Stephen Colbert’s Image Appropriated by the Iranians

The Jews help him get revenge…

What happens when an image of Stephen Colbert is used by a menswear store in Iran to advertise an Persian New Years Sale? We get a lesson in the true meaning of Noerooz and Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad learns how bad ass the Jews and the Streits Matzo company can be…

Noerooz takes place this year on March 20th and remember, it isn’t about buying stuff. It’s about “Sagacity in thy affairs.” Uh… yeah. Slow news day…

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  1. froylein

    3/16/2009 at 8:38 am

    Will you wear a tie now to protest Ahmadinejad? “TaTs – Ties against Tyrants”?

    Apropos, “Streit” means “argument”, “disagreement”, “struggle” etc., so there’s a little more irony to that.

  2. themicah

    3/16/2009 at 1:01 pm

    Interesting: According to Wikipedia, “An extreme example of anti-necktie sentiment is found in Iran, whose theocratic rulers have denounced the accessory as a decadent symbol of Western oppression.”

    Don’t most Hasidic groups also oppose neckties?

  3. Vanessa Uy

    3/17/2009 at 5:41 am

    I too approve of tit-for-tat, as long as it involves only humor. Isn’t Steven Colbert’s “corniest” Jewish joke is about the Iranian Space Program invading “Jew-Piter”?

  4. froylein

    3/17/2009 at 12:01 pm

    ck, my dear, since I don’t see you around on gmail, I’ll ask on here. How much longer will you be in NYC? I’m flying in on 1st April, so I’ll be in town for my b’day.

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