Friday, February 05, 2010

Poor goat

What can I say? Just look:

ABC News reports that the president of Pakistan slaughters a black goat every day since becoming president in an attempt to ward off the evil eye. It's good to see these modern, progressive people are our allies in the war against terror.

–Jay Leno

How does one fight superstition? I wish I knew.

(Hat tip to Lisa Casey)


  1. Elizabeth T7:35 AM

    Hmmm, wasn't Brooks castigated in this blog recently for linking Haiti's ongoing financial problems with superstition...?

  2. Could be.

    This one is about irony. And snark. And it's just an observation about how much superstition is out there. Hey, it's right here in the good ol' U.S. of A. as well! We just don't notice it much because we're used to our particular brand of superstition.

    I remember seeing a picture not too long ago of people on Wall Street clamouring around that charging bull statue - trying to touch it. It just amazed me. I thought, "Sheesh. Don't these people remember the story of the Golden Calf?" :-)


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