News, but not the serious kind
Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere!
Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call, “What Year is this Again?” in in which we offer up news items which cause us to question whether we may have gone back in time.
Here, in a photo I had figured for about 400 BC but which turns out to have been taken just four days ago, this guy is holding his FIVE-MONTH-OLD SON over a crocodile.
Uh-huh, he really is.
I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but the dude is probably a shoo-in for this year’s “Michael Jackson Memorial What were you Thinking, Dad?” award from this blog.
Meanwhile, the caption tells us the man is seeking “blessings” for the baby.
You know, one blessing might be not to have a father who holds him over big-ass reptiles. I’m just saying…
A Sheedi devotee seeks blessings for his five-month-old son while holding him over a crocodile during the crocodile festival at the Manghopir shrine in Karachi, Pakistan, June 13, 2010. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
Singer Michael Jackson holds a child out of a window as he looks at fans after arriving at a Berlin hotel, in a 2002 file photo. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/Files