What our leaders have nightmares about

What our leaders have nightmares about
by Ari Siletz

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Cute version of nightmares

by Monda on

Thanks Ari for the giggles and chuckles! Actually, i haven't yet fully processed my giggles (done with chuckles though:)... nightmares are somehow Huge with me.

Do I fully comprehend your artwork here? hmm, not sure. But they sure look Unusually Cute :o) 

Anahid Hojjati

Divaneh jan, thanks for telling me what video was about

by Anahid Hojjati on

I was busy so I just saw the title. By the time I got on IC again, the post was gone. At least you got to see it.


آنکه گفت آری و آنچه "آری" گفت:


Some day I'll ask ask Ari to tell me the difference between an Icon and a leader.   

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.




Dear Anahid

by divaneh on

It was about Arabic horses. There was also another good video of some Arabic music and dancing, that I saw a part of it at work. It was good stuff and I was going to watch the rest of it. Well, we can't always have what we want.

Anahid Hojjati

Dear Ari, I got the wine for the Farsi words, thanks.

by Anahid Hojjati on

Ari jan, I got the wine that I won as result of your blog about Farsi four letter words. Thanks. It looks great. I am going to save it to drink with some family or friends in near future.

Divaneh, I never watched that video posted by the one who is not among us any more. But saw some weird words in its title. what was that?


What happened to Soutalbarut?

by divaneh on

I was quite enjoying his comments and videos. His profile has been deleted. Come back please.

Sorry Ari jaan for using your blog for this.

Ari Siletz

Glad you had thoughts on the cartoon folks

by Ari Siletz on

Some replies:

Leader = someone who has followers--whether we are among them or not. How many followers to qualify? Arbitrarily, 10,000 (or in the case of some, 10,000 men or 20,000 women).

soutalbarut: Yes, I've heard the story. It ends with the Darvish (Saadi, Zakani?) seeing the guy who goosed him on the day of execution and telling him that the tip was out of pity because he knew one day the offender would end up on the gallows with his behavior.

Sargord: Publish some cartoons of your own to give us a hint of what makes you laugh.

Redwine, Anahid, Darius, Divaneh, Hajminator besyaar lotf daarid.





How do you know my Khaleh Ari?

by divaneh on

I always thought there was something between Mir Hossein and Khaleh Reyhan.

One of your best works Ari Jaan. Very clever, very true and very to the point.



by Hajminator on

The iranian woman in the mask of the dead scaring kha.r. is a Master Piece. Dast marizad.

I would suggest to add some green to her mini-jupe but that`s just to say that I understood ;)

For Sargord, we can imagine a true passeport I.D. hunting his nights  

Anahid Hojjati

Sargord, you almost never get it, have you crashed...

by Anahid Hojjati on

Sargord, you almost never get it, have you crashed with your motorcycle too many times?

Sargord Pirouz

Kinda bummed. I seldom get

by Sargord Pirouz on

Kinda bummed. I seldom get the humor in these illustrations at IC.

However, I really liked the video of AN giving omelet lessons at the UN! 


Ari Azez, I enjoy reading your blogs

by soutalbarut on


Have you heard this story about the kid ... who goes back the next day to stimulate  king for a tip ?! got him  going to the gallows. 


Thank you.





انعام بچه تخس



بچه تخسی  در باازار  درویشی را  انگل کرد درویش فیلسف بر گشت وبه بچه یک سکه نقره داد






Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Very good design Ari jan,thx for sharing.

Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Ari jan for your funny cartoon

by Anahid Hojjati on

Dear Ari, very nice work. Thanks for sharing.


My leaders are not portrayed here.

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

But glad to say there are many and they are either in jail or risking their lives organising resistance against Islamist fascism inside factories, schools, universities, wherever people are. They are idealists, not dreamers, but if they do dream, it would be of an Iran free of Dictators, an Iran where eveyone has a secure Job, house, food, education, where social Justice and freedom of expression prevails.

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

hamsade ghadimi

i don't think that's

by hamsade ghadimi on

i don't think that's mousavi's nightmare.  actually, it may be his dream, the tork-pasand that she is. and i agree that the choice of word "leader" was a bit generous.  i look to none of these characters for leadership.  it was funny though.



by Cost-of-Progress on

It's sad that we only have these individuals to think of as "leaders" that they definitely ARE NOT.

The fundamental problem facing Iran today is that there are NO strong leaders who put Iran and her welfare first and foremost. That - is the guiding principle for leadership which is sadly lacking.





One guy's dream, is another one's nightmare

by comrade on

Every single of them is free to dream on his own nonexistent leadership as long as he can. The bitter reality of their political/diplomatic incompetence is their collective nightmare.  

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.


Darius Kadivar

Brilliant Ari Jaan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on


On a Positive note for Constitutionalists like me at least I'm Glad to see that after 30 years RP2 at least is acknowledged as a Potential "Leader" be it with or without the Crown !

Hee Hee