Article copyThe Halliburton-Crittenden industrial-journalistic complex's war profiteering expedition 'n Iraq sounds more like picking peanuts out of poo compared to this industrious Iraqi fellow's venture. But then, he had connections.
Now, I never wear a watch(1), and as far as I'm concerned, goldy always rime with tacky. I also have a fine Swiss-steel bayonet that makes a terrific hunting dagger, so you can keep your piece of Saddamite rust, Jules.
However, if you ever consider selling the brass profile of Saddam, I have a toilet door that fits. Give me a quote.
Apart from that, I really want to know how one can hide "among [one's] personal belongings millions in souvenirs", when I've been to the US only once, and hardly managed to pack a few tee-shirts(2) in my luggage on the way back.
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2778 - NevadaDailySteve
NevadaDailySteve Nevada, Missouri
Millions of dollars worth of Iraqi collectibles? Jules must have one of those suitcases that are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside. I did go over and look at some of that stuff that Wihaib guy is offering. A lot of it is pretty tacky:
The thing looks like a rooster high on LSD mated with a teapot. Yeah, I really want to spend my hard earned $$ on this: www.wihaib.com/collection/plates_and_vases/PICT0760.jpg
What a conny-sewer Saddam was.
2779 - the dissident frogman
the dissident frogman France
Steve: Agreed on the tacky stuff.
Now, I'd love to add "conny-sewer" to my list of cool colloquialisms, but I need to make sure it means what I think it means. Would you care to elaborate a bit for this fervent English (self-)learner?
2780 - floridasuzie
DF, I believe Steve is using an American bastardized slang of French (Steve corect me if I'm wrong). My personal favorite is mon-sewer, that I pretty much find a way to slip in somewhere daily - usually on my son's voice mail - even if I am the only person who thinks it's funny.
2781 - Valerie, Texas
Yes, Steve is using a sort of "red neck's guide to fancy Frenchie words."
As for the crap collection. Well we see how well that "mostly silver" Koran Sodamn Insane kept near him for protection and blessing worked out.
2782 - Iwo Gina
Iwo Gina Maryland
Suzie: I'm pretty partial to "mercy-buckets", myself. (Hee-yuk! :P)
2783 - floridasuzie
"mercy-buckets" lol, thanks, that's a new one on me, I'll use that on my son next and give him a break from the ol' mon-sewer which he was sick of the second time I said it
2785 - Banjo
The only thing I saw worthwhile in that collection was copies of Saddam's novel, which were published to near-universal acclaim in Iraq. (The dissenter was hung on a meat hook followed before being fed into a wood chipper). It doesn't say whether the author signed the books.