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(Israel National News)   Arab TV uses a clip from a 13 year old Simpson's episode to prove that the entire civil war in Syria is part of a US conspiracy. Hey at least it was an episode from before The Simpson's sucked   (israelnationalnews.com) divider line 90
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2014-05-06 12:04:39 AM
FTFA: The video you are about to see shows animated figures dancing, flying airplanes, and dropping bombs on what must be Syria, because there are other animated figures below in Arab garb, and the Syrian [opposition] flag appears on one of the vehicles...

Oh well.....Yvan Eht Nioj.
 
2014-05-06 12:05:45 AM
Most Americans have not had the benefit of world travel that seems to pervade FARK.  The most profound thing many Americans find in other countries is the television.

And what a television it is.

/i'm looking at you, japan and germany
//my fave was BBC2 in the 80's, demonstrating how to derive eigenvalues of an n-dimensional matrix at 7 AM - best TV ever
 
2014-05-06 12:09:23 AM
Simpsons did it
 
2014-05-06 12:21:51 AM
So Matt Groening wants to be president of Syria?
 
2014-05-06 12:33:14 AM
FTFA: MEMRI has posted many videos in which Arab television network are shown to make outrageous claims.

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com


TV 'news' sometimes just makes shiat up and ill-informed people with no experience of the wider world believe it? You don't say.
 
2014-05-06 01:51:37 AM
Showing footage from an episode of the 2001 season of the American animated sitcom,

Too late, subs.  Even if there were still some funny moments, the show was pretty much tatters by this point.
 
2014-05-06 02:35:01 AM
www.outsidethebeltway.com
 
2014-05-06 02:40:09 AM

Mike_LowELL: Showing footage from an episode of the 2001 season of the American animated sitcom,

Too late, subs.  Even if there were still some funny moments, the show was pretty much tatters by this point.


I've been hearing that the Simpsons was funnier 5 years ago, for the last 20 years.

It's been pretty funny all along. You are the problem.
 
2014-05-06 03:01:46 AM

Darth_Lukecash: It's been pretty funny all along. You are the problem.


http://deadhomersociety.com/2012/01/25/a-thoughtful-but-demonstrably -d umb-defense-of-zombie-simpsons/

The tagline of the first video is "The Simpsons isn't bad, you just grew up", and that's a reasonably accurate summary of the video.  The Simpsons came out when Chipman was a kid, and he grew into an adult during the single digit seasons which are widely considered to be the best ones.  His basic theory is that since he and others like him became more sophisticated fans as the show was at its peak, people have a nostalgic need for those seasons to be remembered as the best ones.  Unlike He-Man, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers (all of which he specifically invokes), The Simpsons was a childhood love that could still be loved by adolescents and adults without any of that icky irony.

...

The Simpsons was never a kids show, so when Chipman compares people obsessing over its "golden age" to the way people have kitschy attachments to He-Man or Transformers, he's conflating two very different things, his personal experience and that of the wider audience.  The idea that the show declined noticeably isn't restricted to people born from roughly 1975 to 1985.  It's a as adults.  No pre-pubescent nostalgia is needed to say that the show has gone to hell.


Let's start from there.
 
2014-05-06 03:02:11 AM
Wait until he learns that sesame street was involved too.

homepage.ntlworld.com
 
2014-05-06 03:03:54 AM
Ready for phase two:
trailers.apple.com
/fark yeah
 
2014-05-06 03:04:52 AM
I have a problem with subby's headline. Just what is "Arab TV"?
 
2014-05-06 03:09:19 AM
Wow - I'm sure the US government gets up to all sorts of shenanigans in dealing with foreign countries, but why would they let the creators of the Simpsons in on it?  Or is she suggesting that Matt Groening is the puppetmaster behind the US government?

Maybe the Syrian opposition just copied it.  Maybe they came up with it on their own.  It's a cool looking flag and incorporates many common colors and symbols that a lot of other countries use in their flags.

I'm not saying the CIA didn't have any hand in the Arab Spring, but linking it to a Simpson's episode is downright comical.
 
2014-05-06 03:09:48 AM

drongozone: I have a problem with subby's headline. Just what is "Arab TV"?


Egypt, silly. Smack dab in the middle of Arab land.
 
2014-05-06 03:10:41 AM

drongozone: I have a problem with subby's headline. Just what is "Arab TV"?


Any show that bombs.
 
2014-05-06 03:10:53 AM
Subby, you stupid farker...
 
2014-05-06 03:12:55 AM

drongozone: I have a problem with subby's headline. Just what is "Arab TV"?


Everything that does not have this logo in the lower left of the screen:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-06 03:13:06 AM
Are you kidding, Subby? That's one of the worst episodes ever. It's one of the ones that got me to stop watching the show altogether, and I was a huge fan.
 
2014-05-06 03:14:41 AM

Mike_LowELL: Darth_Lukecash: It's been pretty funny all along. You are the problem.

http://deadhomersociety.com/2012/01/25/a-thoughtful-but-demonstrably -d umb-defense-of-zombie-simpsons/

The tagline of the first video is "The Simpsons isn't bad, you just grew up", and that's a reasonably accurate summary of the video.  The Simpsons came out when Chipman was a kid, and he grew into an adult during the single digit seasons which are widely considered to be the best ones.  His basic theory is that since he and others like him became more sophisticated fans as the show was at its peak, people have a nostalgic need for those seasons to be remembered as the best ones.  Unlike He-Man, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers (all of which he specifically invokes), The Simpsons was a childhood love that could still be loved by adolescents and adults without any of that icky irony.

...

The Simpsons was never a kids show, so when Chipman compares people obsessing over its "golden age" to the way people have kitschy attachments to He-Man or Transformers, he's conflating two very different things, his personal experience and that of the wider audience.  The idea that the show declined noticeably isn't restricted to people born from roughly 1975 to 1985.  It's a as adults.  No pre-pubescent nostalgia is needed to say that the show has gone to hell.

Let's start from there.


No show can go for 25 years without starting to run out of ideas.
 
2014-05-06 03:14:50 AM
Effing Party Posse.
 
2014-05-06 03:15:35 AM
gfid
Wow - I'm sure the US government gets up to all sorts of shenanigans in dealing with foreign countries, but why would they let the creators of the Simpsons in on it? Or is she suggesting that Matt Groening is the puppetmaster behind the US government?
Maybe the Syrian opposition just copied it. Maybe they came up with it on their own. It's a cool looking flag and incorporates many common colors and symbols that a lot of other countries use in their flags.
I'm not saying the CIA didn't have any hand in the Arab Spring, but linking it to a Simpson's episode is downright comical.


Or maybe Al Jean is really a CIA agent responsible for exporting American culture to the Arab masses.
 
2014-05-06 03:16:26 AM
a segment which aired on Egyptian television featured a Sinai Bedouin accusing Israel of producing jeans, which were then sold to Arabs, containing magnets that cause infertility in Arab women.

They were simply trying to make them more attractive.
 
2014-05-06 03:17:36 AM

cretinbob: [www.outsidethebeltway.com image 513x384]


and this one time..with Mohammed
 
2014-05-06 03:23:47 AM

fusillade762: Mike_LowELL: Darth_Lukecash: It's been pretty funny all along. You are the problem.

http://deadhomersociety.com/2012/01/25/a-thoughtful-but-demonstrably -d umb-defense-of-zombie-simpsons/

The tagline of the first video is "The Simpsons isn't bad, you just grew up", and that's a reasonably accurate summary of the video.  The Simpsons came out when Chipman was a kid, and he grew into an adult during the single digit seasons which are widely considered to be the best ones.  His basic theory is that since he and others like him became more sophisticated fans as the show was at its peak, people have a nostalgic need for those seasons to be remembered as the best ones.  Unlike He-Man, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers (all of which he specifically invokes), The Simpsons was a childhood love that could still be loved by adolescents and adults without any of that icky irony.

...

The Simpsons was never a kids show, so when Chipman compares people obsessing over its "golden age" to the way people have kitschy attachments to He-Man or Transformers, he's conflating two very different things, his personal experience and that of the wider audience.  The idea that the show declined noticeably isn't restricted to people born from roughly 1975 to 1985.  It's a as adults.  No pre-pubescent nostalgia is needed to say that the show has gone to hell.

Let's start from there.

No show can go for 25 years without starting to run out of ideas.


This. The first 8 years were golden, and there was a bit of a revival in the mid teen years, but goddamn if it isn't still better than the most of television. The show premiered when I was 10, and I'll see it through to the bitter end. Sometimes, things actually WERE better years ago. People don't like that idea.
 
