Farris Hassan's Dayoff

Farris Hassan's Dayoff

If there ever was a television news story that deserved to be made into a movie based loosely on a true story, (or was that James Frey's A Million Little Pieces) it has to be about Harris Fassan's Dayoff. The plot is rather simple, you have a 16 year old student who decides to start his Christmas vacation a week earlier than everyone else in school to embark upon an unbelievable trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Baghdad, Iraq via Beruit to check out the December 16th elections.

I'd like to thank Tex MacRae from Unfairwitness for providing me with the background information that prompted the cartoons. And of course Harris Fassan for having bravado to lie to the MSM (who doesn't question anyone or anything these days until it is too late) about taking a trip to Baghdad without the knowledged of your parents.

Surely a student in an "immersion journalism" class would realize that the real story would eventually come to light.


Blogger historymike said...

Cool artwork, Mac.

That kid is lucky to even be alive for us to shake our heads over, though.

1/17/2006 7:29 PM  

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