You have to be kiddingIn the category of things that would have been better for the world than the 9/11 hijacking is what amounts to apparently another plan Al-Qaida had cooked up in the works.
Kidnap Russell Crowe.
That's right. I'm awaiting outside confirmation of this from someone other than Russell, specifically from Bin Ladin himself. That aside, Crowe has announced that in 2001, shortly before being named best actor for Gladiator, "Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network wanted to kidnap him as part of a "cultural destabilization plot."
Is American culture really this shallow? Could the same people who rightly identified what symbolized and epitomized US cultural values in the 9/11 plot actually have thought kidnapping Russell Crowe would have destablaized culture? Especially if this plot was cooked up post LA Confidential? I don't want to go so far as to wish that Al-Qaida had kidnapped Russell Crowe, but still, he's terrible. Take a look at this picture before you judge me for hating Russell Crowe.
Unrelated but required is restating an open reward for anyone who can locate actual Josta for me. I have been searching for two years now and have found nothing. If you find it, I will be endentured to you. (This is in reference to a side discussion regarding Josta in the comments of a previous post.)