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...As the Romanian government hurries to improve law-enforcement sophistication in its campaign for European Union membership, villagers in the Transylvania region are resisting police crackdonws on their traditional practice of vampire killings, according to a March Knight Ridder News Service report. Vampires (unlike Hollywood convention using crosses and garlic) are just people who go bad upon death and cause continuing grief to family members unless they are re-killed. The body is dug up; the heart is removed with a curved sickle and burned (but it will likely squeak like a mouse and try to escape unless it is held down); and the ashes are mixed with water and drunk. Villagers are outraged that some may face criminal charges for disturbing the dead, which carries a three-year sentence.

...The Japanese navy created a TV ad in February to encourage enlistments and public support for its mission of sending security troops to Iraq. In the spot, accoring to a Rueters reporter, seven actors dressed, Village People-like, as sailors dancing on the deck of a ship, singing (roughly translated), "Nippon Seaman Ship, Seaman Shipo, For Love... For Peace" and "I love Japan, I Love Peace, The Maritime Self-Defense Force." (The ad is needed, said a senior official, becaue "there are a lot of young people and women who don't seem to be interested (in the navy).

...The bad-boy artist who once put goldfish into blenders at a gallery, almost defying visitors to turn them on (and one did), used 780 gallons of red paint to cover a 1,000-square-yard iceberg off the coast of Greenland.

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saendie
Apr. 16th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
In the Navy...you can sail the seven seas, in the Navy..you can put your mind at ease!
nurikochan
Apr. 16th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
That poor goldfish!
stormyserenity
Apr. 17th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
1 the poor goldfish!
2 seems a waste of paint and a pollution of our oceans. -_-
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