The Bible According to Tony
One of the gaps in the web is that the very fine British satirical magazine Private Eye is mostly not available in that medium. Forcing those of us who live on the western side of the Atlantic to trudge to our local out-of-town magazine shop, the one located next to the..er..dance club.. and pay $3.70 for a copy. But they make little bits of it available online and we strongly recommend the recurring feature St Albion Parish News in which Tony Blair is portrayed as vicar of the (national) parish. They have him pegged perfectly. This section is especially funny:
Look, you remember the story of David and Goliath in the Bible story. One of the most moving accounts in Scripture of a man having the courage to do what he knows to be right against overwhelming odds.
I expect that there were a lot of silly people then saying “Give Goliath more time” or “How do we know Goliath has got a sword of mass-destruction when there’s no evidence that it exists?”
But David was a leader, not a follower. He was a fighter, not a quitter....So, in spite of the Doubting Thomases, David went out and launched a pre-emptive strike (with a “smart” slingshot!) at the head of his enemy and within a few seconds it was all over!
The result was that there was no collateral damage to any bystanders, democracy was restored to the Philistineans and the children of Israel were allowed to live in peace happily ever after.
George W appears via fortnightly messages from the Rev Dubya of the "Church of Latter Day Morons" and in this issue he complains about Saddam's "evilitude." It's brilliant stuff.