Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

What’s wrong with this picture?

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Blog Guy, I’ve been seeing photos of well-armed rebels in Yemen in recent days, and I notice a lot of swollen cheeks. Are those plucky lads in need of major dental care?

No, don’t worry about that. These guys are just getting stoned on a leaf called qat.

According to Wikipedia, qat contains an amphetamine-like stimulant which is said to cause excitement and euphoria.

But…but…but… That one guy is holding a huge honking rocket-propelled grenade! Should he be doing that?

Letting the qat out of the bag…

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Blog Guy, I read with interest your item about the goofy protesters in Yemen. You know, the snake-biters, the bread-heads and so on.

So have they made progress since they started getting goofier? I’ve seen plenty of photos of angry crowds over there.