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Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Happy Birthday Buddha!

To mark the occasion, Beijing gives Hong Kong the finger. The BBC reports:

The Buddha's finger is believed to bring peace and luck. China is lending Hong Kong one of its most important relics, to mark the anniversary of the Buddha's birthday.

A relic purported to be the Buddha's finger has been flown to the territory in time for the celebrations on Wednesday.


"China flies Buddha's finger to HK"
(BBC)

No confirmation on the report that the Bush Administration will be flying one of Satan's toenails to Baghdad for ceremonies connected with the June 30th transfer of power.

My birthday tribute to the big guy: