Saturday, August 6, 2011

Arab Fling

"You guys, everyone in Hama is dead!"
"Shut the fuck up--football's back on!"
- The Editors

"Consistency is counterrevolutionary. Blame is counterrevolutionary. Without opportunism, History stands still." - Barack Obama

"I eat cake so that you don't have to." - Col. Q

"The Madhi and I will run the sack race together in the illustrious temple of paradise!"
"What the fuck are you talking about?"
- Saif al-Islam el-Qadaffi, Khalid Kaim

"I can't believe this is happening! All I ever wanted was to feast until I die!" - Ali Abdullah Saleh

"The Egyptian Army is the new black." - the Spanish Police

"People are cops, too." - Field Marshall Tatwani

"Short outbursts of violence are meaningless libidinal expression. Naive enthrallment to myths of consistency, authenticity, and integrity. The illusion of action. Violence is pure image, and the pure image is that which can support any interpretation. Organized violence prevails because it is semiotically consolidated and leaves little room for alternative interpretation. The right-wing militia need not even act and it exerts spectacular influence, whereas the spontaneous occupation may undermine itself in acting. What's more, to command the language of violence requires, as with any language, mastery of its unwritten rules: subtext, dirty jokes, permissible exceptions. Unless they are willing to commit secretive, extralegal violence, the Liberals will never win. " - David Frost


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