Sunday, July 23, 2006


Well, yeah.

"Parvin Heydari, an Iranian mother of two, was flipping back and forth between the nightly news and Oprah when a bulletin on an Iranian state channel caught her attention. It urged Iranians to boycott what it called "Zionist products," including those made by Pepsi, Nestlé and Calvin Klein, and warned that profits from such products "are converted into bullets piercing the chests of Lebanese and Palestinian children."

As hard as it is to imagine underwear being converted into bullets, I am having just as hard of a time imagining an Iranian mother watching Oprah. This week she gets to learn how to wear a bra properly. "Turn flat, saggy, and busty befores into beautiful afters! Change your bra, change your life!" (that is actual advertisement for this week, I kid you not. The following are real as well) Or maybe she caught one of February shows, "Women Who Use Sex to Find Love." or "The Young Boy Lured into Becoming an Internet Porn Star." Or maybe last month's, "Secret Sex in the Suburbs" or "Gay For 30 Days."

Good grief. I hope they don't get Jerry Springer.