Thursday, December 11, 2014

من خطرناک هستم:  Here's a delightful -- if occasionally frightening -- story about bootleg video in Iran in the 1980s:
Watching movies, Iranian and foreign, as well as American television, had been a favorite pastime among the middle class before the revolution. As a young girl I had loved watching The Six Million Dollar Man, the American series that ran throughout the mid-1970s and which in the years before the revolution re-ran on Iranian television constantly, dubbed into Persian. When Khomeini came to power and Western media was banned, Iranians’ love for it didn’t disappear — the ban just caused many people to turn to theblack market, and to young video-men like Masoud.

Read the rest.  No indication of how to say "You can be my wingman anytime" in Farsi, however.

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