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The persons & events in this story are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional.




CAVE BOOK CLUB
Cave in Tora Bora, Afghanistan. Mohammed is tearing up Ahmed's book and making himself a cigarette with marihuana.
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AHMED TO MOHAMMED: Mohammed ! When you asked me for Noam Chomsky's new book you promised you would actually read it!
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AHMED: I hadn't even finished highlighting my favorite quotes!
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AHMED: Tearing up books to roll joints is not only barbaric -- it's plain stupid! For while it is possible to re-read a book it is not possible to re-smoke it!
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MOHAMMED: You are a close-minded white middle class conservative pig, Ahmed. My approach to books is as good as any other! You wouldn't have argued if you weren't such a close-minded white middle class conservative pig you are. Therefore, you're a close-minded white middle class conservative pig.
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AHMED: You monster! You've smoked all my favorite books!
MOHAMMED: Favorite, shmavorite . . . That's what's wrong with your approach -- uneven experience ! whereas I find all books equally satisfying. Look at you! You're a nervous wreck and I'm a healthy, wholesome lad.
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MOHAMMED: This is how I fight America -- it now has two major enemies -- drugs and terrorism. An enemy of my enemy is my friend. Have you heard of a war on books? Drugs make me a better terrorist than books.
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MOHAMMED: But unlike you, Ahmed, I keep my mind open. I never said my approach is better than yours. I concede that both approaches offer an equally elevating experience.
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AHMED: I guess you're right . . . It's quite fortunate that the greed-driven Western capitalists print books in thousands of copies to maximize return on the investment
MOHAMMED: Your voice is funny.

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