"But can a person be so productive and commercially successful in a media industry where nothing is left to coincidence?" wondered Grünfeld. "Is it possible that a person can write six thick books that are translated into 55 languages and sell more than 250 million copies in less than 10 years? Is it probable that the stories then get filmed and commercially exploited to the degree seen here, without any well-thought-out strategy or highly professional players behind them?"Damn! And here I thought we had *everyone* fooled! Well, as the official representative for the Harry Potter Zionist Quidditch Association, I'll come clean: JK Rowling is really a front for Ariel Sharon and the Harry Potter books are all part of a vast zionist conspiracy to overthrow football (American and regular). We're sorry for trying to fool you, Ms Grünfeld. We'll never do it again.
And then came Grünfeld's provocative question: "Is it possible that JK Rowling exists?" Her own answer: "Well, who do they think they're kidding? Not me!"
SAPARINGO, Kenya - Special guests arriving in Masailand cannot expect to be greeted with a red carpet. But a cup of bright red goat's blood is a possibility, followed by goat liver, goat pancreas and goat ribs, all flavored with copious amounts of salt.
"Ooooooooh," squealed Masataka Koga, a Japanese man on his honeymoon in Masai country, as he watched a Masai warrior smother a goat until it stopped breathing and then skin it, sap its blood and dissect it into parts, all in his and his new wife's honor.
Wielding the knife was Jackson ole Seyio, a man in his 20's who had clearly chopped up many goats before. This was a special one though, for his new Japanese in-laws, including the squeamish Mr. Koga.
In the new poll, 69 percent of those surveyed doubted that spreading democracy was the real U.S. objective. Oil, protecting Israel, dominating the region and weakening the Muslim world were seen as U.S. goals.I would be astounded that people would rather have a communist dictatorship as a superpower than a democratic nation that has always fought for liberty and justice but I'm still laughing about the idea of France and Pakistan being in the lead.
Asked from a list of countries which they would like to be the superpower, the first choice was France with 21 percent, followed by China with 13 percent, Pakistan and Germany tied with 10 percent, Britain with 7 percent, the United States with 6 percent and finally Russia with 5 percent.
Kidnapping is okay -- so long as it serves political or financial goals for a terrorist organization. It's also fine if it draws attention to a political issue like, say, Chechnya. You should also stay distant from hostages -- literally -- lest you get to close to them, both physically and mentally. These are just a few of the parting tips offered by a top al-Qaida strategists before he was killed in 2004.How To: The Al-Qaida Guide to Kidnapping