Monday, March 5, 2007

Mad, Mad World

Nothing much to report here...just working on new poems (that hopefully will have titles and everything.) So I'll leave you with a roundup of oddness that caught my eye this morning while I had my coffee and shredded wheat (mini frosted, of course.)

First off, Gustav the Impotent Ostrich

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According to Yahoo News, some teens in Germany set off firecrackers, rendering a local's ostrich Gustav impotent. "[The] farmer claims that fireworks set off by the boys made the previously lustful Gustav both apathetic and depressed, and thus unable to perform for a half-a-year with his two female breeding partners." (I'm of course curious as to how something without a penis can be impotent.)

In the Netherlands, "It's always the same — the first ones to shy away are the women. You see that at nudist camps too," said Henk (no last name given.) Shy away from what? Working out nude with "[a ] dozen middle-age and elderly men [who] were game enough for a Dutch gym's invitation to work out nude." Dear, dear must be mistaken. Why would any woman in her right mind shy away from this?

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I pity the AP photographer trying to find tasteful ways to shoot this.

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From the News of the Weird Blog: "Army drill sergeant Edmundo Estrada, 35, has been accused of unorthodox therapy on a depressed trainee, having him dress up as Superman and moan as Estrada did some sexual things to him which Estrada apparently had seen on a porno movie involving a Superman character weakened by kryptonite and moaning as he is sexually tortured."

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