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(AP)   Baghdad's National Museum reopens six years after looting. Featured displays include mostly a bunch of really heavy stuff   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 84
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2009-02-23 02:46:04 PM  
Heh, nice one subby, +1
 
2009-02-23 02:55:51 PM  
Heh.
 
2009-02-23 03:01:10 PM  
Ha!

+1
 
2009-02-23 03:14:54 PM  
+1, I lolled.
 
2009-02-23 04:09:02 PM  
+1 on the headline. I LOL'd
 
2009-02-23 04:33:19 PM  
I'm busy at the moment, but I will LOL later.

/promise
 
2009-02-23 05:18:34 PM  
+1, I chuckled.
 
2009-02-23 05:19:01 PM  
Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.
 
2009-02-23 05:19:37 PM  
Heh!
 
2009-02-23 05:20:05 PM  
Baghdad's National Museum reopens six years after looting. Featured displays include mostly a bunch of really heavy stuff

How about our farking debt for the war. That is pretty heavy to lift right now.
 
2009-02-23 05:20:18 PM  
One has to feel ashamed that they took priceless relics, taking advantage of the chaos of the war.

Still, it's great to see that the cradle of civilization still stands.

/That's right
 
2009-02-23 05:21:08 PM  
The headline wins the thread.
 
2009-02-23 05:21:13 PM  
CygnusDarius: One has to feel ashamed that they took priceless relics, taking advantage of the chaos of the war.

Still, it's great to see that the cradle of civilization still stands.

/That's right


The oil ministry wasn't looted. I wonder why.
 
2009-02-23 05:21:35 PM  
On a completely unrelated note, I'm selling a set of Persian jewels and Babylonian pottery.
 
2009-02-23 05:22:27 PM  
Here's their main display
media.signonsandiego.com

i.dailymail.co.uk
Quick duck
 
2009-02-23 05:24:38 PM  
TheShavingofOccam123: CygnusDarius: One has to feel ashamed that they took priceless relics, taking advantage of the chaos of the war.

Still, it's great to see that the cradle of civilization still stands.

/That's right

The oil ministry wasn't looted. I wonder why.


Hook, line and sinker.
 
2009-02-23 05:26:52 PM  
Headline wins.
 
2009-02-23 05:29:01 PM  
katghoti: Baghdad's National Museum reopens six years after looting. Featured displays include mostly a bunch of really heavy stuff

How about our farking debt for the war. That is pretty heavy to lift right now.


img5.imageshack.us
 
2009-02-23 05:29:04 PM  
Glad to see I wasn't the only one to actually laugh out loud at the headline. Well done subby!
 
Bf+
2009-02-23 05:31:00 PM  
DrForrester: Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.


We're trying to give them freedom, but they don't want it. Guess they'd rather be dead than free, poor, dumb bastards.
/Not in the slightest bit obscure
 
2009-02-23 05:31:04 PM  
DrForrester: Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.

What a douche! I still can't believe I am responsible for these acts. I didn't vote for these people, but I just went about my business and stuck my head in the ground, and sang "La, la, la."
 
2009-02-23 05:31:35 PM  
this headline...it belongs in a museum!
 
2009-02-23 05:32:44 PM  
I hope they erect a statue of George W. Bush in honor of his bravery and courage to push forward with an unpopular war and bring about the freedom of the Iraqi people. I, for one, feel the Iraqi people should honor President Bush as he has brought a thousand years of peace to the region. No president before him has ever accomplished such a feat. He will stand the test of time and WILL be seen as a true hero to the Arab world.
Another 4 years and he would have brought democracy to Iran, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the non-believers. Imagine, finally, a Christian and democratic society in Riyadh. Dare to dream the impossible dream, for when we have a strong conservative, almost-Reaganesque president, we will finally achieve ultimate victory.
 
2009-02-23 05:33:31 PM  
DrForrester: Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.

I'd like to do something untidy and bad to Mr. Cheney. With a tire iron. What scum.

/Pretty sure bullets won't stop him.
//Maybe holy water?
///Deadly ninja throwing slashies?
 
2009-02-23 05:33:40 PM  
Straight outta Weekend Update. I hope they use it.
 
2009-02-23 05:37:10 PM  
+1 subby. good work
 
2009-02-23 05:38:27 PM  
+1 Excellent jorb.
 
2009-02-23 05:38:45 PM  
HA!

+2 -1

Rolling on the floor laughing my anus off.
 
2009-02-23 05:41:09 PM  
CygnusDarius: One has to feel ashamed that they took priceless relics, taking advantage of the chaos of the war

Priceless, no...but I'm sure plenty of rich people paid top dollar for them.

Great job, Subby, BTW.
 
2009-02-23 05:41:27 PM  
Didn't most of the stuff from the Iraqi museum not get looted and a lot of the stuff that was was recovered? I seem to recall a follow-up on that story where initial reports, the ones everyone remembers, were very exaggerated (which... is sadly common).
 
2009-02-23 05:41:59 PM  
eggrolls: DrForrester: Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.

I'd like to do something untidy and bad to Mr. Cheney. With a tire iron. What scum.

