From outside one will always triumphantly impress theories upon the world and then fall straight into the ditch one has dug, but only from inside will one keep oneself and the world quiet and true. /FK (Contact: TBONotebooks at fastmail.fm. The Blue Octavo Notebooks welcomes mail, although we cannot guarantee a response. Your email may be posted in part on The Blue Octavo Notebooks unless otherwise requested.) Please enjoy the notebook entries, and thanks for reading.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Long Live the Glorious Intifada.... Today IDF soldiers foiled a would-be suicide bomber’s heroic self-detonation “when they prevented a Palestinian man carrying an explosive device in his trousers from passing through the Erez Crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israel.” In yet another innovation of this ongoing campaign of Palestinian suicide-bombings, the belt had been sewn to resemble a pair of underpants. The next time you hear someone complaining about Israeli check points, ask him if he would prefer being blown up by someone wearing a vest packed with explosives or by someone wearing underwear packed with explosives.

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