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(Slate)   "What do you buy the children of the terrorist who tried to kill your wife?" Well, kids these days seem to be into My Little Pony and whatever Ben 10 is   (slate.com) divider line 43
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2013-09-07 01:29:02 PM
Maybe a chemistry set.

/so they'll appreciate the sciences, moran
 
2013-09-07 01:32:51 PM
A buddy just came back from Israel and was surprised Jerusalem was the same size as a large outdoor shopping mall.
 
2013-09-07 01:33:54 PM
Drum set.
 
2013-09-07 01:36:02 PM
What's up with a man having a hyphenated name?
 
2013-09-07 01:37:22 PM
Better explosives? More shrapnel? A more advanced chemistry book?
 
2013-09-07 01:40:00 PM
Also popular:
americandigest.org
 
2013-09-07 01:42:42 PM
Maybe unconnected, but I'm currently reading Ali Soufan's The Black Banners, and it's amazing how well Al Qaeda and other related terrorists respond to simple acts of human kindness...especially from westerners, who they've been told are terrible, evil people.
 
2013-09-07 01:43:23 PM
A unibomber style package that will assplode when he does to open it?
 
2013-09-07 01:46:41 PM

Apik0r0s: What's up with a man having a hyphenated name?


In the USA and English Canada, hyphenated names are often assumed by women who marry. In the UK, and the WASP upper or upper middle classes, hyphenated names are often status symbols to remind people of the high social status of your mother's family.

As shown on the Simpsons (Marge's sister) some wome keep the names of their former husbands as well as the latest idiot.

Some men are now hyphenating their names with their wives' names. In Quebec, a complex set of rules was established to promote gender equality. Women often keep their maiden names while the children may bear hyphenated names.

Judging from my family tree, families in colonial America followed the custom of naming at least some of the children with their Mother's maiden name as a middle name, albeit without a hyphen. In Ireland, apparently, there was a really complicated system of naming children after their uncles, aunts, etc. If you knew this system you could make predictions about one generation's names from the last or the next generation. This presumably makes genealogy and also clan records easier to remember without written records.
 
2013-09-07 01:51:02 PM

rkiller1: A buddy just came back from Israel and was surprised Jerusalem was the same size as a large outdoor shopping mall.


That's one of the things that shocks people when they visit Israel. Sometimes they go crazy (especially evangelical Christians raised on the Bible). This is called Jerusalem Syndrome.

It's a combination of awe, disappointment and shock: you see men and women with machine guns hanging around corners in Bethlehem, you realize that the gigantic world religion started in a closet, you see all the trappings of modern life including malls smaller than Jerusalem and off you go, thinking you are Jesus or Moses or possibly the Prophet Moe, who is a little known namesake of the Great Prophet who is little known because his book in the Bible was so small they accidentally left it out of the Final Edition.
 
2013-09-07 01:52:59 PM
A picture of Mohammed and a pound of bacon?

A dildo so they can fark off?

Nothing?
 
2013-09-07 01:56:06 PM
I felt something a little like Jerusalem Syndrome in the Uffici Museum in Florence. It came to me as "So this is the best art there is? The human race has produced nothing better. This is it." I didn't go crazy and admittedly some of the paintings and sculptures were wonderful, but it comes as a bit of a shock to realize that Art is finite and the real good stuff leaves you with the impression that there could be millions of works even better if only somebody had thought to make them.

Maybe we will meet intelligent aliens who will provide us with that art. Or maybe Marx will prove right and we'll all live in a Communist Paradise with nothing to do but beat the shiat out of the geniuses of the dark and violent past. I hope both of those things come to pass but I am a born pessimist and thus will be a happy if we manage to keep what we have got despite evidence that idiots love to destroy what they can not properly understand and love.
 
2013-09-07 01:57:25 PM

brantgoose: Apik0r0s: What's up with a man having a hyphenated name?

In the USA and English Canada, hyphenated names are often assumed by women who marry.


Or just their offspring. Sometimes, people have children. Children typically have the surname(s) of the parents.

/or half of the name is his spouse's
//haven't had your coffee, yet?
 
2013-09-07 01:58:49 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: and a pound of bacon?


One does not gift bacon. It is far to precious.
 
2013-09-07 02:00:11 PM
I am a big fan of cartoons and ten to keep up on what the kids are watching even if I don't.

