Look at the scythe of that knife!
Honey, I’m goin’ shoppin’ downtown. You want anything?
Oh yeah, daggers! We’ve got some birthdays coming up and daggers make great gifts.
Sure thing, sweetie. Who has the best daggers? Mac the Knife?
Are you nuts? That highway robber? No, I go to Blades R Us, over on 28th Street! That guy chews a lot of qat, so he’ll take whatever you offer him.
Oh and Earl, can you pick up a big machete for my hairdresser?
No, I can’t carry that much, sweetie, I was gonna walk on my hands.
Ah, that sounds about right, Earl. It’s a real nice day for it, too.
Top: A vendor sells daggers on a street in the old city of Sanaa July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
Left: A vendor sells daggers at a shop in the old city of Sanaa June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
Lower left: An anti-government protester walks on his hands during a protest to demand the ouster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz, May 10, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah