Mischief of the Moment

by wjw on June 6, 2011

Just a few notes from odd corners of the world press.

You’d think that the, with the failed rapture a couple weeks ago, the world’s quota of religious silliness has been filled, but apparently not.  The Vatican has closed the 1700-year-old Monastery of Santa Croce after “abuses of a liturgical and economical nature,” which included nuns dancing before the altar under the direction of Sister Anna, a former stripper.  (Despite attempts by the tabloid press to paint the place as a den of vice, the dancing was rather sweet, at least if the viral Youtube video is anything to go by.)

So, either it’s church authorities righteously closing down a house of scandal, or it’s outraged paternalist church officials horrified at the thought of nuns expression themselves through movement.  Take your pick.

Elsewhere in the news, we hear of a seven-year-old boy buying a genuine fighter jet on eBay.  No doubt he will be the envy of his friends, at least till he napalms the school bully.

And most heartening of all, a Florida homeowner has foreclosed on the Bank of America.

“They’ve ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated, ” attorney Todd Allen told CBS.

Sheriff’s deputies, movers, and the Nyergers’ attorney went to the bank and foreclosed on it. The attorney gave instructions to to remove desks, computers, copiers, filing cabinets and any cash in the teller’s drawers.

Where are Bonnie and Clyde when we need them?

Shash June 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I found the BoA foreclosure story very cheering. It was a perfect way to lighten my Monday.

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