Is There Nothing It Can’t Do?

Global Warmening. It makes people hot. And when people get hot, they take off their clothes.

And when you take off your clothes you know what happens next

Malaysian tribal leaders blame a group of Western tourists, including two Canadians, for triggering a deadly earthquake by taking naked photos of themselves on a sacred mountain, a local official told NBC News on Monday.

Tribal and political leaders across the state of Sabah have called for the arrest of the 10 tourists after they allegedly stripped on Mount Kinabalu last month, said Masidi Manjun, the state’s tourism, culture and environment minister.

Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of reports that the two Canadians had been barred from leaving the country. The department said it was working with local officials but was unable to confirm whether there had been any arrests.

On Friday, one week after the group allegedly took the naked photos and posted them on social media, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck 5 miles south of the 13,500-foot summit on Malaysian Borneo. Sixteen people were killed, and more than 100 climbers were trapped for a time on the mountain.

The Kadazan-Dusun tribe believe that the “disrespectful” actions of the tourists were responsible for triggering the earthquake, Manjun said.

The logic of my argument, like the Science, is clear.

4 Responses to “Is There Nothing It Can’t Do?”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:


    But really – that was indeed disrespectful of the local values.

    NOT that I think it caused an earthquake – except in the brains of the Malaysians.

    And, no, I’m sorry -I’ve spent time in Malaysia, and it does not get THAT hot. Not nearly so much as S. Florida, and even Canadian tourists here generally (unless they are visiting a specially designated clothing-free resort) can manage to keep their clothes on.

    Stupid of them. Really. They’d have been stuck in jail here for the same thing – without the superstition. (Or maybe with – who knows.)

  2. Dr Alice says:

    I don’t know what it is about folks going naked. Most of them look horrible without their clothes on. (I include myself in that group.)

  3. Syd B. says:

    The girls involved must have had enormous jugs to cause earthquakes. I guess they didn’t appreciate their over shoulder boulder holders. or in german , datstastopemfromfloppen.

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @ Dr. Alice – likewise – but I did a website for a “naturist” group about 15 years back and got invited to some of their events. They really don’t care about how they look. It’s just what they find comfortable. To each his/her own.

    But still, stifle it in Malaysia. And Thailand (whose bargirls were (when I lived there) constantly being shocked by Scandinavians and southern European women baring their breasts on beaches – and, no, not joking – the Thai prostitutes didn’t approve).

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