Sunday, September 24, 2006

Indo Shaman Doesn't Like Skin

JAKARTA (Reuters) - "Indonesian TV shows that feature scantily dressed women are more dangerous than bombs, a militant Muslim cleric who served a jail term for links to the Bali bombings was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Abu Bakar Bashir said local television stations should offer more religious programs instead of showing half-naked women.

"If you ask which are more dangerous, half-naked women or the Bali bombs? The answer is of course women who bare their bodies," Bashir was quoted as saying by Antara news agency.

He said such shows could shake the faith of men and invite God's curse."

Last time I was in Jakarta I stayed at the Marco Polo Hotel. It gets the best TV reception as well as having air conditioners that actually work. That trip was going to feature a lot of in-suite chit-chatting so I amused myself by watching some of their local made-for-television movies, and stumbled across a tale about Abraham Lincoln. There was Honest Abe, standing alone in a dusty street and superimposed near his own memorial. Waiting for Billy The Kid to draw. Yes, Abe was about to meet his end in a High-Noon'ish gunbattle with one of history's most famed gunslingers, but wait...

Wild Bill Hickock came to Abe's assistance just as Billy was starting his draw, and would have saved Lincoln had it not been for the sneak attack from Jesse James.

And why not? Hollywood does the same to everyone else's history. Wonder how the Greeks felt after seeing the awful Brad Pitt movie about Troy? No matter. Happens in 3rd world countries all the time as payback for what WE do to the past.

Anyway, it IS hilarious that the den of prostitution and recreational drugs that is Indonesia would have problems with scantily clad gals. These same clerics get their rocks off each and every chance they get, and to do business in Indo you better have the number for professional women. Lots of numbers. And bring along enough Viagra to go around.

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