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Monday, November 22, 2004

A Plague On Thy House!

A plague of locusts, that is.

According to this story, it's because locusts go crazy when tickled. Huh? Who's out there tickling hundreds of millions of locusts? I mean, my son goes crazy when tickled, but by the time I've got him all wound up, I'm so exhausted that there's no way I could do it again a hundred million more times.

I think it's a plot by Halliburton.

Dave wonders whether, Biblically speaking, we should be worried. I'd say hold off on the panic button until you see this.

The plague seems to be on a world tour of sorts, with stops in West Africa, Cyprus, Egypt and now Israel. In West Africa, the UN announced that the locusts didn't do too much damage to crops, which means the destruction was catastrophic. In Cyprus, the UN is telling farmers to eat the locusts. While the UN has yet to make an announcement about the infestation in Israel, I suspect they will announce later today that it is divine punishment for the poisoning death of glorious martyr Yasser Arafat, and that the Jews deserve everything they get.