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(BBC)   Behind the scenes with Nigeria's official "bachelor catcher," who drags unmarried men through the streets in a noose to shame them into marriage. Presumably, this technique was cut from "The Rules" for reasons of length   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 67
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2008-09-22 02:17:14 PM  
Hahaha, now you know how it feels!
 
2008-09-22 02:44:32 PM  
They have basements in Nigeria?
 
2008-09-22 02:54:55 PM  
Tr0mBoNe: They have basements in Nigeria?

And WoW, too, apparently. They play it after they're done getting your money thru a 419.
 
2008-09-22 03:02:02 PM  
xanadian: And WoW, too, apparently. They play it after they're done getting your money thru a 419.

They're still on Everquest.
 
2008-09-22 03:05:43 PM  
I can only imagine that women are behind this.

/shudder
 
2008-09-22 03:06:25 PM  
From one noose to another, right?
 
2008-09-22 03:06:26 PM  
I saw this in Jasper, TX once.

/once.
 
2008-09-22 03:06:32 PM  
Holy crap, I'd better stay the hell away from Nigeria.
 
2008-09-22 03:07:13 PM  
Ha! I'm only single because of my noose fetish! I'm immune to your powers.
 
2008-09-22 03:07:56 PM  
Expecting to see this guy...

movies.toptenreviews.com
 
2008-09-22 03:09:08 PM  
I thought the "Nigerian Bachelor Catcher" was when you punched him in Abuja and poked him in Calabar.
 
2008-09-22 03:09:16 PM  
Surely someone would be riled up enough by this to kill the guy....?
 
2008-09-22 03:09:43 PM  
What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?
 
2008-09-22 03:10:20 PM  
you would think of all places, Nigeria would think no noose is good noose.
 
2008-09-22 03:10:44 PM  
Walker: What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?

What are you trying to tell us?
 
2008-09-22 03:10:59 PM  
Is Nigeria another country with "no" gay populace?
 
2008-09-22 03:11:49 PM  
Walker: What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?

They don't have that problem.
 
2008-09-22 03:13:03 PM  
Nigeria please?
 
2008-09-22 03:14:24 PM  
Walker: What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?

Than the "bachelor catcher" takes on a whole different meaning.
 
2008-09-22 03:14:27 PM  
Damn racist nooses....

/what?
 
2008-09-22 03:14:32 PM  
Walker: What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?

Are you trying to tell us something about your self?

/just asking
 
2008-09-22 03:14:52 PM  
TheSignPost: Surely someone would be riled up enough by this to kill the guy....?

If it insults your honor it is perfectly legal under the religion of peace.
 
2008-09-22 03:15:41 PM  
ThirdGenerationImbecile: Walker: What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?

What are you trying to tell us?


I was wondering what happens when they catch a gay guy there then force him to marry.
 
2008-09-22 03:16:43 PM  
FTA:In Hausa tradition, a man cannot be recognised as an adult unless he is married.

Those without the means to marry are often denied respect and a voice in society.


Yep, lots o' difference between this and married ...
Damned if you do, my friends. Damned if you don't.
 
2008-09-22 03:17:01 PM  
I thought dragging a black man around by a noose was considered racist.
 
2008-09-22 03:17:58 PM  
TheSignPost: Surely someone would be riled up enough by this to kill the guy....?

Odd. I assumed this was a woman.
 
2008-09-22 03:19:09 PM  
"Well, i was going to be a single playboy all my life, but... having seen you lead a painted man around the streets by a noose, I've come to revisit my previous conclusions and have decided to get married. Doesn't really matter who to. Thank you for showing me the light."
 
2008-09-22 03:19:21 PM  
BadMotivator: Damned if you do, my friends. Damned if you don't.

Yes, but at least with the latter 'damned' you don't have some nagging harpie making you ponder the location of the softest earth on your land.
 
2008-09-22 03:19:31 PM  
gorgor: I thought dragging a black man around by a noose was considered racist.

Exactly. This is the perfect defense.

"Oh that? We're just playing Nigerian Bachelor Catcher".
 
2008-09-22 03:22:43 PM  
Walker: What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?

*coke* -> *keyboard*
 
2008-09-22 03:23:00 PM  
It seems to me like this could be a good deal. This lets all the women who don't want to be scammed by a married man which males are out there still unattached... thus available for a good time.

