I have a test in my Middle Eastern history course tomorrow afternoon, and it may very well kick my behind. But I might be able to kick its behind, such is yet to be determined. If you will so oblige me (you don't really have a choice, unless you want to boycott reading this post until the next one), I am going to review my notes here on The Daily Bailey. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Alphabet of the Middle East:
Bar Kochba Revolt
Inner struggle (greater jihad)
Universal health care (way back in the day, it was a reality)
Written language (cuneiform)
Yeshua ben Joseph
You'll have to do your own googling/Wikipedia-ing to find out what all of these things mean, unless you're already an expert, in which case I'm going to need your phone number so you can be my tutor. Did I mention I love this class and am drooling all over my notes? And I really really want to go to the M.E. now.