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Saudi Arabian Textbook Shows Yoda Joining The UN (bbc.com) 87

Long-time Slashdot reader Mikkeles quotes the BBC: Saudi Arabia's education minister has apologised for the production of a school textbook in which the Star Wars character Yoda is seen superimposed on a photograph of the late King Faisal... The image, which shows the diminutive Jedi Master sitting beside King Faisal as he signs the UN Charter in 1945, was created by the Saudi artist Shaweesh. He told the BBC it was not yet clear how it had ended up in the textbook... The 2013 artwork, entitled United Nations (Yoda), is part of a series in which symbols of American pop culture -- ranging from Captain America to Darth Vader -- are superimposed onto archive photos of historical events... Shaweesh said he included Yoda because, like King Faisal, he was "wise, strong and calm".
"Someone should have checked the image before printing," he added.
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Saudi Arabian Textbook Shows Yoda Joining The UN

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 24, 2017 @03:38AM (#55253305)

    Check their sources they did not.

    • All stories are true. Make sure yours is a good one. Sure from our perspective it hasn't happened yet, but it will. All times are soon, and the supernatural is merely another term for artificial.
  • by mentil ( 1748130 ) on Sunday September 24, 2017 @03:52AM (#55253323)

    This reminds me of the time the BBC aired the logo for the fictional United Nations Space Command (from the Halo series) instead of the real logo for the real organization United Nations Security Council. Apparently noone checks images when it comes to the UN, but goes with the first google result.

    • This reminds me of the time the BBC aired the logo for the fictional United Nations Space Command (from the Halo series) instead of the real logo for the real organization United Nations Security Council.

      If anyone's old enough to remember Gerry Anderson's "U.F.O." television series . . . I always thought that CNN could have generated more interest with the American public for the Space Shuttle Program, if they had "unintentionally mixed up" live coverage of Mission Control in Houston with scenes of SHADO command centers on the Earth and Moonbase.

      If we had seen more female space flight technicians with purple hair in tinfoil miniskirts and bikinis, the Space Shuttle would still be flying today!

  • . . . also cause a bit of a fuss when found showing The Prophet doing Tequila Slammers with The Very Late King Faisal at a sleazy Nevada Lap & Pole Dance dive . . . but it's nothing that you would want to lose your head over . . .

    The Very Late King Faisal still enjoys his round of bridge on Thursday afternoons with Elvis, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix on their island in the South Pacific . . .

  • ... doesn't mean it hasn't been altered. Like that time Bert appeared on an osama bin laden poster [ucsb.edu].
  • Behold the true power of the Meh side.
  • Saudi Arabia? You mean where the 911 bombers came from?
    • Bombers usually have bombs.

      And yes, that Saudi Arabia. Did you think it might have been a different Saudi Arabia?

  • by udachny ( 2454394 ) on Sunday September 24, 2017 @06:42AM (#55253585) Journal

    Joined the dark side Yoda has.

  • by Dave Emami ( 237460 ) on Sunday September 24, 2017 @06:44AM (#55253587) Homepage
    "Adventure! Hmph! Excitement! Hmph! A Jihadi craves not these things!"
  • When Osama bin Laden was killed, the posters and T-Shirts of the protesters in Bangladesh had picture of Osama with the Seasme Street character Bart. It was hilarious!
  • Not the first time taking the first result from a Google Search has bit someone in the ass.

    Bert from Sesame street appeared next to Osama Bin Laden on some protest posters in Bangladesh back in 2001.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sou... [bbc.co.uk]

  • You had me laughing at "Saudi Arabian Textbook," but then the Yoda thing...yeah.

    It's especially funny when I think of all the people who would have seen this, having the opportunity to notice that someone who was clearly not human was in the picture...and still did nothing. Which, of course, goes back to why I find the phrase "Saudi Arabian Textbook" so hilarious.

  • King Faisal was Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • The farce is strong with this one...

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