09 October 2007

The long winter of Nasrallah

Many bloggers more worthy than your humble servant already covered the latest performance by Nasrallah the famous Lebanese groundhog.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind the assassination of Lebanese politicians and urged feuding parties to agree on who should become president in order to end the country's crisis.
So I wouldn't waste words on this interesting, but not very novel, idea - after all every dastardly deed stems from this or that Elders' dastardly plan. What is of immediate interest to me is the duration of Nasrallah's self-imposed underground lifestyle. Especially related to that picture in the linked article:

His color, unhealthy enough by itself from the lack of sunlight and the general underground shelter dankness, has become indistinguishable from the surrounding walls. Probably some kind of mimicry that may enable him to become invisible when hugging the wall while naked...

And his chances of getting out from the shelter, after more than an year of hiding, are practically non-existent. To remind you the rules of groundhog behavior:
In traditional weather lore, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and the winter will continue for six more weeks.
Due to the sunny climate of Lebanon, the day when Nasrallah's overfed body will not cast a shadow will hardly come anytime soon. Same with the day when he will be no more frightened...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.