(Originally posted December 30, 2006)
Welcome back to the DREW BLOG, everyone.
This past week has been going pretty well, especially since the work week was only three days long. I got some fun stuff for Christmas.
For Christmas in Africa, of course, the Ethiopians have been fighting over the holiday week to rid Somalia of Islamist insurgents. Meanwhile, our own lame country has been criticizing them for it. I’m glad to see that at least some people have the guts to do the things we’re afraid of.
Somali government troops retook the capital city today with Ethiopian support. At the same time, Islamist rebels fled for their lives to the South. “I want to tell you that the Islamic courts are still alive and ready to fight against the enemy of Allah,” claims the rebel leader. Of course, that’s what losers always say.
Last night I saw Apocalypto, a movie about barbaric Central American Indians prior to European colonization. It was a little less inspirational than it was disturbing. I am certainly no Mel Gibson hater, but I think lately he may have gone off the deep end somewhat.
While I was at the movie theater, I did see several previews for movies that look quite promising. One of them was The Astronaut Farmer. From what I can gather, it has something to do with harvesting crops on the moon. I know I definitely want to see it as soon as it comes out.
Of course, the big news today is that Saddam Hussein has finally been killed. What a way to end 2006. The Iraqi prime minister stated earlier today, “Our respect for human rights requires us to execute him, and there will be no review or delay….” I am suddenly reminded of a song:
Ding-dong, the witch is dead
Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead
Wake up, you sleepyhead
Rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up, the wicked witch is dead
She’s gone where the goblins go
Below – below – below
Yo-ho, let’s open up and sing, and ring the bells out
Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead
We had to read a book called Cruelty and Silence in my Middle East class last semester. It was about Saddam’s regime and his occupation of Kuwait. Believe me, he had it coming.
“The Astronaut Farmer? I’m in.”
(12-30-2006, 3:07 pm)