Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah

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this is what you get when people take cartoons a lil bit toooo far…

Posted by abu ameerah on Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I heard about this on the news the other day…and it was weird then…but it seems even more strange upon further inspection. Forget the Simpsons movie folks — this is the Simpsons in “real life” or at least it seems that way. I don’t know, but I think this media studnt may prove to be the bane of the rather well manicured existence that Indian-Americans have carved out for themselves in this “great land of opportunity”. Nonetheless, why is it that the character who is the owner/manager of the Kwik-E-Mart on the Simpsons cartoon, Apu Nahasapeemahpehtilon, resembles nearly every aspiring Indian Computer Science/Medical/Engineering student that I have ever encountered in my life? Anyway, without further ado, the real-life Kwik-E-Mart…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/01/AR2007070101013.html

 

http://www.gazette.net/stories/070407/hyatnew194500_32357.shtml

 

http://dcist.com/2007/07/02/thank_you_come.php

 

http://www.newsday.com/business/am-simpsons0703,0,532213.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

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The reader may notice that my spelling of Apu’s last name differs from what others take as the more conventional spelling. This is because I believe my spelling of Apu‘s last name is more accurate. Apu is also married and has eight children (octuplets). His wife goes by the name Manjula.

Note to Self: Avoid 7-11’s with KWIK-E-MART theme for the next few weeks months. Also, urge those of South Asian descent Desi FoB-ishness (who fit the Apu profile) to avoid these convenient stores as well. If you, or someone you know, fit this profile than I beseech you not to go to the 7-11 KWIK-E-MARTs. If you are not aware of the Apu profile, here it is in all its Desi glory:

apu-n.gif

 

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2 Responses to “this is what you get when people take cartoons a lil bit toooo far…”

  1. You do know Simpsons has been in this country for more than a decade? Boycotting Kwik-E-Marts wouldn’t do much. Especially since many Muslims own 7-11s (and now probably Kwik-E-Marts). You would be technically boycotting Muslims.

  2. @ RYDER:

    “You do know Simpsons has been in this country for more than a decade?”

    Actually the Simpsons (as a comedic concept) has been around for two decades. Think back to the old (and annoying) Tracy Ullman Show. You probably don’t remember since you were like just a Wee-Ryder in those days. Infant-Ryder perhaps?

    Anyway, the Simpsons really took off as a comedy sitcom in late ’89 I believe and it was in that year that they (The Simpsons) were featured on the cover of the TV Guide (at least the local one that came inside the Washington Post). It sounds pathetic…but I still remember holding on to that particular TV Guide. I know….WHAT A LOSER!

    “…Especially since many Muslims own 7-11s…”

    Well they shouldn’t. Since that last time I checked it was Haraam for Muslims to sell: Beer (Alcohol), Pork, Porn, and Lotto Tickets. Times have changed (for the worst unfortuntately) so the great Sidi’s of our day have probably issued a fatwa allowing the sale of these things as well.

    On a different note, I remember that back in ’97 or ’98, Sidi Hanson attacked the Simpsons and urged that Muslims children should be prevented from watching the Simpsons. Not because the Simpsons used foul language or that TV was a waste of time, mind you. He urged parents not to allow their children the Simpsons because he (Hanson) said that the producer of the show, Matt Groening, was an atheist and therefore he would be infusing the program with atheistic ideas.

    Sidi Hanson…did you forget the broader society around you is one of disbelief (Kufr). Sidi Hanson, did you not realize that the very government you are now a cheerleader for — is also a Government that promotes atheistic values ???!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    “You would be technically boycotting Muslims.”

    –So. Who says we can’t boycott Muslims? When the Yemeni business community sells liquor in the ghetto … should we not boycott them?

    Akhi…just because someone is Muslim…we don’t assist them in promoting their sin. This is part of what we refer to as “Enjoining the good and Forbidding the evil”

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