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ExpatPundit

"Five axiomatic propositions of Canadian Nationalism vis-a-vis the Americans:

1. Boy, we hate Americans.

2. We really do.

3. Really.

4. I'm not kidding. We really hate them.

5. So how come they never pay us any attention?"

--Will Ferguson, Why I Hate Canadians, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1997, p.105.





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Saturday, March 09, 2002

Tough day at the office. ArabNews has an article today noting that bin Laden's wife (did he have only one?) believes he is still alive. A mostly ho-hum article, except for this snippet describing their home life:

She disclosed that Bin Laden had spoken with her only rarely in recent months.

“He came home very late at night and relaxed for many hours, lying in bed. He did not like to talk with anybody. He used to take sleeping pills so he could forget his worries and the pressure of work.”

...

In recent months, she said, Bin Laden had come home only once every two or three weeks. “He used to say: I am very busy and I have some problems,” or “I was in continuous meetings with Mulla Omar and other Taleban leaders.”

The pressure of work? Complaining about being stuck in meetings all day? This makes bin Laden sound like an advertising executive struggling for promotion, and/or covering up an illicit romantic liaison by claiming he needed to work late. Seems like grist for a new sitcom proposal from HappyFunPundit.

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