August 27, 2003


Considering that Bombay changed its name to Mumbai in 1995, shouldn’t the devices that were detonated there earlier this week be referred to as “mumbs”?

That’s probably offensive to the families of the brave suicide mumbers. Whatever. To rescue this terrible post, here’s a line I just caught from Dennis Miller on an old clip from The View:

Other than the bombs they strap to their chests, I’ve got no idea what makes the Palestinians tick.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 27, 2003 02:20 AM

hmmm, so i need to order a mumbai and tonic?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at August 27, 2003 at 02:23 AM

More Dennis Miller,

"The only time the French get their hands dirty are when they run them through their hair."

Posted by: BigScaryBrain at August 27, 2003 at 06:56 AM

It's definitely offensive to the victims who were bo/mumbed to death.

Pleasing to see that your aptitude for emphasising the trivial is equalled by your talent for trivialising matters of life and death.

Keep up the excellent "work".

Oops. Sneer quotes.

Posted by: Nemesis at August 27, 2003 at 11:18 AM

"Yes, we call that the Dennis Miller ratio" - Prof. J Frink.

Posted by: LD at August 27, 2003 at 01:03 PM

He offended the dead people?

Posted by: ErikZ at August 27, 2003 at 02:51 PM

Cute. Real cute.

Posted by: Nemesis at August 27, 2003 at 04:31 PM

And there's Steyn's line of course:

"Take my advice and try not to be standing anywhere near an activist when he activates himself."

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 27, 2003 at 05:10 PM

Wow that's got to be some sort of record - not only was the comment against the wrong post - it was on the wrong blog!

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 27, 2003 at 05:15 PM

Still works though, would never have known.

Posted by: pooh at August 27, 2003 at 05:53 PM

Let me see if I have this straight. It's OKAY to make victims by blowing them up, but it's NOT OKAY to make fun of them. Hmmmm. Wonder which one hurts the most?

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at August 28, 2003 at 03:12 AM


I don't know if you've noticed, but you do this a lot: You make up fictitious strawman positions and then attack people who never held them. Your last is a case in point.

This is not only a mildly irritating and anti-social habit, but it also only serves to make you look stupid. Kindly desist. (Unless of course, you ARE stupid, in which case, go right ahead.)


Posted by: Nemesis at August 28, 2003 at 02:55 PM

Fun, fun, fun. Great strategy, islamofascists. You might just have pissed off the Indians, who are actually mildly anti-American.

What's next? Hey, you could try bombing China in the Tiananmen Square! That's gonna be a real eye opener! Forget about those pinpricks attacks in the Xinjiang Province. Go straight for the throat, like what you did for 9/11!

Yup, that's it! Piss off the two most populous nations in the world!

*rolls eyes*

Posted by: The Wobbly Guy at August 29, 2003 at 02:47 PM