God Hates Georgia

Perhaps a few prayers to the Flying Spaghetti Monster might help? Or maybe we just should come to the realization that droughts, floods, etc. are natural occurrences and are not punishment from some all powerful yet vengeful wizard.

MIAMI (AFP) — Torrential rains that would ease Georgia’s historic drought failed to materialize Wednesday, one day after the southern US state’s governor prayed up a storm.

Governor Sonny Perdue’s prayer gathering stirred up controversy, but on the weather front it was followed by little more than thin drizzles in parts of Georgia.

“We respectfully pray up a storm,” Perdue told a crowd that gathered on Tuesday outside the Capitol, which houses the state legislature.

“It is time to appeal to Him who can and will make a difference.”

Local media received calls and mail from residents who felt the prayer ceremony violated the principle of separation of church and state, and insisted the governor should focus on better planning rather than hope for divine intervention.

Incidents at Disney Parks

From Wikipedia:

In 1976, a woman filed a lawsuit claiming one of the Three Little Pigs ran up to her at the “it’s a small world” attraction, grabbed at and fondled her, while exclaiming “Mommy! Mommy!” She claimed to have gained 50 pounds as a result of the incident, and sued Disney for $150,000 in damages for assault and battery, false imprisonment, and humiliation. The plaintiff dropped charges after Disney’s lawyers presented her with a photo of the costume, which had only inoperable stub arms

Man in India marries dog as atonement

From Yahoo! News:

NEW DELHI – A man in southern India married a female dog in a traditional Hindu ceremony as an attempt to atone for stoning two other dogs to death — an act he believes cursed him — a newspaper reported Tuesday.

P. Selvakumar married the sari-draped former stray named Selvi, chosen by family members and then bathed and clothed for the ceremony Sunday at a Hindu temple in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the Hindustan Times newspaper said.

Selvakumar, 33, told the paper he had been suffering since he stoned two dogs to death and hung their bodies from a tree 15 years ago.

“After that my legs and hands got paralyzed and I lost hearing in one ear,” he said in the report.

The paper said an astrologer had told Selvakumar the wedding was the only way he could cure the maladies. It did not say whether his situation had improved.

And if you think that is weird, check out this documentary called Animal Passion about a group of zoophiles (that would be people who marry animals) in Missouri.