Wednesday, August 23, 2006
International affairs and foreign concepts in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• A new restaurant in Mumbai, India, has sparked outrage with its name — The Hitler’s Cross. The décor features portraits of the former German leader, along with swastikas and Nazi colors. “We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” said owner Punit Shablok. “We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.” The restaurant manager added, “This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal.” Entrees are probably baked in Auschwitz ovens.
• A Sudanese writer claiming to have been Osama bin Laden’s captive mistress has penned a memoir that reveals the terrorist leader has a crush on Whitney Houston. The writer said bin Laden joked about knocking off Bobby Brown and inviting Houston into his harem. “He mentioned her constantly, how beautiful she is, what a nice smile, how truly Islamic she is, but just brainwashed by American culture and her husband,” said the memoirist. Um, Whitney’s “brainwashing” can be attributed to foreign substances versus American culture.