Navel maneuvers: innie excuse for a party!

July 29, 2008

belly-2-160.jpg Okay folks, we have to come up with a festival to attract tourists, and pretty much everything has already been taken. Other towns have claimed every crop, animal, saint and body part, so we need some brainstorming. Some serious navel gazing.

Hey! Navel gazing! You thinking what I’m thinking?  How about a Bellybutton Festival! There would be instant interest, because lots of folks have navels. What? EVERYBODY has one? Well that’s even better!

Who doesn’t enjoy seeing a bunch of  freakishly fat guts with faces painted on them? It’ll be like Carnival in Rio, but you know, with less samba dancing.

And the best thing is, we’ll no longer depend on overflow from that Large Intestine Festival over in the next town. It’s time to cut the cord!

Belly button video and story

belly-japan-360.jpgPainted stomachs at the Bellybutton Festival in Shibukawa, Japan, July 26, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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And they say we are considered intelligent life on this side of the universe…

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Am I crazy in observing that a serious lack of body hair makes these faces more adorable?!

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