2014-05-06 03:31:15 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Most Americans have not had the benefit of world travel that seems to pervade FARK.  The most profound thing many Americans find in other countries is the television.

And what a television it is.

/i'm looking at you, japan and germany
//my fave was BBC2 in the 80's, demonstrating how to derive eigenvalues of an n-dimensional matrix at 7 AM - best TV ever


Sounds like Open University. Distance learning through the telly. Still going strong, but they don't show the lessons anymore. The fashions on those shows were awesome.
 
2014-05-06 03:36:57 AM

Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: Wait until he learns that sesame street was involved too.

[homepage.ntlworld.com image 850x1183]


Well, to be fair, Bert IS evil.
 
2014-05-06 03:41:54 AM
Subby,
Why did you put an apostrophe in The Simpsons?

Seriously. How hard is it to master proper use of an apostrophe?

Go ahead. Call me a grammar nazi. I can be one. I can go on and on about dangling participle and split infinitives and subjunctive cases. But this isn't it.

What I'm talking about right now is the basic writing skills expected of your average 9-year-old. You're pluralizing. Add an S. Why the hell would you need an apostrophe?

I mean for God's sake, I had this mastered by the time I was in third grade. It's not hard. It's elementary school level writing mechanics. You need to smack every teacher you ever had since grade 3 for allowing you to advance with your horrible writing skills. You clearly didn't learn what they tried to teach you, and for some reason they decided to pass you anyway. Now you're presumably an adult (at least old enough to remember the Simpsons before it sucked, although your judgment on that is debatable too) who is out in society and who writes like a lazy 8-year-old.

I've had it with this crap. Our society tolerates mediocrity and bad outcomes on such simple-to-master concepts. You write like an uneducated dicklicker. And I don't mean college-educated. I mean you should still be in a class where you color.
 
2014-05-06 03:43:29 AM
We're through the looking glass people!

b.vimeocdn.com
 
2014-05-06 03:46:38 AM

flup: Subby,
Why did you put an apostrophe in The Simpsons?

Seriously. How hard is it to master proper use of an apostrophe?

Go ahead. Call me a grammar nazi. I can be one. I can go on and on about dangling participle and split infinitives and subjunctive cases. But this isn't it.

What I'm talking about right now is the basic writing skills expected of your average 9-year-old. You're pluralizing. Add an S. Why the hell would you need an apostrophe?

I mean for God's sake, I had this mastered by the time I was in third grade. It's not hard. It's elementary school level writing mechanics. You need to smack every teacher you ever had since grade 3 for allowing you to advance with your horrible writing skills. You clearly didn't learn what they tried to teach you, and for some reason they decided to pass you anyway. Now you're presumably an adult (at least old enough to remember the Simpsons before it sucked, although your judgment on that is debatable too) who is out in society and who writes like a lazy 8-year-old.

I've had it with this crap. Our society tolerates mediocrity and bad outcomes on such simple-to-master concepts. You write like an uneducated dicklicker. And I don't mean college-educated. I mean you should still be in a class where you color.


www.angryflower.com
/oblig
//perhaps you should switch to decaf. jesus christ, man, this is fark. have you been to the politics tab?
 
2014-05-06 03:50:41 AM

gfid: Maybe the Syrian opposition just copied it.


You're on to something there. They did copy it - from Syria. It's called the  Independence Flag.
 
2014-05-06 03:55:56 AM

flup: Subby,
Why did you put an apostrophe in The Simpsons?

Seriously. How hard is it to master proper use of an apostrophe?

Go ahead. Call me a grammar nazi. I can be one. I can go on and on about dangling participle and split infinitives and subjunctive cases. But this isn't it.

What I'm talking about right now is the basic writing skills expected of your average 9-year-old. You're pluralizing. Add an S. Why the hell would you need an apostrophe?

I mean for God's sake, I had this mastered by the time I was in third grade. It's not hard. It's elementary school level writing mechanics. You need to smack every teacher you ever had since grade 3 for allowing you to advance with your horrible writing skills. You clearly didn't learn what they tried to teach you, and for some reason they decided to pass you anyway. Now you're presumably an adult (at least old enough to remember the Simpsons before it sucked, although your judgment on that is debatable too) who is out in society and who writes like a lazy 8-year-old.

