January 15, 2007

"How Moroccans laugh at religion, sex and politics."

They don't.

9 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Reminds me of this oldy-but-a-goody: How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?


That's not funny!

Paco Wové said...

"The two journalists, backed by many international organisations, feel their prosecution was a blow to press freedom, says our correspondent."

You don't say. Surely, though, millions of moderate Muslims will agitate on their behalf, and reverse this injustice.

Goesh said...

-how surprising!

paul a'barge said...

I have a Mohammed joke. Can I post it here?

vbspurs said...

"Mohammed, George Bush and the Queen of Morocco walk into a leather bar."

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

-how surprising!

It is!

Particularly how Moroccans, Algerians, and other foreign ancestry Frenchmen are behind the whole "stand up" comedy club scene in France.

Check out Jamel Comedy Club.

Jamel, Karim, Farid Samsung.

Farid Samsung (the cute guy in the jeans) has a great skit about how blacks and Jews are really not so different.

They both love the blues. The blacks invented it, and the Jews...(I don't need to finish it).

And oh yeah.

How the only advantage of being Jewish is (since no one knows any Jewish holidays) they can call in sick and say, "Oh sorry, I can't come in today, because today is...(thinks on his feet) Ha...mou-ya!".

So, you see Moroccans. You can make jokes all you want!

In France. About Jews.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Ann Althouse-inspired blogpost about the Jamel Comedy Club.

"Are you ready!!"

Is it me, or does Jamel sound like he's saying, "Are you reggae!!". Oy.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Oops, not that anyone really cares, but Farid Samsung was the guy with the vocal impressions (I miss the Police Academy series!).

The cute guy in the jeans, talking about how "Ben Laden" is really ZZTop, is Tomer Sisley.

God forbid I should give my fellow Althousians incorrent arcane info.

Cheers,
Victoria

Anonymous said...

Maybe I've become forgetful, but I think there's more to the story than is being told by the BBC. The press in Morocco is operating under significant fetters, and these prosecutions are being made by the monarchy against their press critics. The religion angle is little more than a convenient shield to make people in the west feel they shouldn't interfere.