A Little Light Weirdness - 6

When the O'Gorman family encountered still opposition to their proposal to demolish the Edwardian house they owned and use the land for six modern properties they were probably a little miffed, or more than a little, if the name they chose to give the development is anything to go by. Having been given a green light by the local council, the O'Gormans announced that the new cul-de-sac was to be called "Pogue Muhone Court". Pogue Muhone is a phonetic English equivalent to the Gaelic "pog mo thoin", which means "kiss my ass" (Telegraph).

And if kissing ass isn’t your thing, perhaps you’d like to crawl through one instead? You can at a new exhibit called Grossology, which opens at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. Subtitled “The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” the exhibits also include a tour of the nose, a giant replica of human skin and an interactive experiment in flatulence called “Burp Man” (Miami Herald).

Not kissing but kicking ass are the pensioners of Bavaria in Germany, who decided not to take the credit crunch lying down. After their financial adviser, James Amburn, handed them losses in excess of 2.3 million euros, five OAPs tracked him to his home in Speyer, kidnapped him, and tortured him into faxing a Swiss bank for the money to pay them back. Instead he managed to alert the police. Mr. Amburn later confided that his four day ordeal was perhaps extended by his kidnappers having to stop a while when they ran out of breath (Mirror).

Also taking a little longer than usual were the German actors appearing in Erofeev’s satirical play “Moscow to the End of the Line”, alternatively billed as a “crazy depiction of one of the most famous alcoholic benders in world literature”. In an ill-considered attempt at method acting four of the performers decided to swap the water in the props for real vodka “as an experiment", only to fall off their chairs, and the stage, before inviting audience members to take a swig. They were later taken to hospital under a police escort to have their stomachs pumped (Guardian).

More outrage now, this time from Great Britain, where in a clear breach of their normal high standards of decorum, British mums have been seen shopping in the Tesco supermarket chain in pyjamas and slippers. In fact more outrage seems to have been directed at Tescos, who have implemented a dress code and now escort anyone so attired from their premises, than at the mums, They should all just be thankful they don’t have Walmarts, that’s all I’m saying (Mirror).
     Posted By: Dumbfounded - Fri Jan 29, 2010
     Category: Body | Buildings and Other Structures | Fashion | Inebriation and Intoxicants | Shopping | Body Fluids | Excrement | Flatulence | Alcohol | Goofs and Screw-ups

More to follow on Monday...
Posted by Dumbfounded on 01/29/10 at 03:26 PM
kiss my ass court is a great name! every kid who lives there will love telling people where they live.
$16 to crawl up a nose and out a butt? i don't think so.
a banker by any name SUCKS!
anybody else caught drinking on the job would get fired. is workers comp gonna pay for the hospital visit?
you are correct sir, if pjs and slippers was the worst thing seen in walmart we'd all be happy.

dumbfounded, kick ass post as usual sweetie! 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/29/10 at 07:37 PM
off topic, but i just saw somewhere that the vanity licence plate 'kick ass' was denied by somw state. i don't remember which one, but i really doubt any of them would aprove it. if i was the person who requested it i'd go for 'take names' instead. most people seeing that will think of the other anyway.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/30/10 at 11:29 AM
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