April 24, 2004

FASHION ALERT

Hey, agitators! Youíll be the toast of the next anti-Israel, anti-Bush, anti-everything rally in this exclusive range of Arabic-language apparel. So chic, so now, so Palestinian solidarity! Just donít tell anyone what the cool script actually says ...

Posted by Tim Blair at April 24, 2004 02:40 AM
Comments

Love it! Got to get me one of those ``Infidel'' T-shirts. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Annalucia at April 24, 2004 at 02:46 AM

I want it! I want it! I want it!

Posted by: Brian. at April 24, 2004 at 02:49 AM

Though I ship worldwide, I might not have my Paypal account set up for international shipping rates. I'm going to check that out but in the meantime, those of you in Oz and elsewhere outside the US that order stuff might get a payment request for additional postage.

Every time I wear my Ummahto Yis'rael Chaya hat and a Jew asks me what it says, I get a big thumbs up and a huge grin from them when they hear the translation.

If I do say so myself, it's a great idea.

Posted by: ronnie schreiber at April 24, 2004 at 02:58 AM

Here
is some more stuff from the good folk at Internet Haganah

Posted by: Dead Ed at April 24, 2004 at 03:18 AM

Ronnie it's a brilliant idea!

Posted by: Brian. at April 24, 2004 at 03:20 AM

The really funny thing is that the Arab students seem to think that muttering 'Jew' is an insult. It's like walking past someone and muttering 'mammal'.

You wouldn't believe the number of times I get asked if I'm Jewish for my support of Israel. I always reply, "assuming I were, what difference would it make?" (for the record I'm not).

Posted by: David Gillies at April 24, 2004 at 03:26 AM

I edited the site so that now international orders can be made and you get charged the appropriate amount for shipping. I also fixed the link to the baseball caps.

I really hate working on my web sites. There's always something that you forget about and most of the work is tedious cutting and pasting.

Thanks, though, for all the kind comments. Now, remember, if you don't buy my stuff, the terrorists will have won .

Posted by: ronnie schreiber at April 24, 2004 at 07:06 AM

hey, this is a brilliant idea!
Perhaps the clothing line can be expanded to include Hebrew-language options.
How about:
Bush is Sharon's Bitch
Arafat is next
Catterpillar D9's Rule
Thanks for Iraq

Posted by: carlos at April 24, 2004 at 11:23 AM

Isn't that what the left calls "crushing dissent", carlos?

Posted by: Sortelli at April 24, 2004 at 11:47 AM

Although I LIKE the "Arafat is next" idea.

Posted by: Sortelli at April 24, 2004 at 11:48 AM

That one wasn't my favorite - too obvious, nothing nuancy about it. - Hold on , just thought of one for David Gillies above,
"Gentile for Greater Israel"

Posted by: carlos at April 24, 2004 at 12:50 PM

cool - can you make me one that says "Man of Cats"?

Posted by: attila at April 24, 2004 at 12:56 PM

That one wasn't my favorite - too obvious, nothing nuancy about it.

Yeah, there's nothing like that uncomfortable feeling when you try to mock people and accidentally say something totally sensible.

Posted by: Sortelli at April 24, 2004 at 01:56 PM

Here's a suggestion the next time someone asks you if you're Jewish, but don't have to be: say "No, but I wish I were."

Just say that -- don't explain or embellish; let them come to their own conclusions.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 24, 2004 at 02:41 PM

Sortelli, I'm trying to appeal to the mass market. Although "Arafat is next" would not sell to people who are offended by systematic state sponsored terrorism, there are some who like it and would love the T-shirt. Best to cover all the bases with the logos don't you think?

Posted by: carlos at April 24, 2004 at 02:44 PM

Love it. Want to get an 'Infidal' T shirt as well.

Suggestion:

Since Jews and Christians are both considered the same by these 'kind' folks, what about some Christian-themed shirts and caps?

I think it would be great if there could be a message about Christians and Jews 'all hanging together, because if we don't we'll hang separately' (slogan from the US Revolution).

