March 09, 2004
My original post in brief: Some publication has offered numbers as to what they think a business traveler might spend while visiting Tehran, which I think is way off.
First comment: "...what the heck are you trying to tell us?"
Second comment: "I gather he is saying the organization that published that report is wrong on their estimates..."
Third comment: "thought he was saying he wants to go home."
Last comment: "...there is no conspiracy here, at least i don't think so. Unless of course he is trying to promote Jews to go to Tehran or something like that!!"
My reaction: See the image above!
Posted by Pedram at March 9, 2004 11:35 PM
I think there is no conspirancy and that the prices are much cheaper than they said they are.
Are yew some kinda Islamicommunistic terrorist freako?!!
Businesses often pay higher prices for hotels, flights, and other suchs services. Especially if time is an issue. Even if the plane flights and hotels are inside the USA. My company goes through our own travel agent. This allows is to book late, cancel at will, and have a contact if there is a problem. All of this costs money.
So is it "lack of information" depicted in the cartoon? or it is "ignorance"? or "denial"?!
What is on her screen?! There must be something in there. They way she is pointing to it. It is apparent. You can never fool us!
Why do you pay that much attention to the comments. Not all of your readers leave comments.
Yeah! What she said! You are trying to hide something! And your "response," as you put it, is a mortal insult in Sumatria, and as a Sumatrian-American, I have never been so insulted in all my life! You will probably call me "touchy" next!
So...you don't want to go home?
I thought you would never ask...
Uh...I'm a little mystified by the meaning of your new image...the comment board fills you with a sense of Bush-like vaccancy?
obviously there is a problem here - could be that this iranocommunistconspiracymonger is upto something - what could it be?
Please, get it right. Pedram is an Islamicommunist terrorist freako, mabye, implied only through my baseless innuendos. I, however, am an Islamocommunisticonspiracymonger, which you can clearly understand from my choices of words in demonizing Pedram, rather than an Iranocommunisticonspiracymonger,as you have falsely chosen to label me. And yet you are right. I am up to something.
Pedram, just to make sure that everybody gets it, may I emphasize that my comment was completely ironic?! You changed the image!
I hope they have proved you that there is no point in paying any attention to them.
--a great fan of this blog
Except for, perhaps, some entertainment value. Oh, and an occasional piece of well-reasoned political thinking, a veritable "diamond amidst the bullshit," if you will. I try to comment in both ways, and I emphasize "try." Dot, this may come as a surprise to you, but do you know that I was being sarcastic and ironic too?!! This is the problem of irony-it's always lost on some people (Americans are notoriously dense with ironic jokes). While taking objection to Pedram's wussy tastes in music (Mr. Cohen and Iranian classical music being the exceptions) I like reading this blog for a number of reasons, the primary ones being a shared political view between myself and Pedram (and in this age of the American "Council of Guardians," it's good to powwow and bitch about the problems in the world, and moving beyond such talk by articulation in action, spurred on by our talking), the great writing, and yes, the comment board, where people can talk, rave incoherently, and possibly dialogue. Perhaps this last one is most lacking. We come to the comment board after reading the blog, frustrated and angered by the post, a bad day at work (for me, a bad day studying Arabic and Persian, musical practice is just not going right), drink a pot of coffee, and run screaming into the comment board with a rant-heck, I'm guilty of that too. Though I'm a populist liberal with libertarian/social anarchist streaks, my collection of white male patriarchical imperialist domineering impulses come out after some days of class, and I just can't challenge people/professors to duels. So I settle for a pot of coffee, put on my KKK costume, get a little "Judas Priest" music pumping, start the heavy breathing and panting (oh wait, I'm looking at someone else's website),and write my comment. All of which gets in the way of having balenced dialogue with other commenters on this board/format. Or at least of getting a date; one of my hopes for the comment board was as a cheap dating service-but I digress. Anyway, maybe it would be nice just to compliment each others comments once in a while, or to play off the ideas contained in them, to actually dialogue. Not that crazies, uberpatriots, and yahoos who see terrorists everywhere should be discouraged from posting. They make us laugh, and soon, in their search for enemies, they will turn on each other, which will ultimately mean more natural resources for us all. So-anyone for talking to each other rather than screaming at each other (at least, some of the time; screaming is fun)? And let's thank Pedram again for his great writing which encourages us in the art of letter writing/message posting. Hope to meet you someday man, perhaps in Morro Bay, talk, and drink several cold beers. sincerely, taqdeermachen
You really like to see your own writings don't you? Man are you full of yourself. My bet is you don't get many dates.
Put down the coffee cup...back away from the pot...
(P.S. you make me laugh)
justagirl, Mehran, correct on all counts. justagirl, leave my coffee and pot out of this!