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A photo spread shows why Brazil's Carnival makes Mardi Gras look like a small-town Shriner's parade. Boston.com

And speaking of excesses, the world's most-pierced woman wants you to know that she has added to her awesome inventory (n = 6,605), plus she's not all that happy about it but realizes that her title imposes on her a certain responsibility to reach for greatness. Daily Telegraph (London)

And speaking of awesome, an Aussie surfer's hand has been mostly reattached after a shark attack left it hanging by one small patch of skin (Bonus: They're using leeches to re-draw blood to the hand). Australian Broadcasting Corp. News
     Posted By: Chuck - Wed Feb 25, 2009

Aussie surfer's - Aw come on! If we're going to have a story about reattaching a mangled hand and using leeches there should be pictures!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/25/09 at 12:06 PM
Brazil's Carnival - are you going to defend your parade Maxx?
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/25/09 at 12:08 PM
I saw some photos of those Brazilian dancers I'd like to give a hand to and maybe even pierce myself!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/25/09 at 12:34 PM
Nothing to defend Jules. In all honesty a can't stand Mardi Gras. Brazil does seem to have alot more room than N.O. though. We have narrow streets and tight turns for our floats to go down so that kind of limits there size. Also, despite what everyone thinks, we tend to have more family orientated parades. The tit flashing is done by the tourists who think that what you're supposed to do. The locals say, "pull your damn shirt down my kids are right here".
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/25/09 at 01:08 PM
the broad with the piercings makes the guy with the split weenie look sane. well, not really but she's in the same league. (nuthouse?)
i'm glad the guy got his hand back. i hope there aren't any complications for him.
big crowds aren't my thing, so i don't think i'd like either one.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/09 at 06:13 PM
I'm glad the surfer gets to keep most of his hand, it could have been much more tragic. But hey, if he had been with the world's most-pierced woman when it happened, she could have whipped out some of her safety pins and stuck his hand right back on. A two-fer!

I'm with you patty, I get weirded out in big crowds.
Posted by Nethie on 02/25/09 at 07:19 PM
two-fer :lol: i love it nethie!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/09 at 10:44 PM
Maxx, et al,

Last year the wife and I were in Mobile, AL on the night of the 1st parade. A small affair, like Maxx said, that was sponsored/organized by one area of town. The streets were lined 3 deep for the whole route and spirits were high. Kind'a reminded me of a homecoming parade where local pride ran rife. A life memory!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/26/09 at 01:29 AM
expat,those kind of memories are life's gems and sharing them with your significant other just makes it better. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/26/09 at 06:53 AM
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