February 07, 2006

Laugh? I Thought I'd Die

This reminds me a lot of George Carlin's riff on comedy and death-related language:

Iranís biggest-selling newspaper has waded into the Muhammad controversy by launching a competition to find the 12 "best" cartoons about the Holocaust.

But it gets better:

Farid Mortazavi, graphics editor for Tehran's Hamshahri newspaper, said that the deliberately inflammatory contest would test out how committed Europeans were to the concept freedom of expression.

And once this has been determined, what do you think he'll do with the information? Farid definitely does not have a better idea.

Posted by Charles Austin at February 7, 2006 09:43 PM