Thursday, May 19, 2005

Not an Onion article

Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

In particular, check out the caption under the picture, which reads (I'm not making this up):
"An African Lion much like this is responsible for the death of 28 Cambodian Midgets"

From reading the article it seems that since no cameras were allowed in the coliseum, the good people at BBC just tacked on a photo of some random lion, presumably to remind the reader what a lion looks like.

Why don't they have a photo of a group of midgets next to the photo of a lion. Would kind of fill out the article. "Midgets much like these were mutilated by an African lion much like that."
And then maybe a photograph of a map of Cambodia. "It all took place in a country much like this."

While i'm riffing here, this hardly seems fair to the lion chosen. I mean, if my picture was in the paper for mutilating 42 midgets, I'm pretty sure my mom would be pretty angry with me. Well, not angry. Just disappointed.


Nostradamus said...

My favorite part of the story is when we learn that the government received 50% of ticket sales... And that of the 42 midgets, 28 were killed!

al said...

of course, this article is fake, but still good

Anonymous said...


Anonymous flamer redux said...

I thought it was a great post despite its lack of OC (original content), but after al said it was fake, well, then the flaming commenced.

that the reason for the "gay" remark. sorry al.