Saturday, January 20, 2007
seen your video:
No one is entirely sure where al-Zawra -- the hardline Sunni/insurgent-supporting/anti-Shiite television network started by a corrupt Sunni ex-parliamentarian -- broadcasts from, but according to the New York Times, "Kurdish officials denied reports that the station was operating out of a Christian neighborhood in Erbil." I love that neighborhood; it's probably the funnest place in quasi-Iraq and hence Iraq. At the Happy Times pizzaria (don't order the pizza) you can watch 50 Cent and Daddy Yankee videos on a 70-inch projection screen, and the proprietors look the other way when you pour your liquor into their glasses. Nearby is the USAID compound, and the Kurdistan Development Corporation offices -- run by an American-gone-native named Doug Layton -- and, perhaps, the HQ of a station that describes its mission as "represent(ing) all factions of resistance against the Iranian and American occupation."
--Spencer Ackerman
Not that I'm going anytime soon, but what should you order, if not the pizza?

I mean, can the pizza possibly be as bad as all that?
Blogger UncommonSense | 3:15 PM

It's sort of better not to order food, and just have a spiked soda or juice while your friends eat. But I guess I'm being harsh: I recall the mushroom pizza was edible. The sausage? The chicken? No. (Yes, chicken. Somehow Kurds have the same horrifically mistaken views about pizza toppings as Californians.)
Blogger Spencer Ackerman | 9:03 AM