View Full Version : Gotta love those Fundamentalists!
02-03-2007, 06:59 PM
Children's foreheads slashed in Muslim saint's name (http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/01/30/ashoura.children.ap/index.html)
02-03-2007, 07:33 PM
At one time,the testicles of young boys were removed by the Catholic Church,to maintain the singing voice of the soprano,before his voice began to crack. I think we can out do the Muslims on any level of torment to man,given the history of Western Civilization.
02-03-2007, 07:36 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr> At one time,the testicles of young boys were removed by the Catholic Church,to maintain the singing voice of the soprano,before his voice began to crack. <hr /></blockquote>
Yeah, but they put 'em back later after they grew up, right?
02-03-2007, 07:51 PM
I think they made lamp shades with them.
02-05-2007, 12:09 PM
Actually, they began to use them to replace fuzzy dice as rearview mirror adornments. I have some for sale if anyone is interested... I doubt seriously if there has been any culture since the beginning of time that hasn't produced equally atrocious "crimes against man" as any other given culture.
02-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Yes, but if you could sing like this......wouldn't it be worth it?
web page (http://www.ars-antiqua-austria.com/musik/bononcini.mp3)
02-05-2007, 01:12 PM
How many singers have actually stopped a war?
"In the 17th century, Queen Christina of Sweden was so enamoured of the voices of the castrati that she temporarily halted a war between her country and Poland so that she could borrow the castrato Ferri from the Polish king for a two-week command performance."
The only other time that I know of where a singer was involved in a conflict....was when the FBI played Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made For Walking" on loudspeakers, nonstop....at Waco.
They choose to die instead of having to listen anymore.
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