Bert+OBL: This is just getting weird

Wired is reporting one of the stranger linkages of the WTC conflicts; Osama Bin Laden and Bert from Sesame Street. What the?
It looks like the Taliban have Internet, too. There’s a website out there (it’s been around for years) which tracks the less-than-Sesame lifestyle of Bert, friend of Ernie. The parody site Bert Is Evil puts up faked pictures of Bert in various situations like nightclubs and bars, and – now famously – alongside Osama Bin Laden. It seems the Taliban, whether for a joke or out of ignorance, have put the photo on some of their protest placards with a few other photos gathered from the net. This is too weird to be a hoax.