Boner of the Day

Boner Fight for October 9th, 2018

BONER CANDIDATE #1: YOU CAN BUY IT IF YOU’RE STUPID.

A company called Kiwiana is selling cans of “pure fresh New Zealand air” in packs of four, according to a tweet by journalist Damian Christie, posted from the Auckland airport. The pack cost $98.99 in New Zealand dollars. That’s about $65 in the U.S, which, according to the picture, is the price of “a value pack.” “You’ve got to be sh—g me. Also, $98, so not exactly a cute prank gift,” Christie wrote upon seeing the item. The back of the package reads, “New Zealand’s unique position in the Southern Ocean means KIWIANA AIR has crossed no major landmass before flowing over the pristine Southern Alps of New Zealand and into this can.” Each canister allegedly contains 130 to 140 “deep breaths” and comes attached to a mask-like apparatus that you can place over your mouth or nose to inhale.

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BONER CANDIDATE #2: YES HE STOLE BABIES, BUT IT WAS SO LONG AGO

A doctor was found guilty of stealing a newborn baby from her mother in Spain decades ago but was acquitted by a Madrid court on Monday because too much time had elapsed. Gynecologist Eduardo Vela, 85, was found to have abducted Ines Madrigal at birth in 1969. But the doctor was acquitted because the court ruled that the statute of limitations had expired. Madrigal is one of hundreds of babies Vela is suspected of having stolen from their parents and supplied to infertile couples during and after the fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco. In recent years, more stories have emerged of babies being removed from families viewed as Republicans, and given to others loyal to Franco’s fascist regime. Some are believed to have been sold. The sinister political practice that began after the Spanish Civil War is believed to have continued as recently as the 1990s.

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