Friday, October 29, 2004


Mork & Mindy In The Middle East

Remember Mork & Mindy? The comic premise was that Mork was an alien who only knew Earth from what he had learned from television. Now we have a real-life example - the latest "Osama" video. Consider the F911 style of the points covered:

In his address just four days ahead of the US presidential election, bin Ladin also said the US administration resembled "corrupt" Arab governments.
He said the United States has dropped millions of tonnes of bombs on Iraqi children, just for the sake of replacing an old agent with a new one to plunder Iraqi oil wealth.
"God knows that it had not occurred to our mind to attack the towers, but after our patience ran out and we saw the injustice and inflexibility of the American-Israeli alliance toward our people in Palestine and Lebanon, this came to my mind,"
"It appeared to him [Bush] that a little girl's talk about her goat and its butting was more important than the planes and their butting of the skyscrapers. That gave us three times the required time to carry out the operations, thank God," he said.
All of which explains why the tape is so culturally clumsy and (for the terrorists) counter-productive. The ME really believes CBS, NYT & F911, and thinks that Americans do too. Just like Mork.