06 January 2007

Casper or Jasper?

This picture put me before a conundrum:

Of course, FARS is looking for a political angle, and the quote that goes with the picture is mind boggling:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that the World Arrogance and the bullying powers will spiral downward in their confrontation with Iranian nation.
There could be about ten (or twenty seven) different interpretations of this quote, but let's ignore the politics for the moment. Even to an inexpert eye it is clear that Mahmoud is entering a new stage of his career as an actor. He is apparently not satisfied anymore with being a standupist, even a prominent one. The big screen magic has got his heart in its clutches, that much is obvious.

So what is the conundrum, you may ask? Here it is: is Mahmoud going to play the part of Casper the Friendly Ghost or that of Jasper the Douchebag Ghost?

Via Memri Blog.