Thursday, 29 April 2010

Corsets, Kentish Town

With the preparation of my trip to Germany, I had almost missed the scientific revelation of the year: thanks to Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, we now know for certain that earthquakes are caused by women! As the Iranian cleric declared: "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes." Ah! Why didn't he speak earlier? Maybe I would have chosen to study seismology instead of politics. Actually one of the few times I felt the tremors of an earthquake was in a small town of Ecuador, where the only hotel was more often booked by the hour than for the night as the continuously squeaking beds clearly indicated. I was enjoying the view over the tropical forest and towards the Andes from the roof when it all started to shake (and hundreds of cockroaches appeared out of nowhere). All this because of these scantily clad women standing about by the hotel's door!

So where do corsets fit in Sedighi luminous theory? Supposed, in most cases, to enhance the curves by reducing the waist and exaggerating the bust and hips, these garments certainly ought to be banned.


Fortunately for Kentish town it looks like whoever paid for this sign has been out of business for a while, and therefore many natural disasters have been avoided.
Long live obscurantism!

Location: Kentish Town Road / Picture taken on: 14/08/2008

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