Tuesday, April 20, 2010

And I blamed George Bush

It seems I was wrong. Bush is not at fault. And neither is man-made global warming or the rise of Nick Clegg as the man the Conservatives love to hate. Nope, not one of them is the cause of earthquakes. Especially not in Iran where President (so-called) Ahmadinejad has predicted one for Teheran.

According to the Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi what causes that and other earthquakes is women not dressing modestly. And before there are any jokes about the earth moving for you, let me explain that he seems to think that earthquakes are caused simply by them not wearing whatever the mullahs tell them to wear by way of black bags all over their heads and bodies. No other action is necessary for the earthquake to occur.

I wonder if this is what they teach in Iranian schools.


  1. I used to live in Tehran, but that was back in the days of the Shah, which many probably now look back on as an era of freedom.
    Young women wore mini-skirts on the street, though not of the "fan-belt" variety - they were reserved for parties - and there were no serous earthquakes at that time.
    What was slightly disconcerting was the long-standing tradition of regarding under-arm hair as an attractive feature, and one might see ( in offices for example) girls wearing sleeveless (yes) dresses and tweaking their best feature to increase its prominence.

  2. A movie aficinado like you shouldn't doubt who to put the blame on...



  3. Fear not, Mikgen, I thought of that. But, of course.

  4. I too was in iran before the shah was relocated,and one could be surrounded by a bevy of attractive girls all wishing to practice thier english,and there were few earthquakes because of thier dress,everybody was more interested in which hand i was using to eat my food,if you know what i mean,lol