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The most romantic protests ever?

June 28, 2011

Blog Guy, I read that they’re having street protests in Casablanca. Can you give us some details?

You know I don’t like to do research.

Well, maybe you could just look at some recent photos and guess what’s going on, as usual?

Okay, okay. I’ll try to imagine some dialogue for these news pictures. Casablanca, huh?

* * * * * *

“Why did you have to come to Casablanca? There are other places.”

“I wouldn’t have come if I’d known that you were here. Believe me Rick, it’s true I didn’t know…”

“Let’s see, the last time we met… I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.”

“I can’t fight it anymore. I ran away from you once. I can’t do it again. Oh, I don’t know what’s right any longer. You have to think for both of us. For all of us.”

“All right, I will. Here’s looking at you, kid. If that bus leaves and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.”

“Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time!”

“You better hurry. You’ll miss that bus…”

* * * * * *

“Major Strasser has been bitten! Round up the usual suspects!”

“Woof! Woof!”

“Lucky, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship…”

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Top: A supporter of anti-constitution argue with a pro-monarchy activist during a demonstration after King Mohammed VI announced proposals for constitutional amendments in Casablanca June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Right: Thousands of people gather as they take part in a rally to support the government’s project for constitutional reform during a peaceful protest in Casablanca June 26, 2011. REUTERS/Macao

Left: A dog is seen on the roof of a building as people gather below during a protest in Casablanca April 24, 2011. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

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I am shocked, SHOCKED, that blog guy would rewrite lines from a movie for the purpose of garnering a cheap laugh!

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive
 

LOL! loving the “bitten” part of the monologue…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

The guy in the first photo’s nose is so large that it has actually begun to affect his posture.

Posted by hmcfabulous | Report as abusive
 

Ah, romance – ain’t it grand?

The guy in the top picture was also heard to say, “Here’s looking down on you, kid. If you accept my love, I will always keep you safe and protected under my giant nose.”

She responded with a particular hand gesture.

He said, “OK then, how much for a quickie in the back room at Rick’s?”

Posted by flamenquito | Report as abusive
 

Fabulous, Mr B — way cooler than the movie.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

Smart dog…staying above the fray.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive
 

Love – exciting and bold
Not like our bus, which is really quite old
Let it by
Or it might run over you.
The Love Bus – soon we’ll be making another stop.
The Love Bus – correct fare to ride on the top.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Very appropriate for Casablanca to have protests, street demonstrations, etc., isn’t it? Talk about “Round up the usual suspects….”

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive
 

Would have been better if the photos were B&W. ;-)

Who’s bringing the popcorn?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

BG: Love your take on the pictures. Have to admit when I read the headline I was thinking the protests might have been along the lines of “Stop, stop, don’t, don’t oh don’t stop!”

I think the dog has the best spot. Maybe the dog is
Spot, wondering if his dog treat he’ll have or have not. If only his owner would just whistle. His owner does know how to whistle, doesn’t he?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Thanks, Ladylala. Surprised to find no comment from you on today’s other post, Wild Things. I guess even you finally see that Lamar has gone too far?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing your dog he won’t know Beggin’ Strips isn’t real bacon. And just like that, –woof–, he’s gone.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Happy Holidays, Spin!
Malt, Jazz, the haiku legacy falls on your shoulders in the mean time..
Keep us entertained and Spin proud..

I agree with the dog having the best spot.. A bowl of popcorn and a Diet Coke and the dog for company… Could watch that protest all evening long…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Girl arguing on your face is HOT ! :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

@ Mr B re Wild Things: Having pleaded with you in the past to spare my Lamar from such dangerous assignments, I was too pained to comment on your callous disregard. When Doc and I have arranged for Lamar’s honorary doctorate from Yale, you will be forced to treat him with more solicitude.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

Spin, have a great holday. I render this farewell:

She doth abandon
her post as our blog bardette.
We’re left haiku-less.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

Lady, I hear what you’re saying regarding Lamar. BTW, you misspelled jail…..

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

You’re too quick, Mr B.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

Spin’s on holiday
so we’re bereft of her verse
we must carry on

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

Have fun Spin. :)

I’m disappointed you couldn’t get some pictures of macaws or similar into this story Mr B. “We’ll always have parrots…”

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

ifly, great lines from Usual Suspects..that film rocks!!

Spin, have a nice holiday, and take this haiku with you.

A break from the blog,
Bus passengers on the roof,
And a dog goes woof!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

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