Monday, November 03, 2008

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Elliot of From Where I Sit knows why two local radio stations have started the Christmas music marathon already.

And if it’s not in His honor, they must be out of their frickin’ minds.

Meanwhile, in Kenya they're lining up to sacrifice goats in The Obama's honor.

At Kit Mikayi, a sacrificial rock shrine 20 miles from Kisumu, about a dozen people have visited on the senator's behalf, according to Jennifer Okot, an elderly villager who lives near the shrine.

Customarily, those seeking large blessings sacrifice a goat by swinging it by its legs so that its head and neck are bludgeoned against a large rock in a naturally occurring enclosure between two massive boulders that serves as the shrine's sanctuary. The goat's demise incurs the blessings of the rock shrine's god, said Caroline Odhiambo, a 24-year-old who tends to the shrine.