I do like what's available, so the above are only suggestions to widen the message so the idea gets out that Christians and Jews are standing together against the terrorists.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at April 24, 2004 at 03:15 PM

Carlos:

I'm missing something here. Why would "Arafat is next" not sell to people who are offended by systematic state sponsored terrorism?

Posted by: Clem Snide at April 24, 2004 at 04:05 PM

OH, I get it, you're worried about obsolescence in the very near future. Perhaps the answer to that would be to print "Arafat had it coming" on the inside, so you could turn it inside out after the happy day arrives?

Posted by: Clem Snide at April 24, 2004 at 04:12 PM

Ronnie, how about sommething more basic but equally satisfying, like: Suck my dick, Arab jackass!

Posted by: Freddyboy at April 24, 2004 at 05:09 PM

Clem,
Now you're talking! But instead of a reversible T-shirt, just X out the "next" and add "gone", That way you sell twice as many and you get rid of your old stock. And it's funny!
I'm confused with your 1st post though, are you hinting that Arafat is part of a State? - Which one?

Posted by: carlos at April 24, 2004 at 05:10 PM

:O I put carlos' words through Babel Fish and this is what they translated to:

"Palestinian terror is okay because they don't have a state. I mean, sure, Arafat and his terrorists are sponsored by facist Islamic states, and damn Bush for stopping all that funding from Iraq (even though we all know Saddam had no ties to terrorism), but isn't Israel the root cause and/or perpetrator of all state sponsored terrorism anyway, especially that evil Jew, Sharon?"

Posted by: Sortelli at April 24, 2004 at 05:22 PM

Sortelli; I think your translator is hysterical.
..I didn't know Sharon was Jewish..really?

Posted by: carlos at April 24, 2004 at 05:33 PM

Someone's got to bring the funny.

And it ain't you.

Posted by: Sortelli at April 24, 2004 at 05:35 PM

Carlos:

No, I was certainly not trying to imply that the Egyptian terrorist Arafat is part of a state, least of all the mythical state of arab "Palestine" which has never existed and hopefully never will. As with pretty much all islamic terrorism, Arafat's terrorism is very much state-sponsored and systematic, although the funds do appear to be drying up slightly these days.

Posted by: Clem Snide at April 24, 2004 at 05:41 PM

Holy smoke, I'm learning a lot today.
Sharon's a jew, Arafat's a gyppo, Palestine is a myth (actually, I knew that. Not sure how all those Rag Heads ended up in the "land without people" though).
Funds drying up for state terrorism? I guess it must be the war, or the US$ going down, the election, something.
Anyway, this is getting boring.

Posted by: carlos at April 24, 2004 at 06:23 PM

I'm proud to say that Ronnie Schreiber and I were in the Boy Scouts together.

Now, here's something curious. Compare these two situations:

Wayne State has many fewer Jewish students than it used to, and some of those who go there tell me that they keep their heads down, that remarks and hostility are often fairly overt. This has to my knowledge drawn no response from the local media.

However, the local papers fall over themselves to report and condemn anything which can be construed as disrespect to the local Arab population. Our alternative weekly--you know the type; leftist rhetoric surrounded by heaps of ads for stuff to buy--reported on one man who was the subject of "looks."

So a hostile environment for Jews on a publicly supported campus isn't really worth bothering about, but hurt feelings show our national shortcomings and intolerance. I'm confused.

By the way, I am Jewish. I support Israel, and I'd support Israel even if Vietnamese lived there.

Posted by: Alex Bensky at April 25, 2004 at 12:11 AM

Alex: "So a hostile environment for Jews on a publicly supported campus isn't really worth bothering about, but hurt feelings show our national shortcomings and intolerance. I'm confused."

No, Alex, you seem wide awake.

Posted by: David Blue at April 25, 2004 at 01:31 AM

I like that "If we don't hang together, we'll hang separately" for Jews and Christians idea. I could get a Jewess shirt, but I'm not (I'm Episcopalian, and we don't wear logo shirts. Sacreligious in our faith, if any.)

Why is it I'm now remembering Jewess Jeans, with the late great Gilda Radner?

Posted by: ushie at April 25, 2004 at 03:47 AM