Monday, 6 July 2009

Popeye Meets Ali Baba

Introducing a childhood favourite of mine from 1937 (no, I'm not that old; I just meant the show in general was a favourite, but I came to it a few generations late), "Popeye the Sailor and Ali Baba's 40 Thieves", in which an Arab (meaning, of course, Muslim) raiding party led by "Abu Hassan" (Brutus), who refers to himself as "the terror of every village and town", steal things from helpless villagers and then enslave Olive Oyl, just as their forefathers of old did. Can Popeye and his spinach save the girl and the day?

They don't make 'em like this anymore. If they did, CAIR would be rabid.

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