Saturday, January 12, 2008


I sometimes flick through to those 'scrapbook news stories' fed onto my blog... and here is one that really caught my eye.

It is satire (well I had to read it at least twice to realise that NO-ONE makes the type of ink pad and stickers they reckon are all the range) - but apparantly 'Scrapbooking Popular Among Iraqi Insurgents'

The story goes... (and you can click at any time to see the unabridged version)

Unconfirmed sources report that scrapbooking has become a popular past time for members of the Iraqi insurgency. US military sources indicate that Iraqi scrapbooks have been turning up during raids more and more. The Iraqi terrorists, like many people, apparently find scrapbooking a relaxing way to take a break from their busy stress filled lives.

Scrapbooking experts are surprised by the sophistication of the work being done by the Iraqi insurgents in the field. "These guys aren't messing around." says scrapbook expert Stan Julian of Scrapbooking Magazine. "They are using great locally made papers, very intricate die cuts and are making very daring cropping choices. They prefer the small albums rather than the large size Americans prefer, but under the circumstances I think the small size is a good choice."

"It makes sense to me." Says Amanda Buhl, of Scrapbook USA, a scrapbooking supply store in Valdosta Georgia. "scrapbooking is a great way to mark special events in a person's life and is also very relaxing. I love to sit down after a long hard day and just take a minute to scrapbook a happy moment in my life. It makes me feel good and makes me appreciate how lucky I am. The Iraqi insurgents are in the middle of an epic struggle between good and evil, but they are humans too who fell the need to mark special events. Sure they maybe scrapbooking the completion of suicide bomber training and not birthdays, but the feelings are the same."

And if ONE news story was not enough - scrapbooking extremism made the National papers in the US! Truly worth a read and a browse this fine morning, as it is well written (all about the KC Hall of Fame 'scandal' - click HERE to read it for yourself.) If I took one thing from that article, it was that KC's NOT taking the offer to teach in London has probably been her demise {insert tongue firmly in cheek}

What revelations for a Saturday morning... Global dominance is on the horizon with more revelations to follow ;)

Have a good Weekend,
Becks x

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