I scream, you scream, we all scream for lira?

August 3, 2009

Blog Guy, it’s a rainy Monday. Give me something really stupid. I don’t want to learn a single thing.

Hey! My sacred vow to my readers is that nobody will EVER learn anything here. Check out this 38-second video of people screaming at a Thai resort town, as competitors try to break a world record.

That does sound stupid. I bet the winner was pretty loud, right?

I don’t know. There’s no narration, so I don’t know if we even have the winner on video.

Oh. I see. But still, if they broke a world record and all…

They didn’t come close to beating the record.

Hey, toss me something here, Blog Guy! What did the winner get?

Our item says 100 million Turkish lira.

Stop. Time-out. You said this was in Thailand. Why on EARTH would the winner get a prize in Turkish lira?

Aha! So now you DO want to learn something? Well not here, Mister. Maybe you should just move right along to our FaithWorld blog!

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Above: Various screamers from our video, plus Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”

Right: Michael Phelps of the U.S. reacts as he competes with his team in the men’s 4 X 100m freestyle final at the World Championships in Rome, July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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my mom says if she could just get a million dollars, she could just go someplace else and just start over.

Posted by momma's boy | Report as abusive

Reuters reporter has missed a small detail; Turkish lira was reevaluated in 2005 and is now about 1USD = 1.5 TL currency rate.

Posted by Ebru | Report as abusive

It looks like Mikey is hollering because he’s on the verge of being desuited! Perhaps a couple of bong hits would relax him a bit for whatever’s on the way…

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Even in that pic he still makes me think of Elliot Gould.

Posted by What? | Report as abusive