Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Odds and Ends

Just a few strange things I've run across in the last few days ...

What sort of gift do you get for the person who has everything? How about a slightly-used tomb? According to this article, if you are the highest bidder at an auction that begins on June 23rd you can own the granite and marble crypt once occupied by Elvis Presley and his mother before their relocation to a better resting place at Graceland.

If yours is the winning bid you will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of a chapel for the interment service; however, transportation and funeral home charges are not included. The auction website is here, in case you're interested.

A woman in New Jersey has filed a gender and religious discrimination complaint against her former employer, claiming that she was fired from her job at a New York lingerie warehouse because she was "too busty and dressed too provocatively for the workplace."

According to her complaint, her employers - who are Orthodox Jews - told her that her outfits were "too hot" for the workplace. For my part, I'm wondering about two things: (1) what constitutes an outfit that's "too hot" for a lingerie warehouse?; and (2) what are Orthodox Jews - who tend to believe women should dress with great modesty - doing selling lingerie?

Speaking of religious beliefs, the pastor of a West Virginia serpent-handling sect that cherry-picked its odd beliefs from the Bible (Mark 16:17-18) has died ... after being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Glad that belief worked out for you.

Donald Trump. 'Nuff said.

Yes, it's a strange, strange world. And we still have the presidential election to look forward to.


Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

We live in surreal times, Bilbo: snake-handling preachers, Orthodox Jews vending underwear, and other amazements.

Amanda said...

I always make it a point to read the 'strange news' section of the online newspaper.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Romeny's downfall will be his association with that blowhard bully. although he alone doesn't help his cause much either.

The pastor - karma at work.

The lingerie babe - this is odd for all the reasons you mentioned. But how can she win this? If you don't wear your uniform at Mickey D's you lose the job too. And if they have documentation that they asked her to change her way of dress the owners have a good chance according to HR.

We do live in a strange world - how 'bout the man chewing anothers face? Oy! as you say.

Mike said...

Maybe the snake pastors family can buy the Elvis crypt.

Duckbutt said...

It would be neat to be buried in Elvis's old crypt.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

You defnitely notic Poor lady!e her chest! Not immodestly dressed, though.