Wednesday, March 18, 2009

As ye sew, so shall ye reap

The Week reports that recent prohibitions by the Taliban, Afghanistan’s equivalent of the Green Party, include:
any equipment that produces the joy of music, pool tables, chess, masks, alcohol, computers, VCRs, anything that propagates sex and is full of music, wine, lobster, nail polish, firecrackers, statues, sewing catalogues and pictures.
Sewing catalogues?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Afghanistan's equivalent to the Green Party? Get a life. That's so far beyond stupid there's no word for it.

Stephen Stratford said...

Did you follow the link? It's about banning stuff. Which is what the one does and the other wants to.

Anonymous said...

Jesus wept, how simple-minded can you get? Stratford's former colleague Denis Welch had an excellent blog post on this particular far-right hobby horse last year:

http://oppthumb.blogspot.com/2008/10/who-whom.html

Robert Smith (no, not that one) said...

Hey, Anonymous, isn't it a bit gutless to comment like that anonymously on a blog whose author uses their real name. Just a thought.

David Hillier said...

What's right-wing about laughing at the Greens? Hasn't Labour been doing that for the last couple of elections?

Anonymous said...

Robert -- You mean Stephen Stratford's his real name? I thought he was just posing as that guy who sent the spineless politically correct Gay Lynners packing in Metro back in the day.

Love your work, BTW, but feel things have been a bit off since Head on the Door.