Cool Fun News Stories

Gawker is turning out to be a good source of news relevant to this blog. These two stories are a case in point. I may be back with more later.

Miss USA’s Sexy Stripper Scandal Begins Less Than a Day after Crowning–about the first Arab-American Miss USA.

Unlike the patently insane accusation that Rima is “Miss Hezbollah” (the lady is many things, but radical Islam-approved is definitely not one of them), though, the stripper thing only bolsters Rima’s claim to the throne, because it means she’s exactly the same as every other red-blooded American beauty queen who just wants to get by on looks and sex appeal alone.

How I love Gawker.

and

Saudi Woman Beats Up Virtue Cop–a personal fantasy of mine.

When a Saudi religious policeman sauntered about an amusement park in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Al-Mubarraz looking for unmarried couples illegally socializing, he probably wasn’t expecting much opposition.

But when he approached a young, 20-something couple meandering through the park together, he received an unprecedented whooping.

According to the Saudi daily Okaz, the woman then allegedly laid into the religious policeman, punching him repeatedly, and leaving him to be taken to the hospital with bruises across his body and face.

He was probably an old man, and I still think he probably needed that beating very badly and had for years.

Read the article, it’s good.

Typing on a netbook gets increasingly less fun as time goes on. I hope to be back to polish up this post later today or before too long.

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