Overheard in a bar in British Columbia last week
"Any idea why 4 right feet have been washed up recently?"
"No, but I'd give my left foot to find out...."
Canadian police are probing a possible link between a left foot which washed up yesterday on a beach near Vancouver and four right feet which have since last year similarly made landfall on the coast of British Columbia, the BBC reports. The mysterious spate of seaborne foot landings began last August when two right feet came …
"We are certainly not discounting the possibility that this may be linked to the other recovered feet"
One of the other feet at most, surely.
"... why the coastline of British Columbia has grown five feet since last year"
Sea levels falling in this part of the world?
It's OK, I'm leaving.
I couldn't believe the phrase:- While police say there is "no evidence that the feet were deliberately severed or removed by force",
Am I allowed to be a teenager and say WTF !
So feet are falling off now! This will be some Euro crap about feet being an imperial measure or something.
Mind you, at least I can tell my wife that my willy is now officially improved to a length of... (consults ruler) 15 or something. (For the ladies reading I'm being modest :-) or talking in light years maybe)
Anyway I'm going to get my 90cm coat now.
...I mean, come on, not one mention of the supposed owner species!!!
Bears have feet too you know, they just go by the more traditional name - Paws.
They are still feet though - I quote the always accurate (???) Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot.
There are animals all over that page! ;-)
police think something is afoot... I'll take a large in black if you have it - I could do with a new coat.
So am I to understand that "Going clubbing in Canada" is to be replaced by "Going sole-searching in Canada"?
Maurice Shakeshaft: If they had another 18,224 they'd be in a completely different league.
I was watching a BBC Horizon TV program first aired March 2008 recently about the what had happened to the body of the late Alistair Cooke called "How Much Is Your Dead Body Worth ?" where the report detailed that an illicit trade in body parts from funeral homes is worth big dollars due to the lack of donors and the answer was a surprising USD$261,500-00 !
Now since one in seven literally die from assorted terminal cancers , these crooks motivated only by greed and lured by the high prices , they literally cut up the bodies in funeral homes to retrieve the wanted items charge the usual high fees and or merely hand wood ashes back to the grieving family and then live the high life on the proceeds from both jobs !
Hmmm , after viewing that program and seeing these reports , one can suspect that some one in Canada or the US just across the border have been dumping the unsold parts from supposedly cremated bodies from assorted funeral homes at sea but have literally failed to take into account the coastal currents and tide changes !
Truth can be stranger then fiction as some celebrities well know !
Sounds like a good incentive to arrange in your will that the medical/scientific community can *buy* your body from your heirs for a "mere" $200,000 (saving them $61,500) and your family, instead of being $5,000+ poorer, will have a couple of hundred grand to play with.
Only people who will lose out are the unscrupulous bastards who'd charge your family > $5,000 and sell your corpse for $261,500.
BTW, I've also heard of the rogues stripping the coffins of all the fancy extras you bought to send off your beloved in style so they can sell them again to the next poor saps who want a fancy coffin with all the trimmings.
And do we really believe that that beautiful casket with all the brass on it that you *bought* actually goes into the furnace when the body is cremated?
Since "vulture" has already been appointed to journos, I propose "buzzard" to refer to funeral directors - they both live off the dead.
The story they've been floating around is that these are just the feet of regular old missing/drowned/dead bodies. The bodies sink once they've been in the water long enough, but the ankle joint is fairly weak and breaks as decomposition begins. Since the feet were all encased in trainers (which are buoyant), they float to the surface once free of the body. The foot washes ashore, leaving the rest of the body behind.
The fact that there have been four left feet is just coincidence.
Black helicopter because this is what they WANT you to believe.
So, I think it's moderately safe to assume that the victims were within 500 miles of the initial foot sightings?
Its stories like this that really creep me out as I don't really know if it's an actual tragedy or more of a foot fetish, gone slightly awry… I mean talk about the moral paradox (or in this case podidox)!
And not to discount any conclusive evidence that may suggest that sharks have a more discriminating palette or smart fashion sense to be seen consuming or caught dead wearing a single "trainer", let alone both, remains to be seen. I've personally seen distant fresh water relatives of sharks consume some things that best not be mentioned in a public forum, the best of which could hardly be more appetizing that a leather clad foot.
That's it, leaving without any fanfare as this is just wrong on so many different levels...