What was that blast? Oh, Amy’s getting married!

November 25, 2008

Quick quiz: Which wedding tradition never really caught on very well in the U.S.?

a) throwing the bouquet

b) making everybody do the Chicken Dance

c) taking 420,000 pictures you’ll never look at

d) having the bride pour oil over live coals

That’s right, the oil and coal tradition just hasn’t been embraced here, despite its enduring popularity in places like Kazakhstan and, well, Kazakhstan.

“Hey, Amy! Don’t you look radiant! Here’s your bag of Kingsford, your starter and a bucket of WD-40. Best wishes, girl!

“I’d like to stay and watch, but it’s time for the groom to do the traditional juggling of the concussion grenades…”

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A bride pours oil on a live coals following ancient nomadic tradition during wedding in Kazakhstan, November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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Hmmm…. Well, if you’re going to go this far, why not just go all out and fry up a nice wedding day Turducken? The groom’s part of the ceremony could be to run out and pick up cranberry sauce… ’til leftovers do us part…Happy Thanksgiving to whom it may concern!

Where is BORAT when is need it!

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would crisco and matchlight work?

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