Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The horror, the horror

Illegal hockey sticks have been a hot topic in the Lovely Promise household this winter. In particular, Ilya Kovalchuk's too-curvy lumber has caused some low moments for our Atlanta Thrashers. Imagine how startled I was by this slice-of-life detail from Orville Schell, writing about entering the siege world that is Iraq:
At the departure gate [of the Amman airport], a crimson placard warns against carrying FORBIDDEN ITEMS: "Gun Powder, Golf Clubs, Hand Grenades, Ice Axes, Cattle Prods, Hocket Sticks [sic], Meat Cleavers and Big Guns"

No hockey sticks? Huh. Well, I hear it's pretty hard to get ice time, anyway.



At 8:27 PM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just clicked over to your blog from your comment at LeftI: Under Eli's entry about UAV's. You mentioned that "private contractors are involved in targeting and control of the drones."

I wondered, and Eli posted the question below your comment: Do you have a link or citation for that information? Rings a bell with me, but I can't recall where. Thanks--could you post at Eli's?

At 9:54 PM, April 11, 2006, Blogger saurabh said...

Wait, am I to understand that small guns and bread knives are okay?

At 8:04 PM, April 12, 2006, Blogger Nell said...

@saurabh: Hey, they were very specific about the big guns, so I'd guess what's not forbidden is allowed.

A bread knife, though... You know all those blog commenters who're always criticizing certain politicians for 'bringing a knife to a gunfight'? Multiply that times 1000.

At 2:57 AM, April 22, 2006, Blogger Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Iran's the only way to coverup other corruption, deceit, greed and lobbiests. It would seem to me that what this White House always does.


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