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“Rhinitis” means inflammation of the nose

pillows.jpgThe British authorities have no sense of fun:

Police in Leeds narrowly averted a major outbreak of public disorder and non-specific rhinitis this weekend when they convinced the organisers of a mass pillow fight to pull the plug on the Facebook-advertised event.
The West Yorkshire city had been almost drowned just a few weeks ago when a flashmob staged a 350-person water fight which resulted in the trashing of an ornamental garden and thousands of pounds worth of damage.
The bedding-powered bundle was scheduled for the weekend at Woodhouse Moor in Leeds, prompting fears of further mayhem, not to mention mass allergy outbreaks.
But this time the authorities swung into action, and after desperate pleas from the police, the organisers removed the ad from Facebook.

Said one of the local inspectors: “”The last thing we want is for a thousand drink-filled youths fighting each other and getting the wrong idea. That could turn into something a lot more awful that we’re not able to sort of police.” Amen, dude. Those pillow-fighters, nothing but fucking bloody trouble.

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From Overheard in New York:

[Before the start of the NYC pillow fight.]
Pillow-fighter: I'm gonna beat you all down like you were my daddy! [Hits people with his pillow.] Why weren't you there, dad, why!?