Friday, June 09, 2006

Al-Zarqawi and his 70' raisins'

Not that anyone even close to being in his right mind would think for a moment that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, aka The Maggot, could be anywhere but the place where the fire is never quenched and the worm never dies. But just for the sake of argument, what if he were to show up in Paradise? Our friend Yaakov raises an issue most of us have probably never heard about:

Thanks to Yaakov at the Dry Bones Blog.

My, my. Turns out that there's a serious issue here: That business with the 70 virgins may indeed more properly be understood as 70 grapes or raisins. Gosh, imagine al' Maggot's disappointment. Only thing we have to say is "couldn't happen to a nicer guy."

Here's the lowdown on the raisins. It's from The New York Times, so take it with a grain of NaCl.


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