Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden is Dead: Long Live Fake Reviews

I hope that you don't come here for the news, but just in case you haven't heard Osama Bin Laden is dead.  Here's a link to a real newspaper if you would like to read about it.

I could spend the next couple of paragraphs meditating on how important or unimportant this is to American life, culture and foreign policy.  I could also reflect on the changes, good and bad, that have taken hold of our lovely country over the past ten years.

Instead of that, I will simply share a link to the 150+ (at time of posting) Google User reviews of the Bin Laden compound.  Reviews range from the dryly funny to the racistly inappropriate to the scatological.

Por Ejemplo:

"Bob ‎ - May 2, 2011

Talk about a @#$% hole.. This place is "Abbottabad" as it gets! Waka Waka! "


It is a true testament to the undying sarcastic nature of the Internet, and it's perserverence over solemnity, gravitas and good taste.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I understand that Bin Laden is still alive and has opened a fish taco stand in Rio. Where'd he get all the fish?