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Hilarious article in TIME magazine regarding the Mel Gibson debacle

Posted by alilyamongthorns on August 8, 2006

Saddam Mel GibsonMaybe We Should Just Make Mel Happy

Attacking anti-Semitism hasn’t got us far in 3,000 years. It’s time for some changes

By Joel Stein

Posted Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006

Most times, when someone spouts off about how awful the Jews are, I blow it off as ignorance. If the guy just got to know us, he would totally dig us. We’re funny and warm and smart and totally self-effacing. We send Ben Stiller to Iran for a few weeks, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be opening up Noah’s bagel shops in all the strip malls in Tehran. The only problem is that with just 0.02% of the world’s population, we can’t do nearly as many personal appearances as we’d like. That’s why we took over the media.

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Note: This is the 2nd most e-mailed TIME article of the day. I know I e-mailed it to my family as soon as I read it.


4 Responses to “Hilarious article in TIME magazine regarding the Mel Gibson debacle”

  1. shiduri said

    Joel Stein is my hero.

  2. Oyster said

    Whoa, check out this hilarious picture I found on bangitout.com!

  3. Oyster said

    The bang-it-out image is from the Jimmy Kimmel Show, evidently.

    Here’s a funny Mel t-shirt, submitted by our friend, bayareapolitics:


    Thanks BAP! That *was* hilarious!

  4. Oyster said



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