Friday, February 03, 2012

IRAN WATCH: Cardboard Khomeini

I know what you're thinking. That Coleman bloke - he's obsessed with Kim Jong-un and North Korea. But no! I'm a big fan of political lunacy wherever it appears, and here's a prime example.

This week marked the 33rd anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's return from exile in France, an arrival which sparked the Islamic Revolution in Iran. And what better way to commemorate this auspicious event than through the medium of cardboard?



Full honour guard wielding the rose-for-the-lady they were conned into buying in a restaurant the previous evening, dodgy-looking geezers in dark glasses, the whole nine yards.

And when you've spent a tiring morning at Tehran Airport, the damp causing your cardboard to wilt, why not drop in on your old revolutionary pals for a nice cup of tea and a sit down? That's better.

Of course, North Korea would never, ever start running around with a cardboard cut-out of a Dead Leader of All Their Hearts, would they?

Oh.

Ninja Edit: Some genius has already set up a Cardboard Khomeini blog. Well played!

Ninja Ninja Edit: Not the Nine O'clock News - The Ayatollah Song

Update: In 2014, and due to budget cuts, they had to use a bouncy castle.
 

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