Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Monday, March 14, 2005

What an odd story.

Woman racer upsets testosterone-driven Iran

One, that there's auto racing in Iran--I mean, REALLY! What WILL the Taliban think!?

Second, that the mullahs would let a woman drive. I mean, if she was in a wreck or something, part of her might touch a man who was not her relative.

Third, why would the unnamed "journalist" who wrote the piece wind up with this stupendously stupid line:

[...] And then there is the conservative state television's coverage of her wins: even though Seddigh pulls a poncho over her tight race overalls before taking the winners' podium, pictures of her holding a trophy are for some reason censored.

Yep, just can't figure out why a gynophobic theocratic oligarchy would censor anything like that. Nope. Just doesn't make a lick of sense. I guess it would probably be too hard for the "journalist" to ask the guy in charge of the conservative state television why they do things like that, huh?

Anyway, it is nice to know that such things as female Persian race drivers DO exist. And she is real nice-looking, too.

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