I've had it with this crap. Our society tolerates mediocrity and bad outcomes on such simple-to-master concepts. You write like an uneducated dicklicker. And I don't mean college-educated. I mean you should still be in a class where you color.


You sound like you would really enjoy twitter, or reddit.
 
2014-05-06 03:56:27 AM

flup: Subby,
Why did you put an apostrophe in The Simpsons?

Seriously. How hard is it to master proper use of an apostrophe?

Go ahead. Call me a grammar nazi. I can be one. I can go on and on about dangling participle and split infinitives and subjunctive cases. But this isn't it.

What I'm talking about right now is the basic writing skills expected of your average 9-year-old. You're pluralizing. Add an S. Why the hell would you need an apostrophe?

I mean for God's sake, I had this mastered by the time I was in third grade. It's not hard. It's elementary school level writing mechanics. You need to smack every teacher you ever had since grade 3 for allowing you to advance with your horrible writing skills. You clearly didn't learn what they tried to teach you, and for some reason they decided to pass you anyway. Now you're presumably an adult (at least old enough to remember the Simpsons before it sucked, although your judgment on that is debatable too) who is out in society and who writes like a lazy 8-year-old.

I've had it with this crap. Our society tolerates mediocrity and bad outcomes on such simple-to-master concepts. You write like an uneducated dicklicker. And I don't mean college-educated. I mean you should still be in a class where you color.


Sir, I need you to put down the Strunk & White and back away slowly...
 
2014-05-06 04:03:09 AM

Mister Buttons: flup: Subby,
Why did you put an apostrophe in The Simpsons?

Seriously. How hard is it to master proper use of an apostrophe?

Go ahead. Call me a grammar nazi. I can be one. I can go on and on about dangling participle and split infinitives and subjunctive cases. But this isn't it.

What I'm talking about right now is the basic writing skills expected of your average 9-year-old. You're pluralizing. Add an S. Why the hell would you need an apostrophe?

I mean for God's sake, I had this mastered by the time I was in third grade. It's not hard. It's elementary school level writing mechanics. You need to smack every teacher you ever had since grade 3 for allowing you to advance with your horrible writing skills. You clearly didn't learn what they tried to teach you, and for some reason they decided to pass you anyway. Now you're presumably an adult (at least old enough to remember the Simpsons before it sucked, although your judgment on that is debatable too) who is out in society and who writes like a lazy 8-year-old.

I've had it with this crap. Our society tolerates mediocrity and bad outcomes on such simple-to-master concepts. You write like an uneducated dicklicker. And I don't mean college-educated. I mean you should still be in a class where you color.

You sound like you would really enjoy twitter, or reddit.

ur
Better than enjoying Tumblr. Those are the people who need to be dealt with.
 
2014-05-06 04:08:05 AM
There's no apostrophe in The Simpsons
 
2014-05-06 04:15:08 AM
Hey at least it was an episode from before The Simpsons sucked.

img2.wikia.nocookie.net

No it isn't.
 
2014-05-06 04:16:20 AM

gfid: Wow - I'm sure the US government gets up to all sorts of shenanigans in dealing with foreign countries, but why would they let the creators of the Simpsons in on it?  Or is she suggesting that Matt Groening is the puppetmaster behind the US government?

Maybe the Syrian opposition just copied it.  Maybe they came up with it on their own.  It's a cool looking flag and incorporates many common colors and symbols that a lot of other countries use in their flags.

I'm not saying the CIA didn't have any hand in the Arab Spring, but linking it to a Simpson's episode is downright comical.


no no Groening isn't his real name, his whole "mennonite story" was just to get one over on the gentiles. Groening is actually jewish and his name change from his birth name of Groenenberg is just part of an on-going Serbian-Jew Double Bluff. With that being said, his ties to the tribe and ties made through entertainment channels have allowed Groenenberg inside information about the cabal. And he, like many artists before, endowed his art with symbols that prove the global Jewish conspiracy that serve to taunt all who can actually see them.
 
2014-05-06 04:21:01 AM

flup: Subby,
Why did you put an apostrophe in The Simpsons?

Seriously. How hard is it to master proper use of an apostrophe?

Go ahead. Call me a grammar nazi. I can be one. I can go on and on about dangling participle and split infinitives and subjunctive cases. But this isn't it.

What I'm talking about right now is the basic writing skills expected of your average 9-year-old. You're pluralizing. Add an S. Why the hell would you need an apostrophe?

