July 5th, 2005

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Politics: Iraq fundies on the rise

BAGDAD, 4 July (IRIN) - For Sumeya Abdullah, a 34-year-old primary school teacher in the capital Baghdad, life will never be the same again. In late June she had her legs burned by corrosive acid in a street attack because, she believes, she was not wearing her veil and the traditional 'abaya' covering common in many Middle Eastern countries.

"I was shopping in one of the most crowded districts in Baghdad when I felt my skin burning by something corrosive. It was horrible, a terrible pain, then I found myself in hospital," Abdullah said.

Witnesses in the district where the attack happened, said that for more than two weeks, women have been targeted by acid attackers for dressing immodestly. Sometimes the assailants spray or throw the acid on foot, or on occasion, from a moving car. Other attacks have been even more shocking.

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During Saddam Hussein's regime, Iraqi women were more or less free to wear what they wanted. In the 1980s Iraq was considered one of the most Western countries in the region in terms of fashion.
But thank you, Mr. Bush, for bringing freedom to Iraq. They've got so much freedom now, they're free to throw acid on women for not conforming to religious insanity.

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Hewlett Watch

Mostly for Pega, but I know some of you will appreciate it.

Foolproof
Directed by William Phillips. Starring Ryan Reynolds, David Suchet, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky, James Allodi, David Hewlett.
A criminal blackmails young people who plot high-tech robberies into stealing $30 million. 95 minutes- R, Canada, 2003, (CC), In Stereo, Adult language, adult situations

Tue Jun 28 10:45A on Starz #2
Tue Jun 28 05:35P on Starz #2
Sun Jul 3 12:35A on Starz

Mon Jul 11 05:35P on Starz
Sat Jul 16 04:30A on Starz
Thu Jul 21 10:45A on Starz

*wants this on the Hewlett tape too*

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Animal Planet is on crack

So mom makes me put on Pet Star, a really dumb show that should really be called Stupid Pet Tricks, because that's what it basically is. It's hosted by Slater from Saved by The Bell, and it's got a panel of 3 'celebrity' judges each episode.

Normally the tricks are pretty run-of-the-mill. Some are pretty good. Some are really dumb.

Today there was one that took the cake. This guy walked in with a Schnauzer and proudly claimed that she would clean his teeth. So he sat back on this chair, the dog got on his lap, and then he proceeded to make out with his dog. The audience was all "eeeeeeeeew" and really freaked out. And the judges were stunned. And the guy just kept on making out with his dog and all I could think was "who is in charge of auditions and why did they let this guy in?"

My mom was the best, though. Once she recovered from the shock enough to speak, the first coherent words out of her mouth were "He has to be homosexual. They do that."

*facepalms*

Then one of the judges who's one of those random Comedy Central guys, asked the contestant guy to kiss him, you know, as a joke, and the guy did. And mom was all "See? I told you."

*headdesk*

The guy went on tv to make out with his dog. There are no words. *lol* And Mario Lopez was all "So how did you start making out with your dog?" because he usually asks how they figured whatever trick out, and that was no trick, that was making out with the dog. And the guy went on about how she got her tongue down to his tonsils. No words.

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