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No storyteller has ever been able to dream up anything as fantastically unlikely
as what really does happen in this mad Universe.

		Lazarus Long

2006.11.04

Weapon Or Holy Relic – You Decide The Evidence Is Clear

I’m filled with outrageous outrageously outraged outrage at [fill in your name and contact information here] and declare jihad on your fish tank. (This is, of course, problematic for me, what with being a practicing Buddhist and all. But I’m sure I’ll find a way once complete and utter jihadi blindness kicks in.)

It was alleged that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Iran’s highest authority) came to Friday, October the 13th prayers packing a Persian Mauser.

Oh, nuh, nuh, nun, nun, nooooOOOOOOoooooo, I don’t think so. It just looks that way. That was no weapon designed to kill humans. It was a holy relic. Follow along as I prove my case with a comparison to the Pope.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a holy relic (The Mauser, ding dong. It’s debatable whether or not the microphones can as yet be considered holy relics.):

Khamenei 1

The Pope with a holy relic:

Pope 1

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a holy relic:

Khamenei 2

The Pope with a holy relic:

Pope 2

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a holy relic:

Khamenei 3

The Pope with a holy relic (detail):

Pope 3

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a holy relic (detail):

Khamenei 4

The Pope with a holy…ah…er…The Pope appears to be unarmed sans relic in this picture:

Pope 4

There. That should be more than enough proof for even the most staunch septics among you.

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2006.11.05

Changed title – mistakenly posted with draft version of title.