Monday, May 22, 2006

Baghdad's Lionel Richie Obsession


There is good news that comes out of Iraq, there is sad news that comes out of Iraq.

And then there is news that is just too weird to categorize either way.

Apparently, Germany has David Hasselhof, and Iraq has . . . Lionel Richie?!?

According to the story linked above, for some inexplicable reason Lionel Richie ("All Night Long," "Running With the Night," "Hello") is wildly popular in Baghdad.

I can just see it now, a bunch of Mahdi Army thugs hiding out somewhere in Sadr City, cleaning their rifles and listening to "Say You, Say Me."

Like I said, sometimes this place is just weird.