General Pervez Musharraf VS. Zombies
November 27, 2002 7:27 AM   Subscribe

General Pervez Musharraf VS. Zombies. Does the Pakistani leader really have any business being in a pub in England drinking and attacking the undead? Let's hear it for quiet, non-stereotypical uses of turbanized humans. (I wish Boutros-Boutros Ghali would make an appearance in Spongebob Squarepants)
posted by clango (8 comments total)
where is pervez musharrif?

The guy in the turban dosn't look anything like him, and in this one they say his name is sanjay.

As you can see, totaly diffrent.
posted by delmoi at 8:06 AM on November 27, 2002

Yes. While the comic is good I am highly disappointed by the lack of any actual Musharraf-vs.-zombie action.
posted by furiousthought at 8:17 AM on November 27, 2002

Yeah, I am very disappointed with the lack of any actual Musharraf-vs.-zombie action too.
P.S. It's not a self-link, I thought it was, but Scary Ground is just hosted on clango's server.
posted by riffola at 8:37 AM on November 27, 2002

I don't get this at all? First of all, the turban is worn by Sikhs in general - it's Sikh-Chic! (sorry) - and isn't a geographically isolated phenomena. In fact it is far from an uncommon sight in England. It's true that the turban has been used as an oriental attribute - especially in Victorian-era fiction, but this is something I've rarely encountered today.

The compuer game Hitman II was recalled and rewritten when people took offense to a mission where you had to kill several turban clad persons. The claim was that this was racist. That was arguably hardly the case as the mission IIRC was based on real life, historic clashes between Sikh community and other Indian religions (whether it was Hindu or Islam I can't remember). Nonetheless (and quite understandably) offensive to the Sikh the game was rewritten.

The point, however, remains that people cried "racism" / "orientalism" when they saw the enemy was wearing turbans regardless that the context would make it more conspicious if the enemy hadn't worn turbans.

Sikhs wearing turbans isn't an image formed by prejudice, it's a fact of life. It's not a symbol of orientalism or of barbarism, it's a symbol of their religion. No more or less important to them as a crucifix might be to a Christian.
posted by cx at 8:37 AM on November 27, 2002

Yeah, what gives? We were promised Musharraf-v.-zombie, now get to animating and quit referring to Arab/Persian/Pakistani/India/etc... peoples as "turbanized humans" they don't refer to Americans as cell-phonized or fat-assized or whatever else is ubiquitous to our "culture"!
posted by Pollomacho at 8:50 AM on November 27, 2002

i loved bobbins while allison still worked on it, but i'd forgotten about SGR until just now. this is pretty cool, and i see a lot of the characters from bobbins make appearances in SGR.
posted by moz at 9:31 AM on November 27, 2002

they don't refer to Americans as cell-phonized or fat-assized or whatever else is ubiquitous to our "culture"!

dumb link, but at least pollomacho's comment gave me a laugh.
posted by donkeyschlong at 9:52 AM on November 27, 2002

What is this, ZombieFilter?
posted by planetkyoto at 4:45 PM on November 27, 2002

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