Wednesday, April 08, 2015


So I'm watching a recording of Frontline and there's this brief, like maybe 15 second clip of these Yemeni kids smiling while yelling "Death to America". It's basically the equivalent of the pledge of allegiance in the US. "Death to America, Death to Israel." For something that should be fairly creepy, it was incredibly cute. Here's the thing though, if you're yelling "death to America" in Arabic, most Americans won't understand it and will generally be too lazy to get it translated. For that matter, we'd be too lazy to read the subtitles. So if you're going to have a bunch of 8 year-olds yell "Death to America", you should have them do it in English. Or Spanish if they press 2.


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