Ben 10 is a little boy who fights evil thanks to his ability to turn into 10 different aliens (adult aliens, I assume).

He does not turn into 9 kinds, he does not turn in 11 kids. That's why little Ben is called Ben 10. Besides Benton is too old for a little boy.

Somehow his power to turn into aliens has mutated into the power to turn into several cartoon and life action shows with completely different Bens. I assume the producers will stop at ten of these.

I don't watch these shows, but I probably could. They don't seem extra-dumb and trashy.
 
2013-09-07 02:05:06 PM
Toys for Terror

Baby's First Jihad.

Wubbles. Wubbles wobble and then fall to pieces. Just like real victims of terrorism.

Any of the thousands of life-like and remarkably exact toy weapons made by American toymakers such as Mattel (the Russians use model kits and toys to steal military secrets from the USA--why do toys hate America?)
Ka-Boom! The game for the whole famly.

Exploding race cars (they got the idea from Mattel--we had those as kids)

Real suicide bombs. (You can only use them once but most toys are only played with once before they break.)
 
2013-09-07 02:05:07 PM

brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons


There was a cartoon in the 80s which featured a group of kids (possibly a band) who got pulled into a cartoon world where they had a flying car.

Any idea what the show was called?
 
2013-09-07 02:08:47 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons

There was a cartoon in the 80s which featured a group of kids (possibly a band) who got pulled into a cartoon world where they had a flying car.

Any idea what the show was called?


Kidd Video

"WELCOME TO THE FLIPSIDE!"
 
2013-09-07 02:10:00 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: Kumana Wanalaia: brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons

There was a cartoon in the 80s which featured a group of kids (possibly a band) who got pulled into a cartoon world where they had a flying car.

Any idea what the show was called?

Kidd Video

"WELCOME TO THE FLIPSIDE!"


Also, the intro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhSI8QTJBk4
 
2013-09-07 02:11:13 PM
Sidenote: I developed a fetish for pixies in leg-warmers because of that show.  And the 80's in general, I guess.  But it was pretty specific here.
 
2013-09-07 02:13:44 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: Kumana Wanalaia: brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons

There was a cartoon in the 80s which featured a group of kids (possibly a band) who got pulled into a cartoon world where they had a flying car.

Any idea what the show was called?

Kidd Video

"WELCOME TO THE FLIPSIDE!"


Awesome, thank you.

Please accept this internet as a token of my gratitude.
 
2013-09-07 02:21:59 PM

SubBass49: Maybe unconnected, but I'm currently reading Ali Soufan's The Black Banners, and it's amazing how well Al Qaeda and other related terrorists respond to simple acts of human kindness...especially from westerners, who they've been told are terrible, evil people.


Thanks for the book suggestion. I'll put that on my list.
 
2013-09-07 02:31:07 PM

sarajlewis83: SubBass49: Maybe unconnected, but I'm currently reading Ali Soufan's The Black Banners, and it's amazing how well Al Qaeda and other related terrorists respond to simple acts of human kindness...especially from westerners, who they've been told are terrible, evil people.

Thanks for the book suggestion. I'll put that on my list.


It's an AWESOME book.  Gives an entirely new perspective on Al Qaeda, the "war on terror," and 9/11 from someone who was behind the scenes.  Also helps reinforce just how farking idiotic our last administration was when it came to dealing with those things, but in a non-partisan way.
 
2013-09-07 02:37:39 PM
You can buy them these!

Easy Jihad Oven
Shwarma flavored bubble gum
Bacon
My Little Camel coloring book
Arab Spring slinky toy
Poster of Justin Habiber
Dead Sea Tupperware set

Also try these DVDs!
Malcolm in the Middle East
Turbanator 2:  Fatwa Day
Disney's Aladdin
Allah My Children
American Idolator
The Last of the Mohammeds
Talibananas in Pajamas
 
2013-09-07 02:42:12 PM

baronbloodbath: You can buy them these!

Easy Jihad Oven
Shwarma flavored bubble gum
Bacon
My Little Camel coloring book
Arab Spring slinky toy
Poster of Justin Habiber
Dead Sea Tupperware set

Also try these DVDs!
Malcolm in the Middle East
Turbanator 2:  Fatwa Day
Disney's Aladdin
Allah My Children
American Idolator
The Last of the Mohammeds
Talibananas in Pajamas


Mmmm...Shawarma...(licks chops)
 
2013-09-07 03:04:55 PM

SubBass49: baronbloodbath: You can buy them these!

