The Iranian Hikers

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Perhaps you are following the desperate story of the innocent hikers that got too close to the Iranian border and then got arrested? (via CBS)

You know.

Because they were just hiking and happened to get too close to the Iranian border completely by accident.

Could happen to anyone. I’m sure.


Hikers my ass.

I love hiking and I can tell you that the first place that pops into my mind for some great hiking does NOT happen to be anywhere NEAR Iran.

If you were “hiking” too close to Iran it was probably because you actually were spying because no sane person in their right mind would hike that close to the Iranian border. It’s amazing these idiots are still alive.

If I am from the United States, why would I spend all of that money for air fare to go that close to Iran to hike? The answer is that I wouldn’t.

So here we are listening to the American media and shedding a tear for these poor American boys who made just one little mistake. Those Iranian bastards had the nerve to capture “hikers” and prosecute them as spies?

Who are the unreasonable people here? I don’t like Iran at all. I’m not defending Iran here and that is not my intention but what I am defending is simple common sense.

We can’t admit that the kids are spies.

Logic can’t defend the “innocent hikers” meme.

We are left with the scenario that our boys are innocent hikers and the Iranians are bastards for arresting them and the real crime here is that neither statement is true.

Weekend Update

The building I’m in has not flooded in the 25 years the current owner has owned it…

…until now.

In the basement of this building is our computer center. It houses work stations, film and video editing hardware, and our internet “cage.”

The basement got about 18 inches of water from this last week’s overdose of rain.

Damages are ranging from $15,000 to about $20,000.

The Take That! Media office is on the 2nd floor so my loses were minimal although I do have some things stored downstairs as well.

The attitude of the guy who owns the building is amazing. To him, it’s a great excuse to replace the flooring and get rid of a bunch of things he thought should have been thrown out anyway.

The video guy has taken a big hit and it may seriously impact his business in the middle of a seriously bad economy.

When nature hits us back I’m always thankful to be still standing and humbly reminded that we simple, stupid, puny, and arrogant humans are not in charge around here. The sooner we realize this and stop pretending that we are the center of the universe, the better.

Update (9-24-11): The flood water destroyed our new washing machine. So, instead of just replacing the washer, Chuck (the owner of the building) replaced both washer and dryer with models that I swear were dropped off by NASA. At least, I feel like I need training to use them.