Let me tell you a secret. The reason why Ananth doesn’t take off his hat… he has poop hair.
Disregard that, Hawk eats poop!
I guess I’m just adding addendums to Hawk’s blog posts today! Busy day, sorry guys.
At Hawk’s insistence, I read Abominable with Yuko this morning, and we both loved it! The story is pretty cute, the humor is smart, and the art is top notch! Also, the site is nice and clean and accessible, which is pretty cool. The archive contains about a year’s worth of comics, so we actually read through it pretty quickly. Take a gander if you so desire!
Hawk mentioned this earlier in his blog post from this morning, and a lot of people are tying the release of the the DVD movie Obsession (about Muslims in the United States) to the release of a chemical irritant upon Muslim children and families at a Mosque in Dayton. Here’s some articles about each of the incidents, separately considered.
NPR: Charity Floods Swing States With Anti-Islam DVD
NPR: Clarion Responds, As New Details Emerge About “Radical Islam” DVD
NPR has been trying to follow the trail of money into Clarion to its (secret) source. Critics are making the case that, if the material in the movie (I haven’t seen it) is covertly trying to help get Presidential candidate John McCain elected, then Clarion (the group behind the Obsession DVD) would lose it’s 501(c)(3) charity exemption.
Here are some articles about the attack itself – oddly, none of the mainstream media seems to be reporting on it. I think I saw a piece about it on ABC after the debates last Friday, except that ABC said it was a school and made no mention of any religious affiliation.
Gas Attack News:
Dayton Daily News: Chemical irritant empties Islamic Society of Greater Dayton’s mosque
The reason critics are tying the two together is because the Obsession DVD was distributed for free with the Friday edition of several area newspapers. Quote from the end of the article says: “The Rev. Gary Percesepe, executive director of Greater Dayton Christian Connections, characterized the DVD as “fanning the flames of fear and prejudice against Muslims, with the potential to inspire hate crimes.” “
That’s a breakdown of things as I understand it. What do I think? I reserve judgement on the DVD because I haven’t seen it, and whether it’s tied to the attack, I don’t really know. It’s election season, tempers are running hot, people are saying and doing all kinds of stupid, stupid shit. I do believe the attack was religiously motivated. What I think we can all agree on is that when the politics and prejudices of adults start hurting children, that is when it’s time for us to take a step back and really think about what in the hell is going on. It’s awful – and embarrassing. Somewhere out there, there’s some man or woman who thought this was a good idea. How stupid are you?
The Abominable Charles Christopher is a webcomic about a dim-witted yeti and crazy animal characters.
Start at the beginning…