Wednesday, October 11

'Mike's Place,' Tel Aviv keeps rockin' the blues (Video)

Blues jammers extrordinaire, Dov and Assaf put on a great show for the crowd at Mike's Place bar, on the Tel Aviv shore Wednesday night, Oct, 11.

The nationally famous pub was the scene of a suicide bombing on 30.4.2003 that killed three and wounded over 50, perpetrated by two Hamas - dispatched British Muslims.

Despite the lethal attack, Mike's Place reopened on Israel's Independence Day, and continues hosting a full house most nights and is a blues and classic rock-and-roll magnet in Israel.

More about Mike's Place: here, here, and a feature-length film, "Blues By The Beach."

More about Dov and Assaf is here.
(Photo: Dave Bender)

(Cross-posted at Israelity)

Flipping out Hitler

You just think you know who this is:

The winners have yet to be announced, but the 200-plus finalists in Iran's "Holocaust International Cartoon Contest" were recently exhibited in Tehran and posted online.

And though not among the finalists, the above image was part of a cartoon accepted into the contest, one of over a thousand entries accepted. The cartoonist's name, Hugh Bradley, can be seen on the contest's list of participants under USA.

Obviously a cartoon featuring Adolf Hitler could be appropriate for such a contest, but there's more to the image than meets the eye. It also contains a hidden message critical of the Iranian regime.

We know this because "Hugh Bradley" is really Cox & Forkum.

Ah, what the hell, while we're at it, let's go for the Full Monty:

Click on image, or here.

YouTube ok's Bush snuff film, censures political spoof (Video)

I usually stay away from US internal politics, unless the mood (or cash up front) moves me, but this was too good:

David Zucker, producer of a slew of funny Hollywood movies (Airplane, Naked Gun) has come out with a clip slamming the Democrats, and doing a drop kick in the butt (and what a butt) to former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright, just in time for upcoming elections on Capitol Hill:

Amazingly, YouTube has flagged the video as having "offensive," content, although it's about as "offensive" as, say actor Leslie Neilsen's gags in any of Zuker's films. But, as Little Green Footballs notes, "...the fictional assassination of George W. Bush? No problem: YouTube - Death of a President":

On the right side of the political spectrum (and others) there's a growing Internet brush fire over YouTube's presumed Left-tilting, hyper politically-correct policies.

So why am I posting this imbroglio? Well, consider Defense Minister Amir Peretz's "can't we all just get along?," overtures to Syria - and Chief chinless wonder boy Bashar Assad's near-instantaneous reply, and the distinct possibility that A) Iraqi weapons of mass-destruction are hidden in Syria, according to IDF and foreign reports, and B) Syria's military cooperation with Iran before, during and since Lebanon War II: The Debacle!


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