/Pretty sure bullets won't stop him.
//Maybe holy water?
///Deadly ninja throwing slashies?


He's sorta like t1000, gotta melt him down and separate the pieces...
 
2009-02-23 05:42:08 PM  
DubyaHater: I hope they erect a statue of George W. Bush in honor of his bravery and courage to push forward with an unpopular war and bring about the freedom of the Iraqi people. I, for one, feel the Iraqi people should honor President Bush as he has brought a thousand years of peace to the region. No president before him has ever accomplished such a feat. He will stand the test of time and WILL be seen as a true hero to the Arab world.
Another 4 years and he would have brought democracy to Iran, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the non-believers. Imagine, finally, a Christian and democratic society in Riyadh. Dare to dream the impossible dream, for when we have a strong conservative, almost-Reaganesque president, we will finally achieve ultimate victory.


I agree with everything this man has ever said or done.

/+2012 and you win a free approaching apocalypse!
 
2009-02-23 05:42:34 PM  
Good show, Subby. Good show indeed!
 
2009-02-23 05:44:08 PM  
I look forward to seeing their crater exhibit.
 
2009-02-23 05:45:14 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: I look forward to seeing their crater exhibit.

LOLOLOLOL.
 
2009-02-23 05:46:01 PM  
This wasa wonderful headline...

/ponders how it would look on a shirt
 
2009-02-23 05:47:08 PM  
mongbiohazard: Didn't most of the stuff from the Iraqi museum not get looted and a lot of the stuff that was was recovered? I seem to recall a follow-up on that story where initial reports, the ones everyone remembers, were very exaggerated (which... is sadly common).

If I remembered correctly, the curators actually took a lot of the valuable stuff to a secure location, but that fact barely tarnishes a great headline.
 
2009-02-23 05:48:23 PM  
So much for that quagmire eh?

Seriously though, a statue of G.W. Bush is a horrible idea. I hate statues to living politicians, even if they were right about bringing democracy to Iraq.
 
2009-02-23 05:48:36 PM  
Hello headline of the year candidate. how are you?
 
2009-02-23 05:49:33 PM  
mongbiohazard: Didn't most of the stuff from the Iraqi museum not get looted and a lot of the stuff that was was recovered? I seem to recall a follow-up on that story where initial reports, the ones everyone remembers, were very exaggerated (which... is sadly common).

Much of the metal items, (jewelery, death masks, the smelted objects) were never recovered likely because they were melted down. Some citizens went into the museum when they noticed people running off w/ artifacts and gathered as much as they could carry and stashed them at home or work until things settled down long enough to be returned. Unfortunately, many of the sculptures and mosaics of animals, humans and mythological beings were destroyed by zealots because having those items is considered idolatry and can never be fully repaired.
 
2009-02-23 05:50:53 PM  
mongbiohazard: Didn't most of the stuff from the Iraqi museum not get looted and a lot of the stuff that was was recovered? I seem to recall a follow-up on that story where initial reports, the ones everyone remembers, were very exaggerated (which... is sadly common).

You know...there's stuff in the article. You should check it out sometime :D
 
2009-02-23 05:52:00 PM  
taurusowner: Seriously though, a statue of G.W. Bush is a horrible idea. I hate statues to living politicians, even if they were right about bringing democracy to Iraq.

I think it's a great idea. Put it down the hall from the coat check, near the shoe racks.
 
2009-02-23 05:55:47 PM  
THEMorUS: Here's their main display



Quick duck


My question is why does Maliki look so calm in that pic? I think he knew what was up.
 
2009-02-23 05:57:28 PM  
Headline = WIN.
 
2009-02-23 05:59:15 PM  
Ninja Wicked: My question is why does Maliki look so calm in that pic? I think he knew what was up.

Either that, or he knew the guy wasn't throwing the show at him.
 
2009-02-23 06:06:47 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: Either that, or he knew the guy wasn't throwing the show at him.

If I were president of Iraq and an angry reporter began throwing objects in my general direction I would be ducking first in case it were a bomb/grenade/water balloon with poison in it.
 
2009-02-23 06:09:48 PM  
images.icanhascheezburger.com
 
2009-02-23 06:15:08 PM  
Kanemano: If I remembered correctly, the curators actually took a lot of the valuable stuff to a secure location, but that fact barely tarnishes a great headline.


Agreed!


KatjaMouse:


Thanks! Pretty much what I had remembered.


IXI Jim IXI: You know...there's stuff in the article. You should check it out sometime :D


RTFA is for losers and jerks!

Oh wait...

/going to RTFA now...
 
2009-02-23 06:15:43 PM  
Ninja Wicked: If I were president of Iraq and an angry reporter began throwing objects in my general direction I would be ducking first in case it were a bomb/grenade/water balloon with poison in it.

Well, once he saw it was a shoe, I'm pretty sure he knew he wasn't the target.

But yeah, in general, you're probably right.
 
2009-02-23 06:20:29 PM  
Ninja Wicked: THEMorUS: Here's their main display



Quick duck

My question is why does Maliki look so calm in that pic? I think he knew what was up.


It's a conspiracy! Bush ducked down and to the right while the shoe went back and to the left. There had to be a second shoer.
 
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