December 23, 2004

He Don't Roll On Shabbos

Especially now that he's dead.

The New York papers reported the somewhat surprising news this morning that the late Palestinian leader/terrorist Yasser Arafat invested money in the company that owned Bowlmoor Lanes, a hipster-inclined bowling alley in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

It sounds funny on the surface, yes, but let's not read too much into it, or start any boycotts or anything- the business connection between the late goon and the alley was tangential at best, as a company owned by Arafat invested in another company which was tied to the company that owns Bowlmoor.

In other words, Bowlmoor didn't know it was in bed with Arafat, and Arafat likely had never heard of Bowlmoor either, or even bowling itself. So don't worry- Bowlmoor's future as a hipster hangout/Bar Mitzvah distination is likely secure.

Esther has more.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 23, 2004 05:48 PM
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