Monday, May 11, 2009

Burn Baby Burn!

Tonight is Lag BaOmer, my least favorite Israeli holiday. Last year I blogged the following rant. I'm quite proud of it.

"On top of it all, today is Lag BaOmer. The day that Israel goes crazier than usual and burns all the wood in the country. We have very few trees here in this desert we call home. All the wood we need is imported from various depleted rain forests around the world. Once a year, we encourage all our children to rob building sites and steal anything that can burn, then set about maximizing our carbon footprint by lighting bonfires on every available patch of land. Everything that can light is burned. The air gets full of soot. No one sleeps because teenagers spend the night screaming at each other over the flames of burning Vodka bottles. The supermarket trolleys that are stolen to move the giant piles of wood lifted from building sites are left standing charred in fire's ashes like the buildings of Hiroshima. Over the course of the night the hospitals are filled with Darwin Award candidates sporting varying degrees of body burns."

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