Is this supposed to be funny. It comes over like one of the wave of completely humourless radio 4 comedy shows.
Late last year, in a dimly lit meeting room... Outside, the chant of the mob grew louder, and ever more terrifying. “Death to the Jews! Death to the Christians!” I gulped hard. My assistant มาลัย (which means "Garland of Flowers" in Thai) gripped the table. Through the open window I could smell burning paper, and possibly …
Except for the underhanded "IMMA LOSING MUH COPYRIGHT". That was really uncalled for.
Next: Ukraine and the neocon pipeline control project? Where it's all about Location, Location, Location. And Grauniad reporters trying to start WWIII wih random tweets from #Russia.
The un-funny thing about dark humor is that it comes usually at the bleakest of times. The darkest humor (and the funniest, but probably not anymore) was from my fellow Marines during a firefight with some VC who outnumbered us. But... if it's not funny to you, it's not funny. That's the other thing about dark humor... a lot of folks won't get it.
What's the world coming to! I used to go punting on the Isis with a pretty young lady, a bottle of bubbly and some strawberries and cream, in summers long gone by. Now it seems the days of punting are over, and everyone's fighting around the Isis! What's next? World War III on the Cam?
Far as this somewhat risque material goes, satirizing this lot of fanatics is a good way to start. Harder to be a martyr when you are a laughingstock. And, make no mistake, IS is all about PR, as well as being as unequivocally evil as we haven't seen much of since the Nazis and Pol Pot.
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