How to extend your 15 minutes of fame: File a lawsuit

PatriotRetort: Like a digital timer on a briefcase bomb, Ahmed the Radio Shack Clock Boy’s 15 minutes of fame had slowly ticked down to zero.

When an attention-hungry con artist loses the spotlight, it gives me a happy.

Too bad that happy was short-lived.

After Ahmed gobbled up undeserved airtime, and amassed thousands of dollars in gifts from Google, Microsoft and Allah knows who else, he quietly slinked out of the country.

Of course not before stopping at the White House to visit with his number one fan, Barack Obama.



Show of hands. Who here is surprised Obama thinks so highly of little Ahmed? Clock Boy, like Barack, got attention, praise and elevation all based on a fiction.

Here we all thought we were rid of Ahmed.

But now he’s back from outer space.
I just walked in to find him here with that goofy grin on his face.
I should have changed that stupid lock.
I should have thrown away his key.
If I had known for just one second he’d be back to bother me.

Sorry. I suddenly got Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” stuck in my head.

Okay, I’m back!

Ahmed spent the last six or seven months in Qatar.


Well, the Qatar Foundation offered Ahmed a scholarship based on his “inventive genius.”


I guess they don’t have Radio Shack clocks in Qatar. MORE

8 Comments on How to extend your 15 minutes of fame: File a lawsuit

  1. I imagine that relative to Qatar standards, disassembling a Radio Shack clock and taping the pieces together in a different package and making national news and getting invited to the Off-White House is, indeed, proof of genius-level smarts.

  2. Clock boys are a dime a dozen in Qatar. Nobody there is going to reward a clock boy as incompetent as Ahmed a real pinhead.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s an involuntary “lone wolf” in the near future.

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