Monday, June 27, 2011

No. Bullshit.

Editor's note -- Apparently, The Holy Roman Empire asked the village of Castrillo de Murcia to think up the dumbest idea it could as an alternative to baptism on June 26, 1620.

Israel Lopez / AP

    A man dressed up as the devil jumps over babies lying on a mattress in the street during 'El Colacho', the 'baby jumping festival' on June 26, in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos, Spain.  Baby jumping is a traditional Spanish practice dating back to 1620 that takes place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi.

    During the act - known as El Salto del Colacho (the devil's jump) or simply "El Colacho" men dressed as the Devil (known as the Colacho) jump the babies to take the evil from those born the last twelve months of the year as they lie on mattresses in the street.

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Israel Lopez / AP

Friday, June 24, 2011

"Victim's plight"

Editor's note -- The Onion ~ American's Finest News Source announced on Wednesday it was ignored by the Pulitzer Committee.

 The Onion 
 by KarenAGardner
SAN FERNANDO, MEXICO—In an effort to better connect with the men and women murdered by the Zetas drug cartel, Josh Sullivan, an investigative reporter for The Onion, eschewed modern conveniences and the comforts of home for a month, going undercover and posing as a corpse in a mass grave to gain an intimate understanding of the victims’ plight.

Editor's note -- It's widely acknowledged by the news industry that Mr Sullivan of The Onion was snubbed for a Pulitzer Prize in the category of:
                                                     Specialized Investigative Reporting on Deadline.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Cheeky grin

Editor's note -- Thanks to @pourmecoffee for sending the Editor her own picture of the day that he found in the Telegraph's Animal Pictures of the week: 17 June 2011

"Flying mammal's cheeky grin," said the Telegraph

Robertus Sudiatmoko, who took the photo near his home in Jakarta, Indonesia, said: 

"I was so happy when I realised one of them showed the bat smiling."

 by KarenAGardner


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Backyard invasion

Editor's note --  A Georgia resident remains unconvinced by WSJ's ode to weeds. Kevin Brown will never love Poison ivy or Kudzo. 

"I'll defend my backyard from their advances," Brown avowed. "By any means!" 

 k. a. gardner - Why We Must Learn to Love Weeds  -- their cussedness and refusal to play by our rules makes them subversive?

Dunwoody resident Kevin Brown's backyard?  (photo Grant Heilman)
Editor's note 
-- (AP) Herd of sheep eat invasive Kudzo in Mr Brown's backyard, but only after they finish off the poison ivy, said local Shepard.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Isaac's manuscript

Editor's note -- Ptak Science Books announced several days ago that Isaac Newton confessed to 47 sins in the "extraordinary work known as the Fitzwilliam Manuscript"

Editor's note -- The Storer family was not well-liked by Isaac. In addition to stealing cherry cobs from Eduard, he admits to "Beating Arthur Storer."


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