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8/26/2003

It’s either sickeningly sad or sadly sickening…

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In Phoenix, Arizona, Louis and Estelvina Rodriguez were arrested for keeping their 5-year-old twin sons locked in cages filled with roaches, feces, and urine. More haunting than the idea that these children suffered under terrible living conditions is the fact that this stemmed, apparently, from their father’s condition at 69 years of age. Simple arithmetic leads to the image of a 64-year-old man in the throes of an act so egregious that it warrants a ban in the form of a constitutional amendment. One has to wonder at the likelihood that the Rodriguez children will not suffer from any long-lasting ill-effects of their years of imprisonment, or the painful teenage realization that their father was over 60 when they were conceived.

Similarly miniscule is the probability that none of the children of Heol Tregonning, Llanelli, South Wales will require counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after watching a man bite the head off of a kitten. Only slightly better are the chances that they may benefit from sadomasochism hypnotherapy, pioneered by Ai Aoyama, a former club dominatrix turned mental health counselor.

Sadomasochistic hypnotherapy’s existence may owe a great deal to the failure of relatively simple forms of classic therapy. Pouch Cove, Newfoundland organizers did their best to gather 4,703 people in an effort to break the Guinness world record for the largest group hug, but their best was not enough. Instead, they amassed 69 people. Congratulations…

One Response to “It’s either sickeningly sad or sadly sickening…”

  1. chaboud says:

    Bonus points for noticing that the nasty old man and the hoarde of huggers both related, somewhat stupidly, to the number “69.”

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