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News, but not the serious kind
The figures are in for this blog’s most popular posts in September, and readers showed a wide variety of interests. They flocked to our pieces on rugby, especially the nude variety, and were eager to learn about flying machines and submarines you can build at home.
Throw in some arts, politics and entertainment, and you’ve got a well-rounded month for folks who no longer need constant supervision.
Thanks for coming back, readers.
Here you go, your top 10 for the month. Now go out in the yard and build those planes and submarines!
Top: Miss Universe 2011 contestants enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP./Handout
Welcome to another edition of our popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”
For newcomers to the blog, the concept is simple. We just show photos that seem to raise a lot of unanswered questions.
Okay, Blog Guy, it’s been two weeks since you wrote about any stupid sports. You must have something by now.
Hey, rugby may be foreign, but it’s not stupid!
It is when you play it naked, like the Nude Blacks of New Zealand.
Naked rugby! Who do they play against?
Last weekend they played a female Spanish team. The women wore clothes, as you can see here, and they played before a crowd of 1,500 people.
Blog Guy, what is your policy on negotiating with extremists?
Your policy. Now that you qualify as a Senior Blogger, you have to take some shifts directing counter-terrorism tactical units. You didn’t see that in the Facebook Network rules?
No, I guess I just clicked on AGREE, like everybody else. But I’ll tell you this, I will never negotiate with extremists. We will not compromise.
Okay, it seems a large fire swept through Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival center this week, “destroying thousands of costumes and floats and throwing preparations for Brazil’s annual festival of hedonism into chaos.”
I know this is a serious thing. They work pretty hard all year long on that stuff, and Carnival starts in three weeks.
Somebody please help me out here.
We have a story about how the Louvre, which is this really big museum in Paris, is asking the public to help raise the cash to buy it a 16th century painting deemed a “national treasure” by art experts.
The Louvre has scraped together $4.19 million for “The Three Graces,” an oil painting by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, but they still need another $1.35 million.
Blog Guy, I know you’re an expert on military tactics and strategies. What do you think is the most effective fighting force in the world today?
That would be China’s feared Commando-Style Commandos.
I’ve never heard of them. Are they lean and mean?
No, more like lewd and nude. They operate stark-naked, creating diversions to help the regular troops.