Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
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16-04-2017, 05:39 PM (This post was last modified: 16-04-2017 05:43 PM by Vera.)
Shocked Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
Says noted cartoonist Dan Piraro: Apparently, the locals have a tradition of hanging effigies of people (real or fictional) that they believe have wronged them––the devil, historical or political characters––in the Jardin on Easter Sunday and blowing them up with explosives. (What this has to do with Easter is beyond my education or imagination.)

Before it begins, there are numerous papier mâché characters hung on ropes (horizontal, like clothes lines, not vertical like a lynching) with three firecracker-type-things attached to a small hoop around their waist. They light the first one and it spews sparks, thus rotating the dummy (with the red bowtie in this pic). As the first firecracker reaches it’s end there’s a little “pop!”, then it lights the next one and it spews sparks and smoke and continues the rotation, then it pops and lights the third one, which does the same thing but ends with an ear-splittingly loud KABOOM! and the whole thing explodes into a million pieces. Then they move to the next figure.

In all, there were around 20 characters today. Here’s a pretty cool devil effigy and here’s the unbelievably amazing photo of his explosion that Olive Oyl took on her iPhone. The entire extravaganza was a hoot but the best part was that the grand finale was an effigy of Donald Trump. (The sign on him says “DONALD pero no el pato” which translates to “Donald, but not the duck.”) Up until then, the crowd laughs and claps as each character is ignited and explodes but as the time wore on, the crowd began chanting “Donald! Donald!” until they finally lit him up. Here he is spinning. When he exploded, the crowd erupted for the first time in loud shouts and applause, as though the Mexican national team had just scored a goal in the World Cup. By my reckoning, the crowd was about half Mexicans and half gringos, and all of us enjoyed watching Trump disintegrate.

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On a more serious note, apparently this is something called the Burning of the Judases (coincidentally, just today came across someone wondering about the plural version of Jesus - Jesuses? Jesi? Jesus' Enquiring minds wanna know, you know Rolleyes ) While funny in cases like this, the sheer primitiveness of the whole thing is... slightly disconcerting in this day and age, frankly Confused

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16-04-2017, 05:45 PM
RE: Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
I believed what happened next. Do I win a prize?

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16-04-2017, 05:56 PM
RE: Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
THIS IS WHY WE NEED A WALL.

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16-04-2017, 05:59 PM
RE: Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
Your title got me all excited.
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16-04-2017, 06:07 PM
RE: Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
(16-04-2017 05:59 PM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  Your title got me all excited

I know. I'm such a tease, aren't I [Image: default_flirtyeyess2.gif]

Cleverer than him - certainly, GenesisNemesis Drinking Beverage

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16-04-2017, 06:13 PM
RE: Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
Probably just another sextape they've got on him.
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16-04-2017, 06:42 PM
RE: Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
Figured it had to be in effigy, but such a good one it seems. Also I think the plural is Jesuses? I seem to remember reading something once about an institutional setting where multiple people thinking they were Jesus denounced each other as false.

Anyhow, primitive or not, I'll still take it over burning live people...

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16-04-2017, 06:47 PM
RE: Breaking: Trump hanged and set ablaze in Mexico!
Judases = traitors.

The see him as a traitor.

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