Video of the day -- fun against evil
This Kurdish video mocking ISIS/Islamic State immediately reminded me of the British comic songs mocking the Nazis which were popular during World War II. It's especially satisfying to use ridicule against an enemy as pompous, arrogant, and humorless as religious fanatics tend to be, and it shows that even their current dire situation hasn't robbed the Kurds of their sense of fun. Plus, it's catchy music (I wonder if these guys will do an album someday) and it gives you a chance to hear a bit of the Kurdish language, one which is quite unknown to most Americans -- I immediately noticed a few resemblances to Persian, to which Kurdish is closely related. That's the ISIS flag in the background, of course. Video found via Frank Moraes.