January 05, 2007

Executing A Great Idea

I haven't had much to say about Saddam Hussein getting the ropey rope. I knew it would happen eventually, and I'll admit his hanging won't cause me any lost sleep. It's a crying shame he didn't dangle in 1991, as far as I'm concerned.

Anyway, my point here is that the timing could have been better. I mean, they were SO CLOSE to hanging him on New Years Eve! They missed it by a day! Oh, sure, much of the Islamic world operates on an entirely different calendar than much of the Western world, but STILL!

I mean, if you're going to go through the trouble of executing a tyrant THAT CLOSE to a massive worldwide celebration, you might as well go all out and sync it up with the New Years' countdown.

Think about it, it would be a media first. All the networks would broadcase split screens, with the left side showing the ball drop at Times Square, while the right screen shows the condemned despot waiting for the trap door to drop when the clock strikes midnight.

It would be Dick Clark's Rockin' News Years Execution! I can almost imagine the throngs of people crowding the streets, unsure of whether they should cheer wildly, or look away in disgust. Or, perhaps they'd cheer wildly in disgust. It would sound something like "Yayyyyyyuck!!" or "Wheeeeewwwwwwww!! or "WooHooBoooo!!" Some people would madly kiss strangers to celebrate the New Year, while others would console one-another about the sadness of man's inhumanity to man and the futility of it all. The whole gamut of human emotion would be on display. Now THAT'S a party!

This concludes the most tasteless, morally deprived post to this Thunderjournal in about five years.

Posted by Ryan at January 5, 2007 02:35 PM | TrackBack

But one of your funnier ones. But then I'm a little tastless and morally depraved(deprived) my own self.

Posted by: Donna at January 6, 2007 10:05 AM
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