Some criticised Andrew Lloyd Webber's
modern retelling of Jesus Christ Superstar
We're up against some pretty stiff competition though:
4. Extraordinary RenditionPS. I wrote a play this year where I called this practice "a foreign exchange programme for terrorists", but Slate hits the nail on the head with "FedEx-ing".
So, when does it start to become ordinary rendition? This government program has us FedEx-ing unindicted terror suspects abroad for interrogation/torture. Khalid El-Masri, a German citizen, was shipped off to Afghanistan for such treatment and then released without charges, based on some government confusion about his name. Heh heh. Canadian citizen Maher Arar claims he was tortured in Syria for a year, released without charges, and cleared by a Canadian commission.