Monthly Archives: December 2007

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Unholy dust-up at Nativity church

“Members of rival Christian orders have traded blows at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, with four people reported wounded in the fray.

Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic priests were sweeping up at the church following the Christmas rites of the Western churches earlier in the week.

Reports say some Orthodox faithful encroached on the Armenian section, prompting pitched battles with brooms.

Intense rivalries at the jointly-run church can set off vicious feuds.”

Oh how lovely, the real spirit of Christmas

Human Branding – The New Tattoo (VIDEO)

“Now that tattoos can be removed through laser surgery, people wanting to permanently modify their bodies are turning to branding. Using an ultra-hot iron, people are literally sizzling their skin to create burns so deep, the scars will remain for life.”

In this video a chap gets branded with a cocktail glass design.


Perhaps his next one should be “I’m a wanna-be player” or “alcoholic in training” across his forehead?