Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Special Burst of Weirdness (Election Day Edition)

Just in case you thought American politicians were peculiar in their mix of insanity, check out the antics of one Brazilian legislator:

A Brazilian legislator wants to make it illegal to give pets names that are common among people.

Federal congressman Reinaldo Santos e Silva proposed the law after psychologists suggested that some children may get depressed when they learn they share their first name with someone's pet, Damarias Alves, a spokeswoman for Silva, said last week.

"Names have importance," said Alves. The congressman "wants to challenge people's assumptions that it's acceptable to give animals human names," she said.

Of course, just why this wouldn't be acceptable is left unexplained. Anyway, one hopes that Brazil sees a rash over the next few months of puppies and kittens named "Reinaldo Santos e Silva".

(via BUFFALOg)

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