3. The rocking Monk!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
THE HIT LIST - our incredible but true story series: - SERIE 2
1. Very expensive high-end Hamburgers!
Are you rich enough? Can you afford America's Most Expensive Hamburgers? How much could you spend for a hamburger? Do you know that dozens of restaurants across the United States of America serves Kobe-beef burgers topped with truffles and foie gras. The price tags on these wallet-busting burgers can reach $175. It's a chance to try the ‘ultimate’ example of something edible, and because it's a burger — well, who doesn't want to eat the ultimate burger?” In Pictures: America's Most Expensive Hamburgers
Another burger gimmick comes courtesy of the kitchen at the Palms. They'll pair a $6 Carl Jr.’s hamburger with a 24-year-old bottle of French Bordeaux. This ultimate combo meals costs $6,000. Not content to let the West Coast take the lead, New York City-based steakhouse chain Olde Homestead got in the race. They recently decided that their original $41 20-ounce Kobe beef hamburger wasn’t enough, and introduced an $81 burger. It's made with 14 ounces of 100 percent “Grade Five” Kobe Wagyu beef — with a four-ounce medallion of Kobe sirloin tucked inside. That still doesn't compare to DB's Double Truffle burger, served with 20 grams of shaved black truffles—and a $150 price tag. Believe it or not, there's an even more expensive burger — dusted with gold — also served in New York. Icheoku says, what a price to pay for a piece of bread and beef patties? Anyway, you only live once, so why not if you can! Incredible? You bet!
The body of the bearded Capuchin monk, Padre Pio was exhumed from a crypt on March 3 and found to be in good condition after 40 years of his death. A poll in 2006 by Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana found that more Italian Catholics prayed to Padre Pio than to any other figure, including the Virgin Mary or Jesus. His picture is stuck to the dashboards of many taxis and cars throughout Italy. In the sepulcher, he was dressed in a brown Capuchin habit and wore fingerless gloves he used to absorb blood from wounds on his hands. Among the stories that surround the monk, who died at the age of 81, is one that he wrestled with the devil one night in his monastery cell and emerged bloodied and bruised." Icheoku says a saint of our time? Really! Is it not incredible that Italians, the custodians of the Roman Catholic Church are praying to an ordinary mortal more than to blessed Virgin Mary or even the Lord Jesus Christ? Is this heresy or what?
Dressed in his traditional brown robe, sandals and twirling the rope around his waist, this 62-year old Friar Cesare Bonizzi is no ordinary heavy metal rocker. But as guitarists around him grind out heavy notes, the long-white-bearded Capuchin, a former missionary in Ivory Coast, has no qualms bobbing his head and shouting lyrics about alcohol, sex, tobacco and life in general into his microphone.Describing himself as a "preacher-singer," Bonizzi has been singing for over a decade, and last month wowed heavy metal fans at Italy's "Gods of Metal" festival, where he performed with his band Fratello Metallo (Metal Brother) alongside groups such as Iron Maiden. A member of the Catholic Capuchin order in Milan, Bonizzi began singing heavy metal after having first started with what he calls "light music with slight rock influence."You can see Friar Bonizzi in action here. Icheoku says, rock on reverend! Who says you have to become a destitute and self-deprived absolutionist in order to serve your God! God loves the cheerful one so why not indulge yourself in whatever puts a smile on your face and maybe on another's; that way you may live long! Truth!
The medicine man of Otta, Babalawo Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo is a despicable person. He said Nigerians should take their electricity problem to God, adding that they should take to God anything they do not have which they wished to have or cannot get. Icheoku says that this deranged incestuous monster of Otta Olusegun Obasanjo was rescued from the gallows and sent to Aso Rock by God to give Nigerians electricity among other things. He disobeyed God and eight years after his ignoble reign over Nigeria, he is today opening his wide dirty mouth to insult Nigerians. What a country? Icheoku says this monster should be arrested and put away for all his crimes against humanity and also since he is unable to explain to Nigerians why the $16billion dollars USD he misappropriated for electricity did not add even a single mega watt of electricity to the national grid! Isn't that incredulous? At best let Aremu Obasanjo spare Nigerians further pains from the memories of his atrocious regime and please SHUT THE F**K UP!
5. From Grace to Grass - disguised ex-president of Serbia!
When Saddam Hussein was fished out of a spider hole in a farm in Baghdad by the brave United States of America military, Icheoku thought we have had the last of such desperate act by former men of authority to evade justice by eluding capture from a manhunt. But we were proved wrong. The fugitive ex-president of Serbia, Bosnian-Serb President Radovan Karadzic proved that he was a good student of Saddam Hussein and while the whole world was busy traversing the rugged Serbia country-side looking for him, he took a page from Saddam Hussein and grew beards with an alias; living in the city suburb of Belgrade as a commoner - a traditional homeopathic doctor! What an irony of fate that a once demi-god president of Serbia stole an identity of a rural gardener and hid behind face-covering beards and for about thirteen years!
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