I don’t pay attention to world news. I’m either uninterested, or it depresses me. Last time I paid attention 911 happened.. and that sucked! Anyway, I guess there is some shit going down in Egypt? Normally, I hear about country hootenanny by some drunk guy at my local watering whole, but today a member of the nerd community, who recognizes the peoples revolt going on in Egypt has stepped up to explain the situation to those of us who, like myself are culturally insensitive. Furrygirl has created an infographic using images from Raiders of the Lost Ark to try to explain what the deuce is going on. Human sacrifices, dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!
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India. It’s a fucked up country. Nice people, but boy do they do some wacky things. They dance weird (though, it’s kinda pretty and fun). They make weird food (looks yucky, but taste yummy). They have have a weird relationship with cows (To be fair, millions of Americans worship the woman on The View. It’s sorta the same thing). They have weird marital practices (longest ceremonies…EVER). And, will someone explain to me why the last name of every Hindu I’ve met is Patel (that’s really fucking confusing)? Suffice to say, there is some cooky shit going on over there.
More to the point, today in wacky news stories, the popularity of Harry Potter in India has caused a rise in owl thiefery.
Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blamed fans of Harry Potter for the demise of wild owls in the country as children seek to emulate the boy wizard by taking the birds as pets.
The hit books and films, which are popular in India, feature a snowy owl called Hedwig who is a feathered sidekick for the Potter character and used to deliver mail.
“Following Harry Potter, there seems to be a strange fascination even among the urban middle classes for presenting their children with owls,” Ramesh said Wednesday, according to comments reported by the BBC.
Researchers found that a growing number of owls were being trapped, traded or killed in black magic rituals. [AFP via AV Club]
OK people of India, lay off the owls or you’ll end up in Slytherin for sure!