Saturday, April 07, 2007

It's 91s and 9s And Samson Crushes The Philistines

Since this weekend occupies the most important place in the liturgical calendar of my tribe - 91 years since the Easter Rising and 9 years since the Good Friday Agreement , by the way- I got to thinking.

Instead of portraying Samson as a Jewish suicide bomber in Gaza circa 1946, three blocks away from the oldest synagogue in Canada, in the middle of Passover, I wonder how things would have turned out if they'd gone with Cuchullain, portrayed as an Irish suicide bomber, in Dublin circa 1916, and it opened tonight, in say, South Boston? Here's the crowd they'd have been up against in Southy:

And here's my toast: War is over; Death to tyrants the world round. Here's some more fine pikey opposition to zombies. . .

. . .and two nice Protestant ladies singing a Passover song (The Jews safely crossed while Pharaoh's host was drownded in the waters and lost..):


UPDATE: That Dropkick Murphy who goes by the name of Rex has his way with Samson-tampering in the Globe, here, and this morning six of our own were blown up on the outskirts of Kandahar. I won't be feeling any empathy for the thugs who did it, thankyou.

5 Comments:

Blogger Ndude said...

Welcome Back Terry! I hope you had a a great Easter. Great article in the Tyee. It just reaffirms that many people's concept of history is the latest sound byte they heard or watched on the net. Of course your article also brings out the usual suspects of loony commentators at the bottom of the Tyee article. Makes me think more and more (unfortunately) that many anti-Zionists are equally bigots. Sad but true. In the name of artistic interpretation maybe the Jews should do a play portraying Santa Claus a fat Nazi bastard?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Blazing Cat Fur said...

'" Capet said. "Some say I'm brave, some say I'm anti-Israel or whatever, but that is OK. The point is to get discussion going."
He got discussion going alright, but not so much in the direction he wanted.
It didn't help that the philosophy professor Shadia Drury weighed in. Drury had previously compared Samson to the 9-11 bomber Mohammed Atta. She called Capet heroic.

Brave? Heroic? For creating bad art?

Good piece Terry.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

I just wish Chantal Hébert had taken up the autoharp.

If one thinks seriously, compare today's six killed in Afstan with the casualties at Vimy,
http://toyoufromfailinghands.blogspot.com/2007/04/vimy-honour-legacy.html

and the country's respective reaction.

Mark
Ottawa

5:46 PM  
Blogger Transmontanus said...

"In the name of artistic interpretation maybe the Jews should do a play portraying Santa Claus a fat Nazi bastard?"

Now that is funny. Good one.

So's this:

http://tinyurl.com/29nn6l

9:54 PM  
Blogger Ndude said...

Excellent! Love those guys!

3:28 PM  

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