Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Bright Spot In Your Day

From Al Jazeera:

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge was responsible for the deaths of an estimated two million people from 1975-79, and millions more were left with deep mental and physical scars.

Sin Son was one of them.

He lost several of his relatives in the mass slaughter but one very special companion, an elephant named Sambo, survived.

Sin Son told Al Jazeera of his reunion with his childhood friend after many years apart.


  1. can we fast forward to the part where people do not say sweet for the Khmer Rouge, Jesus H. (fucking) Chirst.
    Now I remember why I'm not a christian.
    Oh yeah, fucking aminal crackers, not people are what counts.
    Ok, OKFucking K his family is killed but some big ass thing has made it all ok. Of**kIng K.
    I do not understand the American Psychic. It use to be radical Chic. now I just don't know.

  2. JenJen, Bella and Heidi... it is a great story.

    Punch... take a valium.

  3. seriously Punch take a couple. We all know what the Khmer Rouge were on about. There was nothing we could fucking do then and now we do trade with Cambodia.

    Good end for a tragic individual story.

  4. It doesn't have to be anything big to lift the spirits of people that have experienced hell, it just has to be something.

  5. I understand Punch's outrage, but I also wonder could it be that the guy in the video was so traumatized by the loss of his family under such horrible circumstances, that he latched onto the elephant memory as a substitute for his family. My feeling was that the guy was not downplaying the human loss and bemoaning the animal loss. He was young when this happened...actually he would have been, since those events happened in the seventies, almost 30 years ago. What I am trying to say is, Charleston, don't be so quick to jump Punch's ass...and Punch, take another look at this story. The elephant may be a direct connection to his family, in his mind. Just sayin'.

  6. Ditto Holte and JJ. Anyone can love an animal, with or without the horrible experiences. JJ, what you said is so apparent I thought everyone would automatically see it. I guess I forgot that Punch can only comprehend what's right in front of him. I'm sorry Punch. Walking Man was right, take two valiums.

  7. With the treatment human animals dish out to their own species, it's no wonder we get so attached to our 4-legged & feathered friends at times.


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