Posted by: Chris | August 10, 2011

From the Anals of Punditry

A rather penetrating ‘graf:

The Hamburg red-light district had caught Dundes’s eye because the locals made such a big deal of mud-wrestling. Naked women fought in a metaphorical ring of filth while the spectators wore plastic caps, a sort of head condom, to avoid being splattered. “Thus,” wrote Dundes, “the audience can remain clean while enjoying dirt!” Germans longed to be near the shit, but not in it. This, as it turns out, was an excellent description of their role in the current financial crisis

The whole article is legitimately quite good, and, more importantly, rich with fun facts.  Relatedly, it should be noted that the Lure noticed Martin Luther’s fecal fascination previously.

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