Thursday, August 24, 2006

Funeral Strippers

BlondeSense: Now THAT'S a funeral!!: "Now THAT'S a funeral!!
China acts on funeral strippers

Chinese villages are being told to end the practice --
Five people have been detained in China for running striptease send-offs at funerals, state media say.

'Striptease used to be a common practice at funerals in Donghai's rural areas to allure viewers,' Xinhua agency said.

'Local villagers believe that the more people who attend the funeral, the more the dead person is honoured.'

It seems officials want to put an end to this, so now 'funeral plans have to be submitted in advance' "

Thursday, August 17, 2006

'Hybrid Mutant' Found Dead in Maine - AOL News

'Hybrid Mutant' Found Dead in Maine - AOL News: "Hybrid Mutant' Found Dead in Maine
Mysterious Creature May Be Subject of Longtime Local Legend

TURNER, Maine (Aug. 17) - Residents are wondering if an animal found dead over the weekend may be the mysterious creature that has mauled dogs, frightened residents and been the subject of local legend for half a generation.

A man who saw the animal described it as 'something out of a Stephen King story.'

The animal was found near power lines along Route 4 on Saturday, apparently struck by a car while chasing a cat. The carcass was photographed and inspected by several people who live in the area, but nobody is sure exactly what it is.

Michelle O'Donnell of Turner spotted the animal near her yard about a week before it was killed. She called it a 'hybrid mutant of something.'

'It was evil, evil looking. And it had a horrible stench I will never forget,' she told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. 'We locked eyes for a few seconds and then it took off. I've lived in Maine my whole life and I've never seen anything like it. . .' "

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Mad In The Middle: Maher Swings Hammer, Hits Nail

Mad In The Middle: Maher Swings Hammer, Hits Nail

Mad In The Middle

Mad In The Middle: "Like the mistreatment of terrorist prisoners, it all revolves around expectation. We expect our people to not torture, to not murder. We have higher expectations of them than we do of the enemy. We also have higher (perhaps, too high) expectations of Israel. Since Israel is the 'civilized' participant, our expectations for restraint and reason are, unfairly, set much higher.

And that is, maybe, our problem."