April 23, 2013
NYT: Tamerlan Tsarnaev as 'The Graduate'
There's a slightly new twist on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, compliments of the venal (mean "venerable") New York Times. The dead Tsarnaev (Allah be praised) is kinda-sorta a Muslim version of Benjamin Braddock, known more commonly to movie fans as "The Graduate." Get this passage from the Old Gray Obfuscator: Yet, during his [Tsarnaev] six months in Makhachkala, according to relatives, neighbors and friends, he did not seem like a man on a mission, or training for one. Rather, they said, he was more like a recent graduate who could not quite decide what to do with himself. He slept late, hung around at home [cue "The Sounds of Silence"], visited family and helped his father renovate a storefront. Perhaps Tsarnaev attended a party in Makhachkala, and when a family friend pulled him aside to say: "One word: Plastics," sweet, confused Tamerlan thought he was referring to plastic explosives (and maybe the family friend was). To our befuddled, traumatized Tamerlan, there was quite a future in...(Read Full Post)