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Mooning Mishap
Big Gary writes: "Don't we see this story about 2 or 3 times a year? Only the country and the broken object causing the injury change." From Yahoo! News:

UTRECHT, Netherlands - Utrecht police say a 21-year-old Dutch man is recovering after a "mooning" that went horribly wrong. A police statement says the man and two others had run down a street in Utrecht with their pants pulled down in the back "for a joke." It says that at one point the 21-year-old "pushed his behind against the window of a restaurant" that broke and resulted in "deep wounds to his derriere."

Here in Southern California we have the annual "Mooning of Amtrak" tradition. Every year patrons of the Mugs Away Tavern in Laguna Niguel set aside a day to moon passing Amtrak trains. This has been going on for almost 30 years. It'll occur this year on July 12. I've never heard of any injuries occurring at this event, but I'm sure someone doing something stupid will get hurt eventually.
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 04, 2008
Comments (5)
Well, ar least this has appeared in the Dutch press itself too yesterday.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  04:20 PM
In case of accidents, the Amtrak Mooners have their A**es; covered. grin

From the Mooning Amtrak page.

"Disclaimer: Attending this event may be hazardous due to the large concentration o
Posted by Bob C  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  08:59 PM
of silly people, cars, motorcycles, motorhomes, concrete vehicle wheel-stops, potholes & cracks in the road & parking-lots and dangerous pets. Everyone present is responsible for their own actions. If you trip on something, or hurt yourself, you alone are responsible. There is no one to sue. No one either promotes this nor charges admission. If you do come, act safely! If you're accident prone, please don't come, go somewhere else where you'll be safer. Neither Mugs Away Saloon, The City of Laguna Niguel nor Amtrak, nor Metrolink are responsible for this event, nor for assuring your safety. The City & the railroad would rather you didn't bother coming to this event. No one is carrying public liability insurance for this. Besides, would any insurance underwriter insure an event called, "Mooning Amtrak"?"
Posted by Bob C  on  Wed Jun 04, 2008  at  09:09 PM
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (part of what used to be INS) has a big application processing center in Laguna Niguel. In my former job in an immigration law office, we'd send off applications (for immigrant visas, for example), and they'd disappear for years, except for occasional letters from USCIS, Laguna Niguel, CA, asking for information or evidence we'd already sent.

Finally, I learn the reason: The processing center employees are all out mooning passing trains all day. This doesn't leave them much time to process any applications.
Posted by Big Gary  in  San Juan, Texas  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  09:54 PM
I with you agree. In it something is. Now all became clear, I thank for the help and I hope to see more such articles.
Posted by Justin  on  Fri Apr 30, 2010  at  11:57 AM
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