Discussion (21)¬

  1. Donn says:

    It isn’t love, if it doesn’t hurt.

  2. M27Holts says:

    Donn, is that what you tell your wife as you tie her to the “Brycing Post” ?

  3. Jesus F Iscariot says:

    That speech by Mo and Jesus is consistent with the Taliban’s proclamation about their new leadership in Afghanistan. They promise to respect the rights of women and to allow them to work and go to school, “as long as it is consistent with the principles of Islam.” I’m sure the millions of women in Afghanistan are gratefully sighing with relief after such assurances. Allah be praised!

  4. Sosusk says:

    Well, God created everything, victim blaming was just one of the minor details…

  5. hotrats says:

    I’m just waiting, not particularly hopefully, for someone in a position of influence to point out that without Islam, the Taliban would just be perfectly ordinary intolerant, misogynistic psychopaths.

  6. Lynne in Dallas says:

    Can you get Jesus and Mo into the hands of Stephen Fry? I’m sure he’d enjoy it and maybe give you a quote to post on your “what they’re saying” page.
    Just asking for a friend….

  7. M27Holts says:

    The BBC would dearly love to blame Afghanistan on white supremacist facist born-racist skinheads their refusal to believe that the Taliban are obeying their prophet’s psychopathic cook-book is hilarious……

  8. Laripu says:

    Hotrats, your dreams are about to come true:

    Without Islam, the Taliban would just be perfectly ordinary intolerant, misogynistic psychopaths.

    Before you say that I’m not an influential person, allow me to point out that I’m very influential to my two dogs, and slightly less so to my cat.

    I’d also like to add that the Taliban’s perfectly ordinary intolerant misogyny is endorsed by allah, and we know that to be true because they say so.

    Alfred. Lambert. Mimi.

  9. M27Holts says:

    My paternal grandma’s next door neighbour was a crazy spinster cat woman, who had a house full of cats. When she died they didn’t find her for six days…and in that time the cats had eaten most of her….I have always been wary of the sly furry fookers ever since…

  10. Laripu says:

    M27Holts… a dog can bark and alert neighbors.
    What can a cat do to escape? Nothing. No-one will hear it.

    A cat can go for a little while without food if it has water. Without water, it must either eat or die.

    In the cat’s position, I’d choose survival too.

  11. Laripu says:

    One other thing, about a particular cat. We had a wonderful and enormous orange moggie, a polydactyl. He used to like to sit on my wife’s chest and be petted. Then, in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy.

    When she came home from the hospital, our big fat cat was on the bed with her but knew something was wrong. He held up his enormous 7-toed paw, in front of her chest. She said no. Paw down, he just there with her. He never went on her chest again.

    Until …. It was late 2004, and I was in Israel for two months on business. In the middle of the night, he started meowing really very loudly next to her. She didn’t wake up. He touched her on the face with that huge paw. She didn’t wake up. For the first time in four years, he boldly walked onto her chest, took her nose in his mouth, and – gently – waggled it about.

    Of course she woke up, and found she was in a cold sweat. And she realized she had terrible vertigo and was about to vomit. She sat up, gathered herself and suppressed the urge to vomit until it passed and the room stopped swimming around her.

    The whole time our cat sat on the edge of the bed calmly watching her. He was an amazing cat.

    Like all mammals, cats are capable of love. Not as capable as dogs, who are pack animals after all. Cats’ ability needs more training and nurture. But what of it? We can’t smell nearly as well as either dogs or cats. We can’t see in the dark like cats can.

    Neither of them can handle thev xalculus, or linear algebra, or differential equations. But then neither can 98% of humans. Between an affectionate cat and a cold, sub-average human, I’ll take the cat any time. Unless I need the human to change my tires, or some such.

  12. Jesus F Iscariot says:

    Laripu. If all mammals are capable of love WTF happened between the Taliban and the females of the world?

  13. Rrr says:

    Laripu, we had a (ex-)male cat, rather big and quite clever (compared to us) who had learned the hard way how dangerous motor cars can be — horrible things had happened in connection to those. One day I was out in the garage tinkering about and stuck my head into the trunk looking for something or other, when he became very agitated and anxiously and loudly urged me to escape from those horrible jaws. Obediently I did as he requested and all was well again.

    He also had a bit of a jealous streak, which appeared when Daughter brought a Man to bed and dethroned said Cat from his rightful sleeping place. Not popular, all round. Tetanus shots were applied. Leave it at that.

    Otherwise lovingly overlooking our human shortcomings, as long as we performed.

  14. M27Holts says:

    Hell hath no fury like a pussy scorned?

  15. Rrr says:

    I think he just objected to being deposed and demanded justice. Made it clear too.

  16. M27Holts says:

    Why can’t the Taliban be called (more accurately) Criminally Ugly Notoriously Tedious Swine?

  17. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Because it would be unfair to ugly people generally and to pigs in particular.

  18. M27Holts says:

    Ok. Criminally Useless Notoriously Tedious Scum then…

  19. M27Holts says:

    The image of the three mirthless fizzogs under the headdress and bushy eyebrows with big beards makes me realise that life under such joyless twats would definately be as about to close to a biblical depiction of hell as anybody would care to descibe..who really WANTS to live in such a way.. you would have to be fookin insane…

  20. Deimos says:

    My only enjoyable game whilst taliban watching is “spot the origin story”.
    Look carefully and you will notice many obviously American trained gunmen, it’s easy. Just look for a straight finger, outside the trigger guard plus a straight magazine on the gun. These two together means American trained and armed. All the gunmen in the picture taken inside the presidential office were quite obviously former Afghan army.

  21. M27Holts says:

    Ah…so it was like Diehard II then…


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