I really don't want to think too much about the fact that NASA is deliberately risking the lives of seven people on what amounts to a publicity stunt (even if it appears that Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson may well have successfully performed the exterior repair he set out to do) or that the bad guys in Iraq seem to be improving their game.
No. I'd like to discuss what really matters, and what might be the only good news I've seen today: Michael Jackson is buying a house in Bahrain, and might just move there. He and his three children took off for Bahrain shortly after his recent acquittal on child molestation charges. He's been hanging out with his next door neighbor the prince, and loves the local Bahrainian custom of walking around in long flowing robes that you can put over your head and face too (instead of those irritating gauze masks).
While one shudders at the thought of what penalty Bahrainian law might impose for child molestation, one can take relief for Michael knowing that while under California law, celebrities are immune from conviction, under Bahrainian law, he is probably immune from indictment.
Rock the Kasbah. Welcome the King of Pasha. Or something. And I'm sure the people of Bahrain would love to welcome Michael as a new permanent resident there. I know I would...
Doggie, of course the whole thing is a publicity stunt, but do you think that the spacewalk itself was a stunt over and above that? I think so. I don't think it was necessary. Maybe I'm wrong...but it strikes me that right after the 6 snipers were killed in a fight (!) they needed a distraction.
Posted by diana at August 4, 2005 12:31 PM
I was of the opinion that in many countries children are looked upon as property. So maybe the merchandise and the price were right in the bazaar?
Posted by Crikey jr. at August 4, 2005 2:13 PM
You forget, buggery of young children is the national pastime of Bahrain.
Posted by Mohammad Al-Herzhay at August 4, 2005 4:18 PM