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November 26, 2009

Blog Guy, I heard on the news that some poor man died a fiendishly horrible death a couple of days ago over there in Spain. Do you know what I’m talking about?

Yes, and we have a photo from the unspeakably tragic scene. Some sensitive readers may wish to stop reading at this point.

Is it really true that the guy…

Yes, he was sucked into a huge cotton candy machine at a carnival, and there was no way to turn it off in time.

This once again focuses on the hideous danger of cotton candy machines, which kill about 40,000 people a year world-wide and pull off countless arms and legs, spinning and flossing them into a macabre “treat.”

I had no idea…

Why do you think most cotton candy is the color it is? It doesn’t start out that way, if you catch my drift. It’s from the body parts that are in the mix.

Where do you think the phrase “pinky” comes from, and the expression “in the pink.”

Blog Guy, I think this is more of your made-up horse poop.

You may be right. My fact-checker isn’t working today, and I’m off to have some turkey.

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Manuel Bandera performs during a rehearsal of the musical “Chicago” in Madrid November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A child eats cotton candy during a temple fair in Beijing January 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Your explanation must be true. How else do you explain the severed hand in the bottom left corner.

Posted by Ben | Report as abusive
 

And I was feeling positively in the pink with today’s dose, until I read this post. Now all my childhood memories of cotton candy are coming back to haunt me and I am having a difficult time concentrating… NURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by M | Report as abusive
 

Just what is that… thing… in the first pic?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

M,Nurse Rached is off gobbling up turkey with Rob. It is Serve Yourself Day.Shra,Get into something like a lotus pose. Breathe deeply. Concentrate on the picture,Soon, whatever it is will soon become clear to you.If not, you will no longer be at contention with yourself, over what the picture actually is.Om sat tat!

Posted by tim | Report as abusive
 

Tim, the land I come from, not all the yoga and meditation, can get me into contention with myself, on that… thing!

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