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March 17, 2011      Share

There has to be one day of the year when
we can also talk about *Irish* terrorists.

The Top 9 Differences
Between Al-Qaida and the IRA

9> You can actually understand Al-Qaida members when they speak
in English.

8> The IRA has better wakes.

7> They’re both fond of green, but one wears it and the other
waves it.

6> After a successful operation, IRA members get smashed, but
Al-Qaida operatives will be bombed.

5> U2 sings about one. UAVs fly about the other.

4> Al-Qaida really hates the Brits; the IRA really, really hates
the Brits.

3> One is a terrorist organization and the other is an investment

2> Al-Qaida operatives would walk a mile for a Camel. IRA members
prefer Lucky Strikes.

and the Number 1 Difference Between Al-Qaida and the IRA…
1> American supporters of Al-Qaida can get called in front of
Congress. American supporters of the IRA can get elected to



Selected from 28 submissions from 8 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC — 1, 5, 9 (3-day pass!), Banner
tag (27th #1)
Marty McCullen, Gettysburg, PA — 2
Mark Weiss, Austin, TX — 3
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA — 4, 7, 8 (3-day pass!)
Glenn Anthony, San Carlos, CA — 6
Michael Cunningham, Woodridge, IL — 9
Colonel Howie, The Pentagon, VA — Topic
Kilroy, Washington, DC — Graffitist

RUNNERS UP list — Sons o’Guns

AQ: Recruits members with edginess.
IRA: Recruits members with a Guinness.
     (Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC)

AQ: Dreams of nukes from A.Q. Khan.
IRA: Dreams of gold from a leprechaun.
     (Colonel Howie, The Pentagon, VA)

IRA plan: Reach people by “Erin Go Bragh.”
AQ plan: Reach people by air and go blam.
     (Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC)

IRA: Everyone fighting has a cousin in America.
AQ: Everyone’s fighting ’cause sin’s in America.
     (Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC)

Runners Up list name
     (Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA)