Saturday, October 9, 2010

On Koro and other oddities

Sometimes I wonder why I bother blogging about the weird little things I find when you can learn so much nonsense from reading an ordinary online newspaper. This week the following headlines caught my attention (though I didn't read any of the articles, so sorry if I triggered your curiosity for nothing) :

Equality Between the Genders Leads to Male Suicide

New Language Disovered in India: Researchers Think Several Aka-Speakers May Actually Be Speaking Koro Without Knowing It.*

Donald Trump Considers Running For President**

Soon-To-Be North Korean Leader Uses Plastic Surgery In Order To Look Like Dead Grandfather

Hollywood Hates Liverpool***

David Letterman Eats Bruce Willis' Meat Toupee****

Get Well With Donor Poop*****



* In this case I actually did read the article, only to find out that it did not reveal how or why one can speak a language without being aware of it. Huh. Maybe I am speaking Chinese, I just don't know it?

** I want to give myself credit for not making any jokes about hair. Or "You're Fired!". Or hair.

*** The football (or soccer, if you must) team, one can assume. Or the hometown of the Beatles. Or possibly the new sport invented by Lady Gaga (Liver Pool - get it? Huh? Funny? Yeah...)

**** I bet Letterman wouldn't have abstained from making any hair jokes. In fact, it might be argued that the entire stunt was a hair joke. Though it probably also was a Lady Gaga joke. One that almost triggered my Gaga reflex.

***** I know you really hoped there would be an explanation for this one, but I must disappoint you. I didn't read the article, as I was eating my breakfast while writing this...

11 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

I saw DL take a bite out of Bruce Willis' meat hair...it was kinda nasty! Which takes me directly to Mr. Trump....WHAT A FREAK!

Cold As Heaven said...

I saw that article about equality between genders and male suicide ... but I'm not dead yet >:)

Cold As Heaven

Cruella Collett said...

Pat - it sounds nasty. Just watching the picture was nasty. Live video must have been nastier. Nastiest, though - he ATE it!!! Eugh!
And yes, Trump might be the only person I can think of that would be less freaky by adding a meat toupee...

CAH - *phew* I'm glad men aren't dropping dead. Though I should perhaps point out that we haven't achieved full equality yet either...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Real life is stranger than fiction, isn't it?

ViolaNut said...

Okay, I totally read the article about Koro too. Pretty fascinating stuff, actually - or maybe that's just me, the mega-linguistics dork. ;-)

Kelly said...

Well, yes. I AM wondering about the poop. Considering I'm knee deep in it most of the time (I have 6 dogs) Anyone looking for a donor??

The Golden Eagle said...

Wow. Those are some weird headlines! The last one sort of piqued my interest, but I think I'd rather stay ignorant about that one. :P

HulaBuns said...

Ok, so I'm thinking you're onto something with the "maybe I'm speaking Chinese and just don't know it?" - maybe we all are?! :-\

LOL @ Liver pool being a sport invented by Lady Gaga.

The image I got when I read "David Letterman Eats Bruce Willis' Meat Toupee" made me gag. lol

Hilarious!

Holly Ruggiero said...

I really don't know how to respond to all that. Weird.

nonamedufus said...

I laughed out loud at that first one. I wish you had have read the article. My wife's awfully curious.

Cruella Collett said...

Alex - definitely!

Leanne - I guess I am one too... It sounds a little sad, though, for those people not knowing what language they were speaking...

Kelly - tee hee, I do think it was the human variety they talked about, but then again - I didn't read it, so I can't be sure ;)

TGE - my sentiment exactly!

Hula - and maybe we're all playing liver pool without knowing it. I get serious "does a tree make a sound in the forest if no one is listening" vibes now...

Holly - and yet you did ;)

Noname - you might want to be careful... Keep her in the kitchen to be on the safe side!

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