Monday, December 10, 2007

Today in Extraordinarily Odd

Some dumb assed man named David Leggat spent 100 hours in a public toilet, trapped with no food or mobile phone when he was locked inside the bathroom at a lawn bowling club near the Scottish city of Aberdeen after the door jammed and the handle on the outside fell off. It’s interesting that at no time during that 100 hours did anyone actually need to use the bathroom. It seems like a flawed story. Like maybe the guy has a wide stance…if you know what I’m saying. That and he’s obsessive compulsive. [source]

The always charming Italian city of Venice has announced that it will impose a 50 euro fine on any funeral organizers that are running late. Apparently the grave diggers have been complaining about working overtime. It seems essentially reasonable though because too often people who are grieving the loss of a loved one just drag the drama out. Particularly Catholics. I mean, with the constant whining and crying and all that ritual and angst. I can see how a funeral might take up to an hour longer than previously planned. What we learn from this progressive socio-political statement is that grief is something that should be more efficiently handled. People have to be places at certain times. Goodness me, smarten up Venetians. [source]

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