Iranian media mistakes Kasper Hauser comedy group as a "virtual reality 'terrorist' group," of "cyber hackers"


Kasper Hauser, the comedy group that wrote the supremely funny parody of the SkyMall catalog called SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane, has a new book out called Obama's Blackberry, which the Iranian media seems to think is some kind of terrorist hacker document. Jesse Thorn says:

The Iranian State-funded english-language TV network Press TV is currently reporting that Kasper Hauser, the noted "virtual reality 'terrorist' group," of "cyber hackers" have plans to "circulate President Barack Obama's private text messages."
Press TV wrote:
American publisher Little Brown has decided to circulate President Barack Obama's private text messages after cyber hackers cracked into his Blackberry.

The publisher announced plans to expose the president's messages on June 8.

"Virtual reality 'terrorist' group Kasper Hauser" hack into Obama's Blackberry


  1. A good example of what happens when you don’t read the F’ing link ;]

    (Something I fail to do as often as anyone, to be honest).

  2. some Irani students still have a sense of humour. Hope they keep their government jobs. Though being servile to some illiterate bearded bozo who owes his job to going to mosque twelve times a day must gall.

  3. It’s nice to know that, given all of the differences between the Muslim autocracy in Iran and the Christian autocracy that dominates the right wing in America, they still share a complete vacuum in their skulls where normal people house a sense of humor.

    1. I find Ahmadinejad very similar to Bush. They’re both affable, not very bright, tools of their ideological masters and have no problem killing civil rights and anyone who gets on their nerves.

  4. After reading the intro comment I said to my wife “I didn’t know Obama’s blackberry was cracked.” Between laughs she sputtered out “you could go a lot of different directions with that one!”

    I guess you had to be there…

  5. I wish I could be a cyber hacker, but I don’t really have the talent for the maths, or the money for cyberware implants.

  6. The book probably isn’t worth the price (most humor books take about five minutes to read), but that cover is pretty funny.

  7. @9, @11,

    Have you read anything by Kasper Hauser? They’re pretty great. They do good comedy! I highly recommend their stuff.

  8. @#13, Davin, yes I have seen their work and heard their performances… Not funny. If you ever need another copy of “SkyMaul” I can score a few from the local thirft shop. Maybe $2 totes?

  9. A lovely comic footnote to President Obama’s call for greater dialogue between America and the Muslim world. Maybe at least we’ll understand each other’s jokes better!

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