I mean for God's sake, I had this mastered by the time I was in third grade. It's not hard. It's elementary school level writing mechanics. You need to smack every teacher you ever had since grade 3 for allowing you to advance with your horrible writing skills. You clearly didn't learn what they tried to teach you, and for some reason they decided to pass you anyway. Now you're presumably an adult (at least old enough to remember the Simpsons before it sucked, although your judgment on that is debatable too) who is out in society and who writes like a lazy 8-year-old.

I've had it with this crap. Our society tolerates mediocrity and bad outcomes on such simple-to-master concepts. You write like an uneducated dicklicker. And I don't mean college-educated. I mean you should still be in a class where you color.


whats your deal's man?
 
2014-05-06 04:21:22 AM

pedobearapproved: gfid: Wow - I'm sure the US government gets up to all sorts of shenanigans in dealing with foreign countries, but why would they let the creators of the Simpsons in on it?  Or is she suggesting that Matt Groening is the puppetmaster behind the US government?

Maybe the Syrian opposition just copied it.  Maybe they came up with it on their own.  It's a cool looking flag and incorporates many common colors and symbols that a lot of other countries use in their flags.

I'm not saying the CIA didn't have any hand in the Arab Spring, but linking it to a Simpson's episode is downright comical.

no no Groening isn't his real name, his whole "mennonite story" was just to get one over on the gentiles. Groening is actually jewish and his name change from his birth name of Groenenberg is just part of an on-going Serbian-Jew Double Bluff. With that being said, his ties to the tribe and ties made through entertainment channels have allowed Groenenberg inside information about the cabal. And he, like many artists before, endowed his art with symbols that prove the global Jewish conspiracy that serve to taunt all who can actually see them.


Also, he's the farking WORST on commentaries. Seriously.
 
2014-05-06 04:33:31 AM
Taunting or tontine?

hellfish 4evah
 
2014-05-06 04:34:52 AM

robohobo: fusillade762: Mike_LowELL: Darth_Lukecash: It's been pretty funny all along. You are the problem.

http://deadhomersociety.com/2012/01/25/a-thoughtful-but-demonstrably -d umb-defense-of-zombie-simpsons/

The tagline of the first video is "The Simpsons isn't bad, you just grew up", and that's a reasonably accurate summary of the video.  The Simpsons came out when Chipman was a kid, and he grew into an adult during the single digit seasons which are widely considered to be the best ones.  His basic theory is that since he and others like him became more sophisticated fans as the show was at its peak, people have a nostalgic need for those seasons to be remembered as the best ones.  Unlike He-Man, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers (all of which he specifically invokes), The Simpsons was a childhood love that could still be loved by adolescents and adults without any of that icky irony.

...

The Simpsons was never a kids show, so when Chipman compares people obsessing over its "golden age" to the way people have kitschy attachments to He-Man or Transformers, he's conflating two very different things, his personal experience and that of the wider audience.  The idea that the show declined noticeably isn't restricted to people born from roughly 1975 to 1985.  It's a as adults.  No pre-pubescent nostalgia is needed to say that the show has gone to hell.

Let's start from there.

No show can go for 25 years without starting to run out of ideas.

This. The first 8 years were golden, and there was a bit of a revival in the mid teen years, but goddamn if it isn't still better than the most of television. The show premiered when I was 10, and I'll see it through to the bitter end. Sometimes, things actually WERE better years ago. People don't like that idea.


I was thinking about this with south park the other day. When the show first aired the first season had me dying laughing. As I watch those shows again it was just the shock value at the time. Some are still very funny, but not nearly as many as I thought at the time.

With the Simpsons I'm sure it's the same, but Homer is a different person than he used to be. He suddenly became really really really dumb. Basically they sacrificed the good personality qualities of most interesting character on the show for him to become more wacky, and that's when I stopped watching.
 
2014-05-06 05:11:12 AM
TheOther:   Hey at least it was an episode from before The Simpsons sucked.

No it isn't.



Agreed. As someone who was addicted to this show in the 90's, Simpsons was already largely unfunny and addicted to guest star appearances in lieu of good writing by this point.
 
2014-05-06 05:11:31 AM

Yes this is dog: drongozone: I have a problem with subby's headline. Just what is "Arab TV"?

Egypt, silly. Smack dab in the middle of Arab land.


