Each week we offer a survey of headlines that appeared in the world press accompanied by our own comments.
Canada, Toronto Star: “Is Sewage Fertilizer Safe”
It depends on your nose, not your brain.
Argentine, Buenos Aires Herald: “Nine Billion Dollars Flees Argentine”
I’m hot on the trail of this one.
Sweden, The Local: “Drunk In Charge of Lawnmower”
Big deal, we have a drunk in charge of America.
Kuwait, Arab Times: “It Pays To Go To Indian Toilet”
Now, you know the origin of the name, “the Untouchables.”
Norway, Aftenposten: “Store Refuses Selling Cigarettes To Pensioner”
Of course, because in later years he could develop cancer.
Qatar, Arab Times: “Muslim Court Declares Dead Man To Be Muslim”
With a name like Rabinowitz!
Australia, Brisbane Times: “Sex Used As Punishment For Shoplifting”
I believe someone is confused, the object is lowering, not raising crime rates.
Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Religious Divorce Ritual”
Two people go before the Inquisition in order to stretch out the truth.
Bhutan, Bhutan Times: “Temple Thieves Get Life”
Is that in heaven or hell?
Yemen, Yemen Times: “The Saudis Have Got It All Wrong”
The women sit in the back seat, not in the driver’s seat.
Sweden, The Local: “Manure Pit Murder”
Something smells wrong about this case.
Kuwait, Gulf Times: “Old Age Home For Elephant”
I’ll ponder on this one for a long, long time.
Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Man Bites Dog That Bit Dog”
Did he after go around bow wowing about his achievement?
Canada, Toronto Star: “Bathtub Killer Wants To Get On With His Life”
He just wanted to flush out of his life bad experiences.
Sweden, The Local: “My Love Affair With A Dental Technician”
It was love at first bite.
Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Pope Strike Still On”
Anyone caught praying will be considered a scab.
Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Health Minister Refuses Summons”
He was ill disposed to obey the request.
Australia, Canberra Times: “Only Way Is Up”
Not, if you are the Devil.
Belgium, Belgian Expatica: “Joint Police Stations For Tourists”
In these stations, tourists give directions to the police.
Have a good one.