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More Things to Worry About

The 500th anniversary of Japan's Saidaiji Eyo festival was Sunday, which meant 9,000 men in loincloths waited in darkness to fight over (and walk out with) two pieces of sacred wood (sorta like a pro-wrestling money-in-the-briefcase match). The Japan Times

In easier-to-explain festival news, Ms. Dani Sperle showed up for Carnival in Rio with only a 3cm-long covering on her hoo-hah, beating last year's 4cm-long patch. Associated Press via Yahoo

Undignified Death: A British nature-lover in her 40s, out walking in backwoods Devon, saw a feather she wanted, chased after it in the wind, and fell off a cliff. Daily Telegraph

Recurring Theme: The latest super-non-flight-risk is drug-defendant Stephen Turo, 56, arraigned in a courthouse parking lot in Syracuse, N.Y., where his 570-lb. self was toted in by U-Haul. Post-Standard

Update: News of the Weird reported on yoga gurus' trying to patent ancient positions and movements so their competitors couldn't use them [NOTW 842, 3-28-2004], but now there's a special Hindu legal unit in India fighting back, worldwide. (Bonus: On the books in the U.S. are 130 yoga patents, 150 copyrights, 2,300 trademarks.) Daily Telegraph (London)

That 11-yr-old Pennsylvania boy who blew away his dad's pregnant girlfriend Friday was charged as an adult (Companion Buried Lede: Though charged as an adult, he used what was described as a "20-gauge youth shotgun.") Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Feb 24, 2009

Ms. Dani Sperle's crime: Where's the mug shot?
Posted by mumbley on 02/24/09 at 08:59 AM
9,000 men Girls! Serious butts. You Tube has more!

3cm Never mind, guys. No pictures!

570lbs Let's make sure we sentence this #[email protected]$!$ to 20 years! We'll have to build a special prison for him, provide him with a dietitian and specially prepared foods (so as not to endanger his life by over feeding him), and provide all his health care but justice must be served.

11 year old The "youth shotgun", I'm sure, lured the lad out of his bed in the middle of the night, took control of his body, loaded itself using his hands, marched itself into her bed room with his feet.... well, you get the idea.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 09:18 AM
Rhandy you don't even need to load a knife!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 09:51 AM
I just used Google Images with Dani Sperle's name and easily found dozens of photos of her gorgeous, mostly naked body.

Beware if you're at work!
Posted by Paul on 02/24/09 at 10:27 AM
Carfull what you wish for while Googling! I ran into some XXX real quick!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 10:37 AM
On the surface you're correct, Edgar but the blurring of the line between adult and child is nothing new. I joined the Navy, on my own, when I was 18. Had I joined a week earlier I'd have had to had my parents' permission. Either way I was allowed to make a (possibly) life or death decision (Viet Nam) but couldn't buy a beer, vote, or enter into any other contract because I was 3 years too young.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 12:15 PM
the woman and baby killed by the 11 year old child is a tragedy and a horror and that all.

the difference between men amd women- men get almost naked to fight, women get almost naked to party! 😉
the 570lb guy- expat is right now the guy will get health care, maybe he did whatever on purpose for that reason. and who else is culpable here, lets face it somebody had to come to him with the drugs. i doubt he took a u-haul down to the corner to score.
maybe the state will pay for beriatric surgery while he's incarcerated.
she ran off a cliff chasing a feather, and once again i repeat, natural selection. (was she blonde?) 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/24/09 at 07:17 PM
the inner cynic may not be charming, but i think it saves our sanity in the face of these kinds of tragedies. just as hope preserves our humanity. we require both to survive starthrower. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/26/09 at 07:37 PM
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