ViewsMidEast by CartoonArts International

ViewsMidEast

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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Aren’t those the glowing boots that killed Arafat?

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 3 years ago

    @Radish

    ‘Aren’t those the glowing boots that killed Arafat?’
    Speaking of glows…
    … remember what happened to Polonius? He was an observer, too, when he was run through and UNnaturally killed.
    Oh, you fool. It’s a trap! Flee, run away, shoo!
    Meanwhile, back in Ramallah…
    Alas, poor Arafat! We knew him, Permanent Security Council;
    a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fanciful fantasy of becoming a state.
    To be a two-state solution or not to be a single-state solution
    that is the question.
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    while sitting in the UN,
    Or like Hamas, to take arms against a sea of troubles,
    And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
    No more; and by a sleep to say we end.

  3. 2 wellread

    2 wellread said, about 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    Excellent.

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    Yes, Polonius as Polonium
    .
    Polonius connives with Claudius to spy on Hamlet. Hamlet unknowingly kills Polonius, provoking Ophelia’s fit of madness and death and the climax of the play: a duel between Laertes and Hamlet.
    .
    Generally regarded as wrong in every judgement he makes over the course of the play, Polonius is described by William Hazlitt as a “sincere” father, but also “a busy-body, [who] is accordingly officious, garrulous, and impertinent.” In Act II Hamlet refers to Polonius as a “tedious old fool” and taunts him as a latter day “Jeptha”.

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    The Book of Judges describes Jephthah as leading the Israelites in battle against Ammon and, as the result of a rash vow, he sacrificed his daughter after defeating the Ammonites.
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    As poisons go, polonium-210 is a bit of a mixed bag. Is it effective? Absolutely. If you eat a piece of polonium-210 the size of a grain of salt, it’ll probably be enough to kill the average adult. That said, the highly unstable element is notorious for leaving an unmistakable calling card: ridiculously high levels of radiation in the bodies of its victims.

    This incredibly dangerous isotope of Polonium, an element discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie over a century ago, recently caught the public’s attention after an analysis of effects belonging to Yasser Arafat — who died of unknown causes in November 2004 — revealed them to be covered in abnormal levels of the isotope.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Polonium was named after Marie Curie’s native land of Poland, Latin: Polonia.

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