. Frankly, we've got plenty of religious institutions already.

Lemmy Caution said...

I couldn't agree more Kim. So true.

Unfortunately the current movement against the "Mosque" in New York isn't rooted in logic and reason. It's rooted in xenophobia and racism.

The Frog Queen said...

This made my day! I cannot wait until one of my conservative workmates tries to pass this off as fact....cause you know it will happen.

The stupid people scare me...and make me laugh (and cry).