Archive for November 21st, 2005

Strong Silent Type

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A teenager has been charged with indecent
exposure after he was caught trying to have sex with a female mannequin
on display at an arts centre.

Security guards found Michael Plentyhorse, 18, sprawled with the dummy
on the floor with his trousers and pants down.

Police spokesman Loren McManus said: "There was inappropriate activity
between him and the mannequin.

"That’s the only way I know how to put it."

Guards said they had noticed several times before that the dummy’s clothes
had been removed at the centre in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US.

A definite candidate for name of the year. Get a
room, buddy…

from Sky.com

Gary Glitter Faces Firing Squad in Vietnam

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Disgraced
Seventies rock star Gary Glitter could face death by firing squad after
he was accused of having sex with a girl aged just 12, police said.

Sexual intercourse with a 12-year old regardless of whether there is consent
is still considered rape under Vietnamese law, with a maximum penalty of
death before a firing squad, according to the police.

The revelations come after two girls, aged 12 and 18 years old, told the
police they had sex with the former singer – real name Paul Francis Gadd
– at his rented home in the southern resort of Vung Tau in Vietnam.

The 61-year-old former singer was arrested on Saturday at Tan Son Nhat
International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City as he tried to flee the country.
He left his rented home in Vung Tau a week ago amid allegations about his
relationships with two teenage girls.

His 1999 conviction on 54 counts of possessing
child pornography may weigh against him. Don’t forget to wipe your hard drives,
boys and girls, before you take your computers in for repairs – although this scumbag probably deserves whatever he gets…..

from This
is London

Buddha Boy Goes 6 Mo. No Food or Water

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Thousands of pilgrims are pouring into
the dense jungle of southern Nepal to worship a 15-year-old boy who has
been hailed as a new Buddha.

Devotees claim that Ram Bomjon, who is silently meditating beneath a tree,
has not eaten or drunk anything since he sat down at his chosen spot six
months ago.

Ram Bomjon maintains his vigil in the shade of his pipal tree

Witnesses say they have seen light emanating from the teenager’s forehead.

"It looks a bit like when you shine a torch through your hand," said
Tek Bahadur Lama, a member of the committee responsible for dealing with
the growing number of visitors from India and elsewhere in Nepal.

The popularity of the phenomenon is partly because it
resembles an episode in the life of the historical Buddha, who was born
160 miles away around 543 BC. The Buddha achieved enlightenment when
he meditated beneath a sacred pipal tree for 49 days.

Ram Bomjon is also sitting beneath a pipal tree, in the same posture
as the Buddha is depicted, but his vigil has already taken longer.

Well, the world is a lot more fucked up now than
it was in 543 B.C. Our prediction: If the kid really is the reincarnation
of the Buddha, he’ll
never move
from
that
spot.

from the
Telegraph of London

Eating Kangaruse

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CANBERRA (Reuters) – How do you like
your kangaroo — medium rare? Doesn’t sound too appealing, does it?

So in a bid to make Australia’s national icon more palatable, Food Companion
International magazine and the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia
are running a competition to find a more palatable culinary name for the
meat of the hopping marsupials.

More than 300 entries have already been received from around the world
including marsu (taken from marsupial), marla and wallagang (derived from
the Aboriginal language), agaroo and the more unlikely Cyril, Skippy, yummy
and roadkill.

"
We need to come up with a catchier name for kangaroo meat. The current
name inhibits some chefs from using the product because they know people
will be put off ordering it," Mel Nathan, editor of Food Companion,
told Reuters Monday.

"
Overseas visitors tend to think that the koala and kangaroo are cute and
cuddly animals there is no way they would ever dream of eating the product."

Australia’s kangaroo population is conservatively estimated at more than
57 million. The Kangaroo Industry Association said around 15 to 20 percent
of the population is harvested annually with the industry worth about A$200
million ($147 million).

Suggestions for a culinary name for kangaroo can be made at www.foodcompanion.com.

How about Roosburgers?

from Reuters

Cursed Killer Clown Pic for Sale in Cambridge

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Malden
man’s guilty pleasure of investing in murderabilia has come back to haunt
him thanks to a "cursed" clown painting by serial
killer John Wayne Gacy, which the collector claims turned his life into
a three-ring circus.

"I just want to get rid of it," said musician Nikki Stone about the late Gacy’s
signed self-portrait of his terrifying alter ego, "Pogo the Clown."

Since he plunked down $3,000 in 2001 to buy the framed oil from national murderabilia
merchant Arthur Rosenblatt, Stone said his beloved dog has died and his mother
found out she had cancer.

When a friend offered to store the painting at his house, the friend’s
neighbor was killed in a car crash. A second friend who kept the painting
for Stone attempted suicide, Stone said.

"I’ve never even hung it," said Stone, who hopes a less superstitious buyer
will at least cover the $3,000 he blew – even if only to burn the true-crime
artifact.

The creepy conversation piece is now in the care of Stone’s pal Shawn McCarron,
a consignment art dealer and owner of Kaleidoscope Tattoo & Art in Cambridge.

from the Boston Herald