Hat Tip to jailhouselawyer for this excursion to the wilder shores of Planet Bizarre. The above young person is named Nguarh Alit. He is 18 and is from Bali. He was recently caught naked and - erm - positioned behind a cow. Somewhat curiously, he admitted having been - double erm - slipping the cow a length but claimed that he had misapprehended that the cow was a young and beautiful woman who had seduced him with flattering comments.
There is of course a lot of that sort of thing about.
So as to cleanse the village from this unpleasantness, it was necessary for Alit to 'marry' the cow.
As one does.
No doubt overcome by the emotion of the occasion, our hero passed out during the - treble erm - wedding ceremony and it is not clear whether he actually got to say 'I do'. Part of the ceremony involved drowning the new Mrs Alit - which will teach it to go around pretending to be a young and beautiful woman and seducing young and impressionable humans.
Albeit subject to a lot of rabbit editorialising - all of the above is true.
A few random musings from the rabbit:
The World Cup - Whisper it not but a lot of it is pretty boring - negative one paced games between teams paranoid about losing. Emile Heskey is a donkey. It's all very well going on about how he only scores a goal every other century but he creates a lot of opportunities for his strike partners by his physical presence. England scored one goal on Saturday, and that by a midfielder in the fourth minute and unconnected with anything Heskey was doing at the time. How many fewer would England have scored had Emile Donkey not been so busy with the other lot's defenders?
Least interesting headline of the day: Sarah Brown is to write an 'intimate' portrayal of life at No 10. Can't wait. Honest.
Something Jeanette Winterson said I totally agree with: 'I like individuality, eccentricity, self-determination. The things the free market is supposed to deliver and never does'. Very true that.
Stella Duffy has written a fictionalised account of the life of the Roman Empress Theodora drawing heavily on the Historia Arcana of Procopius. The narrative is of the later-to-be Empress as a child prostitute and general erotomaniac. One 'quote' that caught the rabbit's eye was that she regretted that God had only provided her with three orifices for pleasure! Dirty Girl! Just how many do - okay did - you want? Theodora, who is apparently a saint of the Syrian Orthodox church has her defenders springing up in indignant rebuttal. The debate hots up. Here is a pic of our heroine.