and time petting angry pigs and watching Chinese acrobats. Stumbled into a "Healthy Lifestyles" pavilion, where we walked past a tent sure to give James Taranto an aneurysm: "Islam, the Religion of Peace." It was lodged between a smoothie stand and a booth where a bored guy sold random books for $5. Some space-eyed Muslim gave me a free pamphlet called "Jihad and World Peace," and invited me out to the Chino Mosque for a multi-denominational seminar.

Speaking of the WSJ's blog-type guy, I notice that his lead headline today was "Time to Bomb Iran?" I would like to step way out on a limb this evening, and attempt to answer Taranto's provocative query: Uh, no James, it's not.

Posted by at September 27, 2002 12:19 AM

A "multi-demonitational seminar"? Please tell me that's a typo. Sounds like some kind of marketing department attempt to make "demon invitational" or "demon international" sound more appealing to the kids.

Posted by: Dan at September 27, 2002 09:43 AM

Islam is not generally an evangelical religion so that booth is kind of funny. One day when the rest of you are also Muslims, we will laugh about this episode. ;)

Posted by: Pravir at September 27, 2002 09:58 AM

Whoa!! That's some kind of terrible misspelling! Thanks, Dan.

Posted by: Matt Welch at September 27, 2002 10:13 AM

No problem. Glad to hear that no one actually promoted comedy that immaculately conceived. Just the thought was making me feel inadequate.

Posted by: Dan at September 27, 2002 10:35 AM

Good thing I don't make fun of George Bush's bespeaking problems.

Posted by: Matt Welch at September 27, 2002 10:50 AM
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