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July 17, 2007

Pagans threaten to flood England (more)

by Feòrag

The Long Mohammed of Wilmington United Kingdom: Britian's neopagans are upset again. First of all it was Trinny and Susannah daring to change the sex of the Long Man of Wilmington, and now they're upset that a figure of Homer Simpson has been painted in biodegradable paint in the vicinity of another 400-year old cartoon, the Cerne Abbas Giant.

It's not King Kevin complaining, either, but the middle class ladies of the Pagan Federation. And, just like the Mohammed cartoon protesters, they're making threats and promising to get their imaginary friend to fix the problem.

Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation, said: We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind.

“We'll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away.

Well, that should solve the problem of heavy rains and flooding in England. It's enough to make you want to turn the Long Man of Wilmington into a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.

Wish for rain to wash away HomerBBC News, 16th July 2007

Update: This image by HappyToast at B3ta is glorious:

Further update: The Grauniad is running a caption competition.

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Posted in Censorship and Superstition and Other Silliness and Willies at 09:30. Last modified on July 17 2007 at 13:51.
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1: Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge | July 17, 2007 10:48 AM

Considering how much rain the UK is getting right now they don't even need to do rain magic. This protest is just daft anyway. Nice to pagans can make as big an arse of themselves as other religious groups.

2: Posted by: Feòrag | July 17, 2007 10:51 AM

I figure they're doing a Pat Robertson. You know how he prays for earthquakes in earthquake-prone areas, floods in bits of the world that are below sea level etc., and then claims his black magic worked when the inevitable happens? Well, same principle.

3: Posted by: Spud | July 17, 2007 11:41 AM

"Calm down, dear. It's only a commercial."


4: Posted by: Feòrag | July 17, 2007 1:56 PM

Yay! Egoboo!

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