Sunday, February 12, 2006

Let us begin with a little weirdness....

You know, you can find plenty of websites that track "News of the Weird." Those stories with catchy headlines to pique your interest. Sometimes it's really just the headline - the story isn't all that weird. And sometimes the story truly is weird. And then there are the times that whether the story is really weird or not, there is one sentence, or one paragraph, just casually tossed in there, that completely takes over my mind.

Such as this headline that appeared on my Google homepage. (I heart Google!)

Now, that's a promising headline! And the story lives up to it....but the sentence that really got me was this one ".....was charged Friday with smuggling a human head into the U.S. without proper documentation."

*Stunned pause*

It would have been okay if she had possessed proper documentation??????
There exists proper documentation????
Just how common is this? Should I be wondering if the lady next to me in the movie theatre has a human head in her purse, but it's ok because it's registered?

And then...
Why is no one curious about where the rest of the body is? I mean, hey, I watch CSI and there was an episode where someone found a human head in a newspaper machine, and no one asked..."Was there paperwork with that head?" No, they really focused on where the remaining body parts were. And the circumstances surrounding the body losing its head!

Why is no one asking, "Was this human a willing donor of its head?" "Did the person die of natural causes?" "Human sacrifice?" "Any other crimes besides lack of registration occur?"

So, the moral of the story is...."Always declare the human head contained in your luggage." It may be useful for warding off evil spirits, but it is not effective against Customs Agents.

3 days, 14 hours, 33 minutes until Pitchers and Catchers Report.

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