Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
I’ve blogged before about Saint Death, this grinning skeletal figure who isn’t recognized by the Catholic Church, but is revered by drug traffickers and other criminal scumbags.
I get a kick out of this guy, because I don’t begin to see how he fits in with regular theology. I noticed this photo when soldiers in Mexico seized a house used for storing marijuana and a lab producing cocaine. According to the caption this is an “altar to venerate Saint Death.”
Looking at the AR-15 rifle leaning against the thing, I’m thinking they meant “ventilate” instead of venerate.
Anyway, note the statues of the saint and the large work of art. The caption doesn’t say, but I’m hoping and praying the artwork is made of velvet. It just seems right.
Occasionally I do an item here having nothing remotely to do with humor, if it fits into a theme I call “Remind me what year this is, please?”
Over in Italy, they found the remains of a female “vampire,” buried with a brick jammed between her jaws to prevent her from feeding on plague victims.
Here we have another one of those situations where it would be nice to know just a little more about what’s going on in some photos.
The caption explains that these dudes are hunting for scorpions in a desert in Egypt, but it doesn’t say what they plan to do with the things. That means, under the terms of my contract, I have to MAKE UP stuff instead of using facts.
This is the exciting moment we’ve been waiting for. The envelope, please? And the 2009 Parents of the Year award goes to…
Here is a video report about an 11-year-old matador who killed SIX young bulls, despite opposition from child protection and anti-bullfighting groups.
A number of readers wrote in following my recent post about the guy who holds the world record for the largest number of scorpions in his mouth.
While many people would rather not put scorpions where they chew their beef jerky, they seem eager to go for some other record in the scorpion category.
Blog Guy, I envy you for getting to spend your time looking through nice photographs. What a pleasant life.
HAH! You only think that because you don’t see the pictures I’m protecting my readers from. Here’s a sampling of photos I’ve had to look at in recent days.