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Islamic Rage Boy: the interview

rageboy.jpgLook what JW found: an interview with Shakeel Bhat, the Islamic Rage Boy. Who is, in fact, 31 and a “full-time demonstrator” (how do you say “lives in moms’ basement” in…whatever dialect they speak in Kashmir?)

Apart from drawing ridicule from bloggers, Bhat has even inspired one American neoconservative website to push “Rage Boy” merchandise — including T-shirts, beer mugs, mouse pads.

“I don’t believe this! I have no knowledge about all this. Why do they do it?” demanded Bhat, who says he has no idea how to use a computer and the Internet. [You don’t say? – ed]

Bhat also shrugged off his rather unflattering “Rage Boy” nickname.

“I don’t need any titles. I am a simple Muslim. Yes, I get enraged if someone, somewhere makes derogatory remarks about our religion or Prophet,” he said.

“Titles”? I wonder if he thinks he’s being honored in some way. It would really mean a lot to me if I knew he knew we were laughing at him.

Update: Oooo! And look at the cool picture Dawn found. Which I might possibly have tweaked just a little teeny bit. How does one get a nostril injury, anyhow?

sock it to me

July 5, 2007 — 3:27 pm
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Farewell, Boots

Boots Randolph, who died in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday aged 80, was the tenor saxophonist who made and co-composed the maddeningly catchy hit record Yakety Sax; after its first burst of pop success, the piece enjoyed a long second life as accompanying music to the manic chase routines in The Benny Hill Show.

Any guesses what they’ll play at the funeral?

sock it to me

— 11:21 am
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