Friday, September 4, 2009

WILD PIGS ATTACK

A disease exclusive to New Guinea causes those afflicted to run amok, stealing objects of little value and attacking bystanders.

Wild-pig syndrome is a socially constructed disorder of the Gururumba tribe. The illness is characterized by involuntary antisocial behavior, followed by situational amnesia and the resumption of normal life.

After looting neighbors’ homes, the tribesman (usually a recently married male) ventures into the forest for several days, returning without the stolen articles.

Wild-pig attacks seems to occur when a man is unable to meet his financial obligations. Those who have undergone the episodes later receive special consideration from creditors.

The Gururumba people insist the illness is transmitted by the ghosts of recently deceased tribe members.

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5 comments:

  1. Aaaaah... marriage, ain't it grand!

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  2. This must be where the phrase "all men are pigs" originated.

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  3. Apparently the neighbors are very tolerant in New Guinea. What goes around comes around.

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  4. Maybe I can go all "wild pig" when I can't meet MY financial obligations! LOL

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  5. This is so much nicer than the piggy flu.

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