arcana imperii :: the book of j


bite me!

somebody must have just watched gladiator or been enjoying his copy of foxe's book of martyrs over in taipei and must have got lost in the translation. reuters reported that a forty-six-year-old man leaped into a lion's den at taipei zoo yesterday to try to convert the king of beasts to christianity, but was bitten in the leg for his efforts. television footage showed the man shouting with both arms raised «jesus will save you! come bite me!» at two african lions lounging under a tree a few metres away. one of the lions, a large male with a shaggy mane, bit the man in his right leg before zoo workers drove it off with water hoses and tranquiliser guns. newspapers said that the lions had been fed earlier in the day, otherwise the man might have been more seriously hurt ... or worse.

oh, religious fervour! i see a great job opportunity for bush's most extremist christian supporters...