Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Satire? It's not a funny story, but I couldn't help gaping at this. Here's ABC's story on Asan Akbar, the soldier accused of the Kuwait fragging. What's the laugh line when the psycho is finally caught? The neighbors all say how he was quiet, kept to himself. Wait for the punchline:
"I was shocked really because he was one of the quietest ones in the neighborhood, he kept to himself and you wouldn't expect anything like that from him at all," said [neighbor] Heather Dill.
Shouldn't that be the giveaway? Shouldn't the neighbors all say, "You know, come to think of it, he was quiet; he did keep to himself most of the time. Sounds like you got the right guy."

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