Thursday, October 27, 2011

Now, this is black humor

The anti-Israel "occupy" protesters in the video I embedded earlier today  mentioned that there was an Israeli film festival in Chicago that they want to censor.

I just looked at the films being shown there, and one of them shows that terrorism has given Israelis the blackest humor on the planet.

Here is the description of short comedy feature Qassamba:
Yossi is a 3rd year student in the Sapir College near Sderot. One day, Yossi meets Michal in the Shelter during a “Red Color" alarm and he falls in love. The problem is that Michal rarely visits Yossi's Campus. Yossi reallizes that he will only be able to see her again if he arranges "Code Red" alarm during Michal's visits, therfore, Yossi and his roomate Simon close a deal with two Hamas activists.

Unexpectedly, it turns out that almost everyone in the campus, has an interest in having a "Code Red" alarm at a certain point in time. Including the College President.

The love story between Yossi and Michal leads to an upside-down world in which Qassam rockets play a positive role….

The trailer:

When you are always in danger of being blown up at random, one way to cope is by joking about it.

I happen to like this kind of humor, but I imagine it would offend a lot of people. (And that others would happily use it against Israel, but what else is new?)

(h/t Ian)