Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Today in Extraordinarily Odd

Merriam Webster’s Word of the Year is “wOOt” and frankly, I’m just astounded because the two Os are actually meant to be zeros and therefore it’s not really a word. Or maybe it is, I don’t know. It’s a borderline SMS term and that just feels cheap. Apparently, if the Os are just letters then it stands for “We Owned the Other Team”. I remember when one year the word of the year was Bird Flu and I just thought that was stupid because it’s not even two words. God, what is happening? [source]

A 64 year old man at the Nuremberg airport nearly died when he decided to drink an entire liter of vodka at an airport rather than simply give it up or pack it into his suitcase. Mind you, he had probably already checked his luggage so that wasn’t an option. It’s a wise man who decides to not waste the 12 dollars he spent on a bottle of duty free vodka by bringing himself closer to death. And the other thing is, he probably would have gotten away with it too if it hadn’t been for that meddling liver. I hate that stupid 8 oz rule. It always means I have to give up Champagne that I forget is in my carry on bag. Those are sad moments. They are TEARFUL moments and the heartless customs, security people just don’t care. [source]

The Muslim nation of Tajikistan is cracking down on witchcraft and the occult at the moment because apparently it’s on the rise. They’ve apparently been taking a leaf out of China’s book and have banned extravagant weddings and funerals too. So far it seems they’re right on track to a brilliant, bright future with all the main social problems any society experiences having been safely and efficiently identified and quarantined. How excellent. The only problem now is, what the hell is there to DO in Tajikistan now that witchcraft, the occult, extravagant weddings and extravagant funerals are out. Maybe something macramé based? Yes, that sounds divine. [source]

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