Easy Jihad Oven
Shwarma flavored bubble gum

...

Mmmm...Shawarma...(licks chops)


A shawarma wrap with extra garlic paste, a side of babaghanoush, and an order of falafel with hummus.

And bacon. They have death by chocolate... give me death by bacon.
 
2013-09-07 03:12:11 PM
derpicdn.net
 
2013-09-07 03:17:56 PM
Is it just me or is that article kind of rambling? I got through the first three paragraphs and my eyes glazed over so I never really got the point.

Could have something to do with the fact I've been avoiding doing homework all day and really just want to go back to bed...
 
2013-09-07 03:24:50 PM
Kids are into My Little Pony? Since when did kids start growing neck beards?
 
2013-09-07 03:40:22 PM
Why not both?
fc07.deviantart.net
 
2013-09-07 04:58:49 PM
"What do you buy the children of the terrorist who tried to kill your wife?" Well, kids these days seem to be into My Little Pony and whatever Ben 10 is

Steven 11 is one louder.
 
2013-09-07 06:25:01 PM
What was the article about?
 
2013-09-07 06:31:27 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: LowbrowDeluxe: Kumana Wanalaia: brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons

There was a cartoon in the 80s which featured a group of kids (possibly a band) who got pulled into a cartoon world where they had a flying car.

Any idea what the show was called?

Kidd Video

"WELCOME TO THE FLIPSIDE!"

Also, the intro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhSI8QTJBk4


That was awful !
 
2013-09-07 06:31:41 PM

brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons and ten to keep up on what the kids are watching even if I don't.

Ben 10 is a little boy who fights evil thanks to his ability to turn into 10 different aliens (adult aliens, I assume).

He does not turn into 9 kinds, he does not turn in 11 kids. That's why little Ben is called Ben 10. Besides Benton is too old for a little boy.

Somehow his power to turn into aliens has mutated into the power to turn into several cartoon and life action shows with completely different Bens. I assume the producers will stop at ten of these.

I don't watch these shows, but I probably could. They don't seem extra-dumb and trashy.


Ben 10 is so 2 years ago.  It's Max Steel these days.
 
2013-09-07 06:53:43 PM
My son likes both MLP and B10, so yeah.
 
2013-09-07 07:10:10 PM
Guilty Jew problems
 
2013-09-07 07:32:51 PM

MythDragon: Why not both?
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Why not indeed.  Ben 10 and Twilight Sparkle as voiced by the same Jewish Canadian MILF.
 
2013-09-07 08:36:38 PM

RY28: LowbrowDeluxe: LowbrowDeluxe: Kumana Wanalaia: brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons

There was a cartoon in the 80s which featured a group of kids (possibly a band) who got pulled into a cartoon world where they had a flying car.

Any idea what the show was called?

Kidd Video

"WELCOME TO THE FLIPSIDE!"

Also, the intro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhSI8QTJBk4

That was awful !


It helps if you're six years old.
 
2013-09-07 10:18:32 PM
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2013-09-07 10:34:36 PM
fc05.deviantart.net
 
2013-09-07 10:48:24 PM

teto85: MythDragon: Why not both?
[fc07.deviantart.net image 850x507]

Why not indeed.  Ben 10 and Twilight Sparkle as voiced by the same Jewish Canadian MILF.


She also did Harley Quinn in Batman.
 
2013-09-07 10:55:15 PM
www.bam-pow.com
 
2013-09-08 05:48:40 PM

brantgoose: I am a big fan of cartoons and ten to keep up on what the kids are watching even if I don't.

Ben 10 is a little boy who fights evil thanks to his ability to turn into 10 different aliens (adult aliens, I assume).

He does not turn into 9 kinds, he does not turn in 11 kids. That's why little Ben is called Ben 10. Besides Benton is too old for a little boy.

Somehow his power to turn into aliens has mutated into the power to turn into several cartoon and life action shows with completely different Bens. I assume the producers will stop at ten of these.

I don't watch these shows, but I probably could. They don't seem extra-dumb and trashy.


Dearest Brantgoose,

I remember 2 cartoons from my childhood:

1) One was about a girl and her koala friends that where like fairies? I think there was a koala world and a human world.
2) One was about a cartoon bee girl, she had curly blonde hair.
 
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