Pakistan: Blog-o-hiding

I'm writing this post from the confines of my newly acquired underground bunker. The reason for opting for a subterrestrial crib is not because I am paranoid about an impending Middle East conflict turning nuclear (although that is a pretty good reason) but because my blog popularity has soared for measly fan following of two to a colossal following of 3 and half. The half represents a three-legged Dachshund fascinated with my sad attempts at political satire. With such a large group of fanatical admirers of my blog, I have decided to go into hiding in my new secret grotto, so that I shall not be inundated with requests for autographs.

Today's round-up includes an interesting mix of Pakistani blog posts, which includes the written word, podcast and video commentary. We'll start of with the latest hit piece from the Fountainhead detailing the fall of the Roaming Empire.

Nothing can be sadder than the fact that a country that welcomed to its bosom victims of the abuse of other powers for centuries, finally became the greatest abuser of power itself. And in so doing, wrote its own epitaph.

The Glasshouse remains optimistic faced with the seriousness of the US-Iran conflict.

These days I often come across people who seem apprehensive about the possibility of war between the US and Iran. Your Blogger, being a habitual optimist, likes to believe that what we are witnessing is no more than another example of the Bush Administration’s predilection for sabre-rattling.

I have to tell you that my new cavernous residence is rather palatial. It includes an underground lake, two huge power generators, a computer with 24-hour internet access and 2 years supply of spam and Twinkies to address my special dietary needs.

Suspectpaki, one of my oldest blogger friends, unfortunately due to ill health cannot currently do much writing for his blog due to problems with his eyesight. He has opted to do a podcast instead, providing an off-the-cuff rant which turns out to be a coherent social and political commentary. You must all have a listen.

Another Pakistani blogger, Bring The Funny (aka Sami Shah) whose posts I have closely followed over the last few months, not just because he does extremely witty commentary but because he is also a professional stand-up comic. Finally after much insistence from myself and I'm sure many other fans, he has manage to include audio and video clip links to his stand up act. I highly recommend checking them out because his jokes are very topical.

Finally, I provide my analysis on the Scooter Libby conviction. Not only is this article profound in its content but it was recently nominated for the Best Actor award for satire impersonating as a serious news post.

I'm signing out now and I shall go relax in my new residence, which very closely resembles the Bat Cave. The only difference is instead of Alfred (Batman's butler), I have this very seedy, bearded individual serving as my man servant, who now that I think about it, looks suspiciously like Ossama Bin Laden. Oh damn, help!

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