Because I'm supposed to be leaving for work this very moment.
Headline in the NY Times:
PETA Slams "Shocking" Hamas TV Clip
That alone is funny. I'm sure Hamas is terrified. Is there possibly a more American protest group than PETA? Don't get me wrong, I'm a vegetarian that only uses non-animal tested products, etc, etc, etc. They'd like my lifestyle (PETA, that is). But I find them ridiculous, and never more so than here. Hamas has some very pressing issues on their table, and a protest by PETA is probably an occasion for much mirth.
The really funny thing is that what PETA is protesting is actually a program by Hamas to teach kids NOT to abuse animals.
But the real thing that caught my eye in the article is this last paragraph.
"The Hamas-run TV station made world headlines in June when it featured a character who resembled Disney's Mickey Mouse advocating Palestinian attacks against Israelis. "Farfur" was later "beaten to death" by an actor depicted as an Israeli."
What the fuck???