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Stop! In The Name of Love

I came across an article at the Boston Globe's web site recently that made my hair stand on end and my, uh, ahem, male reproductive organ go limp. A young fella in Egypt, from a well-to-do family, fell in love with a "commoner" whom his parents forbade him to marry. To get back at his parents the guy grabbed a knife and sliced off his penis. Go-go gadget home vasectomy kit! Boy, I've heard of cutting off your nose to spite your face, but that's just a tad extreme.

But you know, for some of us (depraved and lacking in taste and political correctness) there's always a lighter side to these things. Well, certainly not for this poor fellow but there for the grace of God go the rest of us. But I got to thinking what fun a headline writer might have with this story.

For example:

Man Takes Future Into Own Hands

Man's Marriage Plans Cut Short

The Penis Less Mighty Than The Sword

Parents Against Relationship, Son Gets The Shaft

Spoil the Child, Spare Rod Required

Well Endowed Man Suffers Penis Envy

The Wedding's Off And That's Not All

Axes Bold As Love

Man Starts New Club - Members Wanted

I Did I it Cause I Can't Say I Do

Parents Stick Fork in Marriage, Son Sticks Knife in Member

There's a lesson to be learned here for parents everywhere. Next time you forbid your son to marry his sweetheart hide the cutlery.


C.B. Jones said…
to get back at his parents? I'd think his girlfriend would take umbrage to his retaliation as well.
I can see the parents' reaction: "Wow, son, you're sure told US! Um, you might want to get something to stop the bleeding, and by the way, the dog is running away with your willie."

Love your headlines, especially the "Penis not mightier" one.
Dalton J. Fox said…
I read about this the other day too. Almost made me sick to my stomach. He's a dumb bastard.

And "Man's Marriage Plans Cut Short" is definitely my favorite of the headlines.
Surveygirl46 said…

How about

man's ex-bride relieved not to get the short end of the stick

man tells penis - get lost dickhead
nonamedufus said…
C.B. Jones: Yeah, but he was cut off from his girlfriend, in a manner of speaking.

Chris: ",,,and the dog is running away with your willie" - lol

DJF: Yeah, me too, I just groaned when I reaD the story and then I couldn't help but laugh at his stupidity.

surveygirl46: Those are both good. Thanks.
nipsy said…
I can see it sister runs in and yells "neener neener neener, I've got your weiner" as she waves it around in the air..

Simply ouch..
nonamedufus said…
nipsy: The saddest part about this story which I didn't mention is that doctors were unable to reattach the severed member. Ouch, indeed.
Dalton J. Fox said…
I read about this the other day too. Almost made me sick to my stomach. He's a dumb bastard.

And "Man's Marriage Plans Cut Short" is definitely my favorite of the headlines.

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