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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The On-going Re-def of Marriage

Remember, the objectum sexuals?  Neither do we, but to refresh your memory, here is the story of the woman who married the Eiffel Tower
For three years, the professional archer from San Francisco would visit the object of her affection, going for weeks at a time, spending all day touching the tower. And then on April 8, 2007, Erika LaBrie became Erika Eiffel in a commitment ceremony before 10 of her closest friends.
Now, from China, comes the next phase:
Chen Wei-yih has posed for a set of photos in a flowing white dress, enlisted a wedding planner and rented a banquet hall for a marriage celebration with 30 friends.  But there is no groom. Chen will marry herself.

A good man is hard to find, the song runs.  Apparently very hard, in some cases. 

One wonders if when she dies, the French government now has dibs on Mrs. Eiffel's property.  And who gets what if Mrs. Chen divorces? 

2 comments:

  1. Also, isn't "Mrs Eiffel" now morally and legally required to pay the maintenance on "Mr Eiffel?"

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  2. I recall reading of an incident in the 1970s in which somebody married a fifty-pound pet rock, which provoked a comment asking what the kids would be raised as.

    The really bad news is that it looks like the 1970s are back ... like a horrible recurring nightmare.

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