Muharram, The Festival Of Flagellation
Ouch. The Muslim world this past week observed Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. The 10th day of Muharram is Ashura, when Shi'ite Muslims mourn the death of the grandson of the Prophent Mohammed. Very devout Shi'ites cut and whip themselves into a bloody froth in observance. Here are photos of Ashura from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. WARNING: Graphic images.
Jon Stewart Injures Himself During Anthony Weiner Skit
In a segment devoted to skewering himself over lax coverage of Anthony Weiner on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took "skewering himself" a bit too literally. Stewart cut his hand on broken glass, but knowing that the penis puns must go on, he bandaged up and finished the show. It's amazing this sort of margarita injury doesn't happen every day on Kathie Lee and Hoda.