Sunday, March 27, 2005

Low quality of humor in Iraqi blogs

A typical paragraph from a somewhat amusing Iraqi blog:

What followed was almost a month of heavy bombing. That chaotic night became the intro to endless chaotic days and long, sleepless nights. You get to a point during extended air-raids where you lose track of the days. You lose track of time. The week stops being Friday, Saturday, Sunday, etc. The days stop being about hours. You begin to measure time with the number of bombs that fell, the number of minutes the terror lasted and the number of times you wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire and explosions.

Come on, man. I mean this is mildly amusing, but you take way too long to get to the punchline and it's a little too broad for my tastes. Also, you really don't have enough of an ironic tone, which is something that usually works well in the blog format. But overall, a nice first effort- i definitely had some chuckles there. I guess it will take Iraqis a while to get up to the level of Not About Delino Deshields or Actual God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

trauma-induced time distortion...fucking hilarious.