Friday, May 30, 2003

That explains it!
Swazi king blames trousers for world's ills. Actually, he was more specific than the headline writer:
"The Bible says curse be unto a woman who wears pants, and those who wear their husband's clothes. That is why the world is in such a state today," Mswati, ruler of the impoverished feudal nation of about one million, said late on Thursday.
Women on the streets of capital Mbabane were not impressed.
Mswati is Africa's last absolute monarch. He is currently married to nine wives, with a wedding pending for wife number 10, and has chosen an additional fiancee after reviewing videos of topless maidens performing a traditional Reed Dance ceremony.
Videos? You'd think an absolute monarch could arrange for live auditions.

Oh yeah, Swaziland has the same vote in United Nations General Assembly as the USA.