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Friday, June 10, 2011

Obligatory Link to the Lion Guy in Egypt

Oh well, everybody else has posted about the Egyptian guy who plans to fight a lion at the pyramids, so if you've somehow missed it so far, here it is, in an English language interview. 

He wants to do this to bring tourists back to Egypt. If you understand that logic, let me know.

I'm not sure what to say except that he seems to have a downright Western, even American, sense of how to manipulate the press and get his 15 minutes of fame. If he comes out of this as something other than Lion Chow, he may have a future in US reality TV. Unless PETA or the Egyptian government decides that circuses should stay in tents, not at the pyramids.

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