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December 1, 2011

"Pulp Fiction" in Tehran — Strangest photos of the week

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Page 16 of yesterday's Wall Street Journal featured the picture above, accompanying a continuation of a front page story about Tuesday's storming of the British Embassy in Tehran.

The caption for the photo: "Iranian protesters stormed the gates of the British Embassy compound in Tehran, where they damaged property and ransacked offices."

I must admit I did a double-take when I looked closely at the large photo/poster in the center being carried away by a demonstrator: it's from Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film, "Pulp Fiction."

Apparently, judging from the frame that surrounds it, it once graced a wall in an office in the embassy.

I wonder whose?

Making the news photo even odder is that the proud new owner of the poster appears to be sharing bodies with a heavily-armed Siamese-twin-like John Travolta-Samuel L. Jackson person.

In the context of the events surrounding the picture, beyond surreal.

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Note added at 11:38 a.m. today: Reader wombat commented, "Equally weird is that that's the second time today I've seen that guy with that poster. What on earth could be the draw? 

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Fantastico!

Any more sightings, send 'em here and I'll put them right up.

I'd love to see that poster in its new home.

Who knows, maybe one of my Iranian readers will go above and beyond and make it happen.

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Note added at 12:43 p.m. today: Reader wombat (aka Steven Wilson) is all over this, with two more photos (below).

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He wrote, "Here are two more incidences of that guy with the poster I found using my highly-specialized investigative skills (searching google for "'pulp fiction' tehran").

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That's what makes my Crack Research Team©™® great.

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TRUTH is always stranger than "Pulp" Fiction.

Posted by: Saul | Dec 1, 2011 4:52:08 PM

Equally weird is that that's the second time today I've seen that guy with that poster. What on earth could be the draw?

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/a-hump-dar-43.jpg?w=500

Posted by: wombat | Dec 1, 2011 10:41:29 AM

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