Finding out that cute guy is married is a real downer. Even if you don't want a relationship. No need to get some psycho wife after you... or even worse, suing you.
 
2008-09-22 03:23:29 PM  
Cue Sadie Hawkins and the Dogpatch Bachelor Run For Freedom.
 
2008-09-22 03:25:22 PM  
heybtbm: gorgor: I thought dragging a black man around by a noose was considered racist.

Exactly. This is the perfect defense.

"Oh that? We're just playing Nigerian Bachelor Catcher".


HAHAHAHAHAHA
/nice
 
2008-09-22 03:28:28 PM  
Well, those widows and virgins aren't going to catch teh HIV all by themselves now, are they?
 
2008-09-22 03:28:31 PM  
Walker:

I was wondering what happens when they catch a gay guy there then force him to marry.

buttsecks?
 
2008-09-22 03:28:45 PM  
"I got 99 problems but a biatch ain't one"
 
2008-09-22 03:33:26 PM  
heybtbm
"Oh that? We're just playing Nigerian Bachelor Catcher".

I now have to take a time out and go change my Depends. This is about the funniest thing I've seen on Fark in ages. You are awarded one complete and barely used Internets.
 
2008-09-22 03:36:38 PM  
Walker: ThirdGenerationImbecile: Walker: What if you're secretly a gay and that's why you're a bachelor?

What are you trying to tell us?

I was wondering what happens when they catch a gay guy there then force him to marry.


In many Nations where this sort of behavior occurs (the whole getting dragged through the streets thing), quite often it would be better for you to get married, and lie your entire life than to be found out.

Some of these countries make backwoods Alabama seem like the bastion of tolerance.
 
2008-09-22 03:36:43 PM  
Wizzin: I can only imagine that women are behind this.

/shudder


Nice try, but it's organized religion again. They need many babies as cannon fodder for upcoming religious wars.

/I'm not usually so cynical
//at least not on Fark
///too much competition
 
2008-09-22 03:36:54 PM  
QuantumPhaseShift: It seems to me like this could be a good deal. This lets all the women who don't want to be scammed by a married man which males are out there still unattached... thus available for a good time.

Finding out that cute guy is married is a real downer. Even if you don't want a relationship. No need to get some psycho wife after you... or even worse, suing you.


Why bother us for marking? Let all the married men run around the streets with their wives dragging them along by the scrotum.
 
2008-09-22 03:38:46 PM  
My mother would approve of this.
 
2008-09-22 03:41:58 PM  
It wasn't clear from TFA if this guy is supposed to hound all unmarried men into marriage, or just those who are having premarital sex (and conceivably getting women pregnant out of wedlock). Does anyone know which is the case?
 
2008-09-22 03:42:07 PM  
Gordon Bennett: QuantumPhaseShift: It seems to me like this could be a good deal. This lets all the women who don't want to be scammed by a married man which males are out there still unattached... thus available for a good time.

Finding out that cute guy is married is a real downer. Even if you don't want a relationship. No need to get some psycho wife after you... or even worse, suing you.

Why bother us for marking? Let all the married men run around the streets with their wives dragging them along by the scrotum.


This is a good point... maybe tattoo "Married" on their foreheads.

/Knows too many men who lie about their marital status.
 
2008-09-22 03:43:13 PM  
So in Nigeria, bachelors are People Who Annoy You?
 
2008-09-22 03:48:05 PM  
Maybe as it is a Muslim Black thing, maybe it will become the rule for the USA soon..
 
2008-09-22 03:48:48 PM  
That's racist.
 
2008-09-22 03:49:26 PM  
ObscureNameHere: So in Nigeria, bachelors are People Who Annoy You?

www.myconfinedspace.com
 
2008-09-22 03:49:52 PM  
i260.photobucket.com

Pompey?
 
2008-09-22 03:53:39 PM  
fireclown: ObscureNameHere: So in Nigeria, bachelors are People Who Annoy You?

Ha! I always think that the woman in that pic should be terrified. The beak on that thing is HUGE and looks like it would hurt if the bird got all stabby with it.
 
2008-09-22 04:03:33 PM  
Right, so people NEED to get married simply for their own gain. Somehow I doubt arrangements like that are gonna cause any improvement in sexual "moral behavior".
 
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