Breaking News: The headline this story just had to have

I’ve just become a wanted criminal in at least one country should I ever visit it. Just ask my wife…

Apparently serial farters in Malawi are going to be in big trouble. The country is cracking down on passing gas. Since the Daily Mail broke the story on January 28 the Internet has gone into a little bit of meltdown as people crack wise about the proposed law – which aims to make better and more thoughtful citizens.

“One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: ‘My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus?

‘And how about at meetings where it is difficult to pinpoint ‘culprits’?

‘Children will openly deny having passed bad air and point at an elder. Culturally, this is very embarrassing,’ she said.”

What a story. This is what responsible government looks like people.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

2 thoughts on “Breaking News: The headline this story just had to have”

  1. And how about at meetings where it is difficult to pinpoint ‘culprits’?

    ‘Children will openly deny having passed bad air

    He who denied it supplied it.

  2. Apparently it’s quite an old law (from 1929) that they’re trying to amend. Got to love the wording of the original:
    “Any person who voluntarily vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour”
    Did you know what it meant to “vitiate the atmosphere”?

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