Spammenters Have Tiny Penises
Reading the Reuters report of the Iranian "Jerusalem Day" protest in Teheran today, I was struck by the following sentence:
"Basiji men and women, some dressed in camouflage uniforms and others wearing white shrouds symbolizing suicide bombers, proclaimed their loyalty to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and denounced Israel and the United States, which broke ties with Iran after the 1979 revolution." [emphasis mine]
Lacking a little context there, doyahthink? The reader unfamiliar with history might suppose that we broke ties with Iran because we didn't like their revolution. Others, not from Reuters though, might remember that we had diplomatic relations with them until they invaded our embassy and held our diplomats hostage! Maybe, just maybe, that's the real reason we "broke ties" with Iran.
Oh, and about the title of this post -- some spammenters (automated spamming programs that leave links to worthless websites in blog comments) have gotten "intelligent" programs that actually mention the blogger's name and the title of the post in their comment. I was going to see if I can get one of them to say how much they "enjoyed the post" about their tiny penis. I'll delete them as soon as I see them, but it'll provide me just a little enjoyment...
Update 2213 28 Oct: Ninme has written before about the efforts of the media to "forget" mentioning the Iran Hostage Crisis.