An excerpt from a literary publication.

Not Your Father’s Taliban

by Andy Borowitz March 8, 2010

TALIBAN OVERHAUL IMAGE TO WIN ALLIES

The Taliban have embarked on a sophisticated information war, using modern media tools as well as some old-fashioned ones, to soften their image. . . . The dictates include bans on suicide bombings against civilians, burning down schools, or cutting off ears, lips and tongues. —The Times.

Isn’t it time you took another look at . . . the Taliban™?

Not your father’s Taliban™. The New Taliban™. TalibanLite™.

We know what you’re thinking: “The Taliban™? Aren’t they the dudes who blow up shit and cut off body parts?”

LOL! You’re thinking of the Old Taliban™.

How do we know what you’re thinking?

Focus groups.

You’re, like, “Focus groups? Since when do the Taliban™ do focus groups?”

We’re, like, “Since Domino’s Pizza started doing them.”

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2010/03/08/100308sh_shouts_borowitz#ixzz0h4obzzTj

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