Since the Age of Exploration gave way to colonization of the Americas, folks living in our neck of the woods here in the U.S. of A. have feared travel back to the Old Country.
They feared crossing the ocean on a sailing vessel, a steamer, an ocean liner. It is a big ocean. (Remember the unsinkable Titanic)
They feared flying over the Atlantic in a dirgible (Remember the Hindenburg)
They feared flying over the Atlantic in an airplane because anything can happen.
But mostly they feared trying to get by in a language they could neither speak nor understand. That, and they use different money over there!
In recent years, though, more and more Americans are venturing abroad. Seeing the sights, the art, the scenery, the architecture that Europe is so justly famous for.
But all that will end soon. Because there is something new in Europe to fear.
Vaginas. Yup. Vaginas. Big ones. At least that’s what I read over at Talking Points Memo
A Giant Vagina Attempted to Swallow An American Tourist (Photo AP Photo / Feuerwehr Tübingen via TalkingPointsMemo)
Giant Vagina Sculpture Traps US Student in Germany
An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.
Tuebingen fire service official Markus Mozer said Monday that the young man slipped as he tried to climb into the stone sculpture to pose for a photo.
He couldn’t free himself, so the fire service was called. Four firefighters eased him out of the sculpture.
The incident happened on Friday and the student’s name wasn’t released.
Mozer says no damage was done to the sculpture, created by Peruvian-born artist Fernando de la Jara.
I think this story should give us all pause to fear what can happen when we step out of our comfort zone. Or maybe when we step too far into it. One of the two.
It finally happened. God woke up and got pissed.
He realized that there is a whole group of fanatical jerks, using His name to bash just about anybody else who believes that there is an important role of government in the lives of American citizens.
The Rally for Which Tens of Millions Stayed home and dry
What does God do when he is pissed?
God sends natural disasters, of course. Just ask any TV preacher when he’s not asking for money. (OK, you’ll have to interrupt him.)
This time, he sent rain. And not just any rain – but about 4 inches of rain in a 12 hour period to an area that was already saturated.
God obviously is pissed at the Tea Partiers. Can you blame him? I am too.
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My thanks to my friend X, at List of X for inspiring this post.
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It’s later. Time to thank me.
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