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    Do Not Piss Off the Earthquake Gods!

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/we...n-pics-n373506

    Four Western tourists are facing three months in a Malaysian prison after allegedly stripping naked on a "sacred" mountain — an act local tribes believe angered spirits and triggered a deadly earthquake.

    Two Canadians, a British woman and a Dutch national appeared in court Wednesday and were remanded on charges of indecent exposure, the local police commissioner said according to news agencies. If convicted they face a fine and a prison sentence of up to three months.
    "She knows what she did was stupid and disrespectful and she is very sorry for the offence she has caused the Malaysian people," her father said. "She has never been in any sort of trouble before."

    Meanwhile in the United States: naked peakbagging continues its proud march forward.

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    Outraged tribal chiefs said the tourists' "disrespectful" actions angered spirits and prompted the quake.
    Meanwhile in the United States, we discount the claims of silly heathens.
    OUR tribal chiefs blame the earthquake on gay marriage...

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    Of course. The countries are such prudes that the gods of the mountains never get to see a naked woman. When they do they get their rocks off.

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    So, the mountain gods were pissed off at these guys, so they killed a bunch of other people and left them alone?

    That's ... well, actually that's fairly par for the course for gods.

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    Don't blame the gods, we all look the same to them.

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    If you're stupid enough to piss off people who are stupid enough to believe such stupid things, you may find that they are also stupid enough to punish you in a way that will stop you, and/or other stupid people, being that stupid in their country ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4321lynx View Post
    a way that will stop you...being that stupid
    The stupid will punish the stupid in the hopes that the stupid will learn from the experience?
    That's stupid....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 4321lynx View Post
    a way that will stop you...being that stupid
    The stupid will punish the stupid in the hopes that the stupid will learn from the experience?
    That's stupid....
    One can only hope ... but yes, I admit that may be stupid ... that there are degrees of stupidity. I mean even earthworms can learn, I'm told.

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    Presumably climbers regularly pee and poo on the mountain, and it's fine with that, but it's shocked at a casually bared bum. Strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seyorni View Post
    Presumably climbers regularly pee and poo on the mountain, and it's fine with that, but it's shocked at a casually bared bum. Strange.
    interesting, yah.

    Thirty million Malaysians, some number of which take positive steps to keep the gods happy.
    Four tourists piss them off accidentally.
    18 dead.

    I can just imagine Mark Twain's essay establishing the ass to prayer exchange rate. And how this should influence American diplomacy overseas. "Don't piss us off or we'll bare our behinds. I can have forty US Marine high tensile asses on your soil in a day! And 300 aerobics instructors swinging in the breeze inside of a week!"

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