April 19, 2004


"Hello, could I please speak to Mr Rantisi? Mr A. Rantisi? No? He canít come to the phone right now? Well, could you please tell him that the new car he ordered has just arrived, and we can deliv ... [click] ... hello? Hello?"

Posted by Tim Blair at April 19, 2004 03:12 AM

Perhaps the new Hamas leader will be interested? Because he may think the Israelis don't know who he is, but chances are they're already lining up their gunsights.

Posted by: Rebecca at April 19, 2004 at 03:19 AM

Haha, that's great Tim.

Yeah I'm sure the Israelis have an extensive list of targets to choose from. It's all a matter of prioritizing now.

Posted by: Dash at April 19, 2004 at 03:33 AM

I'll bet it's not missile-proof.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 19, 2004 at 04:11 AM

I believe that Ford has an option to install an anti-missile system. It's probably one of those niche market features.

Posted by: JeffS at April 19, 2004 at 04:19 AM

I want one that shoots missiles.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 19, 2004 at 04:27 AM

There are several on the market, but you'll have to settle for a hummer in camouflage.

Or you could go the multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), but it's a tracked vehicle, and the missiles shoot over the horizon. You couldn't watch the jerk who cut you off in the turn lane go BOOM!

Posted by: JeffS at April 19, 2004 at 04:38 AM

From the link:

"This car was Bondy's idea. A former Secret Service agent, Bondy serves as bodyguard to the company president."

This, the same morning as "Spain's new Defence Minister Bono"... Stop it, Tim. These names are just too obvious. Pick them at random from the phone book instead.

Posted by: Uncle Milk at April 19, 2004 at 10:03 AM

"Target Market"? You slay me Tim.

But lay off on the Fords. OK

Posted by: Ford Fan at April 19, 2004 at 11:02 AM

Oldie but goodie:

FORD: Found On Road, Dead.

Posted by: mojo at April 19, 2004 at 01:09 PM

I thought FORD stood for "Fix Or Repair Daily".

Anyone seen an ad in The Gaza Gazette:
For sale - Used Mercedes ML400. Low Km's, engine and body need extensive attention. Body color - very exclusive Missile Blast Bronze; interior - grey with red speckles. Seat belts slightly stretched. Offers to HAMAS Dead Car Pool.

Posted by: Jim Riley at April 19, 2004 at 01:50 PM