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Then the pig got up and slowly walked away

From the Croatian Times:

"Muslim extremists have banned Peppa Pig dolls from a shopping centre claiming the children's cartoon character breaks Islamic laws.

Hardline religious leaders told shopkeepers in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, that because the dolls were based on pigs they breached muslim food laws which ban pork, reports local news website Bljesak.info".

Oh well done people. It isn't looking good for a Muppets revival.

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Anonymous puzzled of nether wallop said... 1:47 pm

As I get older, my mind turns more and more to nostril hair.

To plait or not to plait?

Where do you stand on this grave and weighty matter?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:54 pm

I suspect you would need fairly dainty fingers to plait said hair. Also, if you have a 'tache, I suspect that your efforts would go unrecognised.

However, I am getting ahead of myself - is the plaiting intended for reasons of aesthetics or utility?  

Blogger hatfield girl said... 2:06 pm

The plaiting is intended for reasons of purity, which stands in contradistinction to, and wards off, danger.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:22 pm

Intriguing. I imagine the look would be quite Wagnerian. Should one plait together the skeins from both nostrils, or have two separate plaits?  

Blogger JuliaM said... 4:51 pm

Food laws...? Is the food so bad in Sarajevo that the customers might mistake extruded plastic for real pork?

The answer's probably 'yes', I realise...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:58 pm

Can't say I have heard of any Bosniak restaurants packing 'em in in these parts yet.

I think there is much to be said for the rabbinical approach - no probs with pigskin wallets etc, or even pig to human transplants, as eating is the issue, nothing else.  

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