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Journal of No. 118

March 16th, 2004

Imitation is the Sincerest form of flattery @ 01:53 pm

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HARTLAND — A Hartland man was treated at a Pittsfield hospital after he nailed himself to a cross. The 23-year-old man apparently was trying to commit suicide Thursday evening in his living room, the Bangor Daily News reported.

... the man took two pieces of wood, nailed them together in the form of a cross and placed them on the floor. He attached a suicide sign to the wood and then proceeded to nail one of his hands to the makeshift cross using a 14-penny nail and a hammer.

Clearly this guy was not the sharpest thorn on the crown:

"When he realized that he was unable to nail his other hand to the board, he called 911," Boucher said.

It was unclear whether the man was seeking assistance for his injury or help in nailing down his other hand.

PS Of course, this doesn't even hold a candle to the annual crucifixions in the Philippines.
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Date:March 16th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
Gah I can't even CLICK on the Filipino link to the crucifixions. I've known about them for a long time and they've always freaked the crap outta me. One of my dad's cousins has done it a couple of times. *shudders*
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Date:March 17th, 2004 10:38 am (UTC)
They're priceless pictures -- one of the helpers is dressed up as a Roman soldier.

BTW feel free to email me about that other thing.
Date:March 17th, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)


"It was unclear whether the man was seeking assistance for his injury or help in nailing down his other hand."

Funniest thing I read all day, thank you!

I have yet to see Gibson's S&M movie (nor will I), but doesn't it seem freaky that a huge portion of the world worships a mutilated god? (to quote GVE's story title?)

What does it mean for the followers when the Creator demands that his own son bleeds from every pore for us?

Wouldn't it me more loving and caring if God just let everyone (even those who don't believe) into heaven?

Journal of No. 118