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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... gone-rogue

Austria struggles with marauding Krampus demons gone rogue
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Attempts to impose order on the chaos by assigning each Krampus with a starting number and setting up barriers between the evil spirits and spectators have not always been successful. An alcohol ban has also been difficult to enforce.

“If large group of young men in masks roamed the streets on any other night of the year, the police would be called out in an instant,” said Wiesflecker. “In an anonymous collective, we are always more likely to overstep our boundaries.”

Dammm....if I was only a few decades younger.
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↑ Goin' back to the Middle Ages. Carnival then could be life-threatening, rules were practically suspended, everybody had a knife anyway, mostly no street lighting, and a jolly good time for robbers and outlaw gangs.
Sturdy door on your house, don't walk the streets.

Sanitized version:

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Ha-ha!

There are still quite violent feasts today (not necessarily carnival) where you get smeared with wine dregs or other unpleasant goo, or, for the assholes, where you can torture some hapless donkey.

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Goin' back to the Middle Ages. Carnival then could be life-threatening ...
Everything was life threatening.

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Seen that, actually

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And was it worth it?
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It was...ok.

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I'm guessing a muddled memory of coming upon an illegal still somewhere in Eastern Europe?
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The laws, they are changin'… :mrgreen:

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Witness wrote:
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The laws, they are changin'… :mrgreen:
No one is more surprised than I am at the fact that pot is now legal in Nevada. Given my state's previous stance on the substance, I figured it would be literally the last holdout against legalization rather than one of the early adopters. And I was doubly shocked that one of the biggest legalization proponents of the change was the Republican governor we had at the time. Though the last is tempered by the fact that Governor Sandoval kind of went against the Evangelical holy roller grain that is common among Republicans in other states, he could give an entire speech without ever once invoking God or Jesus, so he was often derided as a RINO.

The most fun part of legalization in this state was watching the uber-conservatives go nuts. Sheldon Adelson, one of Trump's best buds, went so far as to buy the Las Vegas Review Journal (biggest newspaper in the state) specifically to change the paper's editorial policy from pro-legalization to anti. Then lie about both his ownership of the paper and, once that became impossible, about why he did it

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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The complete story is "Consume, excrete, die."
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