There’s a certain style of pitch-black humor — one often encounters it among Eastern Europeans of a certain age — that seems to sustain people caught under illiberal thumbs. Egyptian blogger Big Pharaoh serves up a classic slice:
There was a solidarity rally in front of the Danish embassy in Washington. The rally was led by Christopher Hitchens. I’m thinking of organizing the same rally in Cairo. I just need 70 bodyguards, 3 armored humvees, plenty of tear gas, and 3 helicopters to immediately airlift the participants in case things got nasty. If you would like to participate please register your name by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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