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Tue, Sep. 8th, 2009, 02:40 am
WTF of the day

a movie about a man living in the midst of tel-aviv, who has (at least) 32 wives and 89 children and the authorities are unable to do anything about it.

W.T.F?!

Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
lotus82

That's interesting - why do you think the elderly wife would be kicked out?
[Not arguing - it's totally plausible - it's just that I haven't thought of it, so I'm interested.]

Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
mme_n_b

Because he claimed not to know the name of one of his wives. That tells me he doesn't care about them all that much. And if he doesn't, and they loose their attractiveness and their income generating abilities (the single mother subsidy only lasts for a few years, right? once the children grow up it's gone), I just see no motivation for him to keep them around.

Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
lotus82

Oh. I thought you meant that once he's dead, the remaining wives would be kicking out the elderly ones.

Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
mme_n_b

No, I think once he's dead half of them will try to commit suttee.

Wed, Sep. 9th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
lotus82

Yeah, that's pretty obvious.