Friday, August 03, 2007

Russian Poles and Entertainment Polls

The Russians have claimed the sub-sea surface of the North Pole as their own. Divers in a submersible planted a Russian flag there yesterday…

Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay goofed on the Ruskies, by commenting, “This isn't the 15th century. You can't go around the world and just plant flags and say 'We're claiming this territory'."

Starbucks is reportedly already negotiating to lease space…

Mattel is recalling over 1,000,000 toys around the world, including Chinese-made replicas of popular children’s TV characters such as Elmo, Dora and Big Bird. The paint in the knockoffs has too much lead in it. Perhaps some alternative processes and changed branding would be in order: Can you imagine “Powder- coat Me Elmo?”

A satirical musical about Islamist terrorism and Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has theatre goers in the UK up in arms. Many critics have lamblasted the show as tasteless.

"Jihad: The Musical" features songs like, "I wanna be like Osama." The playbill describes the production as "a madcap gallop through the wacky world of international terrorism."
Ooh, I want tickets.

If the musical fails, did it bomb?
Maybe the concessionaire could sell Tickle Me Osama dolls from China...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think they have a spinoff of the teenage mutant ninja turtles there too. The name of it being the Teenage Mutant Iraqi Insurgents.