Camels? WTF? Camels?

Split my sides when I saw this real-time on TV earlier, but your take on it did my bladder.

This farce has now gone beyond parody. The end of the world to the Twitter of whirling dervishes, the Three Horses of the Apocalypse and a farting camel. Even Nostradamus missed this chapter.

Posted by Frank P at February 2, 2011 6:31 PM

Seriously FUNNY!!

Posted by Fausta at February 2, 2011 7:05 PM

Actually very funny, Gerard.

Have you ever ridden a camel? I did. Once and only once. In a little village outside Jerusalem. My daughter talked me into it for copious laughs at my expense. She was not disappointed, though I wasn't a bit amused and couldn't wait to get down off the beast while all the Beduoin-type men stood around laughing, drinking strong Turkish coffee and smoking homemade cigarettes.

These creatures are like not shaggy horses. They're much worse, more like big ill-tempered moose that spit. They smell like they've been around for a thousand years.

When I see those camels running through Cairo today, I gotta wonder where all this revolution stuff is gonna end for Egypt...and I have to say, I have my doubts, I have my doubts. And I hope I' wrong....

Posted by Webutante at February 2, 2011 7:55 PM


Posted by David McKinnis at February 2, 2011 9:31 PM

Oh, all sorts of Heh in this!

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at February 3, 2011 3:45 AM

Read the price of gas is pretty high there too. Looks like a good option to me.

Posted by Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at February 3, 2011 4:19 AM

Calling Harrison Ford. If he's not too old to be dodging Russkie bullets in a warehouse then he's good enough for a remake of the Cairo market scene.

Posted by Fearless Ferenc at February 3, 2011 6:44 AM

I bet the guy on top of that camel would make an awfully good target for a brick.

Posted by Mikey NTH at February 3, 2011 6:44 AM

Remember, these are really 6th century savages outfitted with 21st century technology.

Posted by Hangtown Bob at February 3, 2011 6:48 AM

"And camels. Camels? I bet they don't have any Bedouin riding camels into DC and whipping people. If they did, they'd be shot off the hump in a nano-second."

Gerard said "hump."

Posted by MOTUS at February 3, 2011 8:24 AM

Jihad is hump of Islam...and Islam wants to hump us very much.

Posted by Rich Fader at February 3, 2011 10:13 AM