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about cactus monsters

Signs: all of the U-Hauls driving around Iowa City suddenly have saguaros on them. And Pravda is interested too.

Impossibly huge cactuses are in harmony with boundless deserted spaces of Arizona. In these lands, cactus is a symbol of local cities, often presented in T-shirts. In some photographs it could be seen how a huge cactus broke through a car. It is obvious that such a giantism could be caused not only by the 300-day-a-year sunshine. The issue of mutation was raised by Moscow State Darvin Museum, where The Cristate and Monstrous exhibition was opened, RIA ‘Novosti’ reports. In the exhibition, there are no round, accurate small cactuses old women like so much, here you could see only real monsters.

Here is the poster they were carrying through Berlin during the Bush visit: Hitler in front of the burning Reichstag and Bush in front of the Twin Towers. Can't really make out the text and anyway it's in German, but one imagines something similar to Hitler's infuriated oration at the fire: "There will be no mercy now. Anyone who stands in our way will be cut down. The German people will not tolerate leniency. Every Communist official will be shot where he is found. Everybody in league with the Communists must be arrested. There will also no longer be leniency for social democrats."

L'Effroyable Imposture (The Horrifying Fraud) has been a runaway bestseller in France. It claims that the September attacks were carried out by the American government and military as an excuse to launch war on the Muslim world.

The terminally serious Meyssan, 44, launched the book on one of France's flashiest, trashiest talk shows, and he followed up with a string of controversy-churning TV appearances that further piqued public curiosity. The print press denounced the volume in turn—Libération retitled it The Horrible Swindle—but that too helped fuel purchases. The book now has the distinction of breaking the French publishing record for first-month sales previously held by Madonna's Sex.

 

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