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Friday, February 25, 2011

C'mon baby light my fire

The NY Post ran the following article today:

Deadly five alarm Brooklyn fire caused by candles that were knocked over during voodoo sex ritual

A windswept, five-alarm fire that killed an elderly Brooklyn woman was started by candles placed on the floor near a bed while a man and woman were having sex after a voodoo ritual, sources said today.

Fire marshals determined that the Feb. 20 blaze at 346 East 29th St. in Flatbush escalated to a fifth alarm because of an open door and delays, but that it was all started by black magic.

"Time and time again we respond to tragedies that could have been so easily prevented," said FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano. "This fire had so many of those elements -- candles left on the floor near combustible material, one of the occupants trying to douse the flames before calling 911 and an open door, which allowed fire to spread into the hallway. Hopefully others will learn from this tragedy."
The five-alarm fire left one person dead.

The five-alarm fire left one person dead. Retired guidance counselor Mary Feagin, 62, who lived on the sixth floor, died in the fire.

Fire Marshals said the blaze began around at 6:40 p.m., when a Brooklyn woman visited a fourth-floor apartment in the building, where she paid one of the male occupants $300 to perform a voodoo ceremony aimed at bringing her good luck.

After the ceremony, sources told The Post that the couple decided to have sex.

What strikes me about this is what a great gig that guy has. He gets paid $300 by some woman to light some candles and pretend to chase away evil spirits? It seems a fairly safe bet he wasn't planning to report that money to the IRS as taxable income, either. And then, afterward, he gets to have sex with some of these women? 

I'm guessing the entire ritual probably didn't take more than an hour or so. When you think about it, there are very few professionals who make $300 an hour. Wall Streeters, and some lawyers, do. But they only get to screw their clients metaphorically.

If you're a young student who's undecided about his major, I strongly suggest you get your degree in voodoo-ology. You don't even have to be that smart to get into the field, if this man's behavior when the fire started is any indication.

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