Friday, October 26, 2012

At What Cost?

Normally, on Friday, I try to find a few obscure news articles that you might not be familiar with.  I realize, this is getting more and more difficult to do,  as the media seeks out every speck of ridiculous news and then..... every nugget of nonsense gets You Tubed, Tweeted, or Facebooked. quicker than you can say "Did you hear about....?"   This week though, I am writing about a story, that in all likelihood, you all have heard about.  This story wasn't relegated to the back page.

Everything Has a Price

A 20 year old Brazilian woman, Catarina Migliorini has auctioned off her virginity online. Yes, you read that right.  She Ebayed her  "soon to be deflowered" virginity to the highest bidder.

If your name is on this list, I have lost all respect for you.

The winner of the auction is a Japanese man known as "Natsu" with a winning bid of $780K. He beat out 5 other bidders on the last day of the auction, after a bidding war ran the bids up from $199,0000. (Are we at all curious what the hell is wrong with Natsu?)

 Catarina says she is going to be giving 90 percent of the money to a charity but the auction organizer, Justin Sisely, who planned this questionable event says he is skeptical.  Justin is a Australian filmmaker that is also filming a documentary related to the auction.  The auction and documentary aren't a solo endeavor for Catarina.   Justin illitcited a male counterpart, who  auctioned off his virginity as well.  Alex Stepanov's end bid wasn't  nearly as impressive, however.  His highest bidder was a Brazilian woman known as Nene B. with a $3000.00 bid.

Catarina gets quite defensive when people regard this auction as a form of prostitution.  Catarina, speaking to Folha newspaper said, "I look at this as a business." (To be fair to all prostitutes, they probably consider what they do "as a business" as well.) Catarina went on to say, " I have the opportunity to travel, to be part of a movie and get a bonus. If you only do it once in your life then you are not a prostitute, just like if you take one amazing photograph it does not automatically make you a photographer."

For the movie, the actual sex act will not be filmed and rules have been laid out.  One of the rules states:
"To ensure that the encounter is as tasteful as possible, sex toys are not allowed".  (Can you even believe the word TASTEFUL is being used in this story??)

Reporter Cheryl P. has lots of questions of Catarina  .BTW...I took poetic license with the spelling of Twat.
Part of me is pretty sure that this is one of the signs of the apocalypse and the other part of me as lots of questions. All of me is totally creeped out!!!!

Maybe Money Does Grow on Trees ...or Broccoli Plants

A Woodstock, Illinois man says the $150,000 in cash he found in his garden last year generated two competing claims for the money.
 Wayne Sabaj, who discovered the cash in his McHenry County broccoli garden last year, said the cash would have become his if no one had claimed it by Oct. 1, but authorities said a Naperville liquor store robbed of about $150,000 in 2010 filed a petition to claim the money, as did Sabaj's 87-year-old neighbor, WGN-TV, Chicago, reported Wednesday.

Both claims were filed two days before the deadline, authorities said.
Lawyers for Sabaj's neighbor, Dolores Johnson, said the woman suffers from memory problems and does not remember what happened to the money she has been collecting for several years. Johnson's daughter said she believes her mother threw the cash into Sabaj's yard.

Robert Burke, Sabaj's attorney, said he believes the cash was drug money that fell from a sea plane spotted over the Fox River shortly before his client made the discovery.

Is anyone else having a problem with Sabaj's attorney? Is he trying to get some drug traffickers to come forward as well to claim that it is theirs? Personally,  I would think  this a fine time to start yelling "finders keepers,  losers weepers!"  The older neighbor can't remember if it's hers, the liquor store was robbed but how do they know if the garden money is THEIR money? Maybe...just maybe...  Any money growing in my garden is mine.

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

This week in Kansas City a Samurai robbed a Churches Fried Chicken restaurant.  What made this theft somewhat interesting,  is the guy that waited patiently to order his chicken dinner. No pushy people in line at this robbery.

If I would have been the guy behind the counter, I would of backed up....out of reach of the sword.

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