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Anybody wonder where John Irving gets his ideas?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/08/10/philippines.cannibal.ap/index.html

via tar_pith

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Well, I recognized immediately where he got all his stuff from Hotel New Hampshire, from a very strange book called A Nervous Splendour about Vienna and the Rudolph suicide murder...at that point I stopped reading him, as he'd managed not only to lift a lot from the book, but turn a tragedy in banality.
I tried reading "A Widow For One Year" and gave up, but I liked some of his earlier work.

Banal is a good word for Widow.
Ew. I hate coconut.
That's something new and different. Most Filipino weddings just involve several hundred gatecrashers who eat/steal all the food.

Hmmm... I should point that article out to my parents and ask them about that province. Not that cannibalism is normal in the Philippines by any stretch of the imagination (one hopes anyway; at least it was kept from me during the various visits I've made), but they tend to make commentary on the characteristics (quirky, eccentric, or otherwise) of the inhabitants from the various provinces.
Yay, cat-sneezing vampires!

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LOL!

Chat is dead, long live the chat...

(Anonymous)

"tripped and accidentally touched the bride's bottom"

riiiight.