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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Different planets and parallel universes

The BBC reports that a man of 112 has "married" a girl of 17 in Somalia. In itself it must send shock waves throught the western world. However, all is not as it may seem, I think.

The old codger might be up to some tricks. So might the girl and her family. He says, "I didn't force her, but used my experience to convince her of my love; and then we agreed to marry". At his age he needs to be careful over affairs of the heart. He could just conk out any minute if he overexerted himself.

My guess is that he has a bit put away on the money front. He'll have a Cecil Colby moment, fade away gracefully, and she becomes queen bee of the village. Probably works out fine for all concerned.

In the scheme of things, Somalia is definitely a law unto itself!


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