So it's a TV station in Egypt. Wouldn't that be "Egyptian TV"? Do all of the countries that are Arab share the same stations? And don't bring up Al-Jazeera--apples and oranges. I'm in some semi-destroyed hovel in Aleppo and I can see the same shiat in Benghazi? I think not.
 
2014-05-06 05:19:55 AM
And we can't watch Fox 'cause they own those chemical weapons plants in Syria...
 
2014-05-06 05:22:22 AM

pedobearapproved: robohobo: fusillade762: Mike_LowELL: Darth_Lukecash: It's been pretty funny all along. You are the problem.

http://deadhomersociety.com/2012/01/25/a-thoughtful-but-demonstrably -d umb-defense-of-zombie-simpsons/

The tagline of the first video is "The Simpsons isn't bad, you just grew up", and that's a reasonably accurate summary of the video.  The Simpsons came out when Chipman was a kid, and he grew into an adult during the single digit seasons which are widely considered to be the best ones.  His basic theory is that since he and others like him became more sophisticated fans as the show was at its peak, people have a nostalgic need for those seasons to be remembered as the best ones.  Unlike He-Man, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers (all of which he specifically invokes), The Simpsons was a childhood love that could still be loved by adolescents and adults without any of that icky irony.

...

The Simpsons was never a kids show, so when Chipman compares people obsessing over its "golden age" to the way people have kitschy attachments to He-Man or Transformers, he's conflating two very different things, his personal experience and that of the wider audience.  The idea that the show declined noticeably isn't restricted to people born from roughly 1975 to 1985.  It's a as adults.  No pre-pubescent nostalgia is needed to say that the show has gone to hell.

Let's start from there.

No show can go for 25 years without starting to run out of ideas.

This. The first 8 years were golden, and there was a bit of a revival in the mid teen years, but goddamn if it isn't still better than the most of television. The show premiered when I was 10, and I'll see it through to the bitter end. Sometimes, things actually WERE better years ago. People don't like that idea.

I was thinking about this with south park the other day. When the show first aired the first season had me dying laughing. As I watch those shows again it was just the shock value at the time. Some are still very funny, but not nearly as many as I thought at the time.

With the Simpsons I'm sure it's the same, but Homer is a different person than he used to be. He suddenly became really really really dumb. Basically they sacrificed the good personality qualities of most interesting character on the show for him to become more wacky, and that's when I stopped watching.


Funny enough, Simpsons did it. They've already heard (and addressed) this critique.

/Outta my way, Jerkass!
 
2014-05-06 05:22:34 AM
Where it jumped the shark for me was when Ned Flanders had sex outside with a woman he barely knew (to say nothing of being married to). That was so totally out of character for him; he would never do that - and certainly not outside, even with his wife.

The whole reason his character was funny was because he was so painfully straight-laced and christian. When they decided to just throw that away it was obvious they didn't really care about the show anymore and they were just writing whatever crap would keep the paychecks coming.
 
2014-05-06 05:23:32 AM
Uhh, subby. I have some bad news for you.
 
2014-05-06 05:26:18 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Mike_LowELL: Showing footage from an episode of the 2001 season of the American animated sitcom,

Too late, subs.  Even if there were still some funny moments, the show was pretty much tatters by this point.

I've been hearing that the Simpsons was funnier 5 years ago, for the last 20 years.

It's been pretty funny all along. You are the problem.


It's the third best cartoon on Fox. Maybe fourth if you like new Family Guy.
 
2014-05-06 05:29:39 AM
Given the age when this would have been made, I'm guessing it was a parody of the Iraqi national flag (yes, tweaked a tad...as to not piss a lot of people off--not to mention that MANY flags in that region have this same color scheme and or setup--though Iraq has black, red, & green; opposed to what is shown...this is so stupid, it hurts).
 
2014-05-06 05:55:40 AM
During Desert Storm, Iraqi radio did propaganda broadcasts to our troops, telling them that while they sat in the desert their wives were dating the Hollywood film stars....Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Bart Simpson.

And unfortunately the kind of wheels-within-wheels thinking TFA shows is pretty common over there, because their leadership is often so Farked up that they have to spin progressively more insane conspiracies to explain away their failures.
 
2014-05-06 06:00:32 AM
Incredible that the Egyption equivalent of Fox News doesn't know the region's own history and flags. There may not have been a Syrian opposition but the flag has been around longer than the Simpsons.
 
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