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Bert is stranger than fiction

Someone, somewhere has inserted pictures of Bert from Sesame Street into Osama bin Laden posters that appear on news sites. There's a clear connection here with the humorous Bert is Evil site. But that still leaves us to debate the question: which is more astounding, a conspiracy at the wire services or a web-surfing humorist within the bin Laden propaganda organization?

chuckles 2001.10.10 link


I haven't scoured the sites deconstructing the posters, but the fact that they appeared at a protest in Bangladesh suggests that maybe a humorless web surfer composed his own propaganda poster and accidentally included the Bert is Evil image without understanding it. Note also that the news organizations are cluing in to the mystery: one carefully recropped its image just this evening to exclude Bert. (I may mirror the ones I grabbed if others don't make that superfluous.)

Prentiss Riddle [riddle ARROBA io PUNTO com] • 2001.10.11
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