Sunday, March 19, 2006

Dog-eating blindness

CHE-MEH adj. blind

You must read The Star's Man who ate dog suffers blurred vision. Talking about being economical with space; there are two seperate, completely unrelated news in one article!

The article began with an enraged Indian farmer, who discovered that his meal had been knocked down by a dog.

The dog was then beaten to death. Still unhappy with the dead dog, he then cooked it and ate it.

Perhaps regretting his action and the possible repercussion from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, he started vomiting and having diarrhoea. His vision then started to deteriorate and his arms and legs became weak.

Being the national sensationalist tabloid, the newspaper concluded that eating dog meat must have caused his blurred vision; when most readers can quickly point out a better explanation. The diarrhoea and vomiting must have been so severe, the generous fluid loss therefore must have depleted this poor fellow a healthy, adequate blood circulation to the brain. Therefore compromising his vision. But never mind that, boring scientific explanation... let's go with the headline: A 21-YEAR-OLD man's vision mysteriously deteriorated after he ate a dog that he killed in a fit of anger.

That will sell newspapers...

Oh, not forgetting the second news. It was about the drop in the wholesale prices of vegetables. Nobody reads that, so why not bundle it in with the dog-eating blindness news... why not.


Eat me and I promise you'll go blind...


Blogger FH2O said...

Hmmm no wonder all the hakkas ah sengs all wear dark glasses!

March 17, 2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger cynical-idealist said...

I read somewhere that if you eat a black dog, you will gain the power to see spirits or something. Now it'll be a story if the guy suddenly gains those powers.

Unker: Not all hakka ah sengs eat dogs lehh! Other dialect also got eat wad. :D

March 17, 2006 10:04 PM  

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