By Ollie Irish
“I see you, octopus, with your decadent tentacles. I see you and I catch you and then I eat you. I eat the West.”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, leader of Iran, says Paul the Pscyhic Octopus is a symbol of all that is wrong with the western world. Oi, you leave Paul alone!
The Iranian president accused Octopus Paul of spreading “western propaganda and superstition”. What a twat (Ahmadinejad, not Paul) – Paul spreads nothing but love and capitalism.
He also claimed that the octopus is a symbol of decadence and decay among “his enemies”.
“Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values,” he said during a speech in Tehran at the weekend.
Okay, he’s got a point. Anyone who does believe in the veracity of a psychic mollusc does need to reexamine their lifestyle.
Thanks to @garyandrews for the tip.