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 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: erikalbany 
Date:   06-02-12 14:55

To pick up on our recent Onion conversation. . .

http://www.theonion.com/articles/ahmadinejad-kind-of-getting-back-into-old-rem-agai,28139/

"Recently, aides confirmed Ahmadinejad's relationship with Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei, who agreed with the president's remarks that Israel should be wiped off the map, had been strained after the ayatollah issued a fatwa declaring R.E.M. had "totally sold out" with the release of Green."



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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: rhettlawrence 
Date:   06-03-12 02:40

Pretty hilarious. I like this one:

"I was already into the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, and Pylon, but R.E.M was like the perfect mixture of jangle pop and college rock, plus they had this really atmospheric quality that was all their own," said the man the terrorist group al-Qaeda once blasted for spreading conspiracy rumors about the 9/11 attacks.

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: HollowbodyKay 
Date:   06-05-12 10:29

I guess expecting him to be into A Flock of Seagulls would have been too obvious?

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: Delvin 
Date:   06-05-12 12:32

And The Cure? Too implausible/ironic.

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: erikalbany 
Date:   06-05-12 12:35

"I guess expecting him to be into A Flock of Seagulls would have been too obvious?"

Now that there is a good one.

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: rhettlawrence 
Date:   06-05-12 13:28

Took me a minute, but yes - well played, Kay.

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: Delvin 
Date:   06-05-12 15:12

Okay, I admit, I'm the slow one today. Erik, Rhett, can you toss me a clue here?



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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: breno 
Date:   06-05-12 15:15

Sing the chorus of their first big hit to yourself and you'll get it.

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: erikalbany 
Date:   06-05-12 19:11

"I ran so far away..."

I didn't get it at first either, Delvin; Kay lobbed a comedy grenade.

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: breno 
Date:   06-05-12 22:57

I actually did think the song was "Iran" the first time I saw the track listing of the album when it came out.

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 Re: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & REM
Author: mats84 
Date:   06-06-12 08:38


There had to be an opportunity for some kind of a "World Leader Pretend" joke in here somewhere Onion staff. Geesh.




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