Creative Destruction

November 16, 2006

Diff’rent Strokes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Off Colfax @ 7:02 pm

Last week, Americans made clear their dissatisfaction with the President and his policies at the voting booth.

This week, an Indonesian man made clear his disdain for the President with a voodoo ritual.

Different strokes for different folks.

Ki Gendeng Pamungkas slit the throat of a goat, a small snake and stabbed a black crow in the chest, stirred their blood with spice and broccoli before drank the “potion” and smeared some on his face.


“I am doing voodoo, because other ritual would not work,” he told reporters after he conducted the gory ritual about 1 kilometers from the palace.

Strange as it sounds, you just can’t make this stuff up. Almost sounds like the plot for a John Gresham novel. Or maybe Laurel K. Hamilton.

(Yes, I know it’s not exactly voodoo that he did, as that is strictly part of down-bayou lands and Carribean islands. I get the feeling that the reporter could only find one suitable and close enough translation for the story. YMMV.)

[Turn signal: TPM]


  1. Sadly, I think the ritual might end up being more effective.

    Comment by toysoldier — November 17, 2006 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  2. Do you think he could be persuaded to do one for Tony Blair?

    Comment by Daran — November 17, 2006 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  3. If we get greedy it will not work.

    Comment by toysoldier — November 17, 2006 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

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