Tuesday, January 8, 2008

notorious Iranians

from CNN:

"(Iranian) Government officials have urged citizens to reduce their notoriously high consumption of gas to ensure there are no further cuts or shortages."

emphasis added.

honestly, Iranians are notorious for their gas use?

this notorious?:

no·to·ri·ous [noh-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr-, nuh-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective
1.widely and unfavorably known: a notorious gambler.
2.publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait: a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.

amongst what population, exactly, are the gas usage habits of Iranians known at all?

the writer must have dictionary of acceptable adjectives to use in reference to Iranians. next we'll have their "corrupt consumption of cucumbers and yogurt" and "fundamentalist dedication to rice dishes"

notorious gas usage. honestly.

for reference, the US consumes about 30% more natural gas per capita than Iran does, according to the CIA's World Factbook.

if we want to talk about notorious energy consumption, we'd better start with the man in the mirror.

"a nation of violent extremism in the realm of bargaining," "a people infamous for their hospitality"


leila said...

have you been listening to my michael jackson tapes again?

shaun said...

yeah, you're right, that does distract from my notorious point. i should've finished with the "fundamentalist about rice dishes" joke

amelia said...

i'm gonna make a change for once in my life, it's gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna stop mixing mint with my feta