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swings without swings



An odd thing has been happening throughout Osaka's playgrounds in recent weeks. The swings have been disappearing.

Children across the city have been left confused and disappointed by their absence but no one seems to know why it's happening.

There are rumours of a swing fetishist at work, while others are suggesting it is simply the local authorities trying to prevent children having fun.


Kids have been finding it difficult to enjoy these poles with holes....



Swingless....









A pigeon ponders over the mystery of the missing swings....



....while another goes looking for them....
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On Monday, 14 January, 2008, Anonymous anonomous loser said:

Wow..are u takin the piss ?? the ones in my area in mino are still there ...which ward is this?  



On Monday, 14 January, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weren't all the swings in the whole of Osaka removed for checks because one - ONE - kid was injured by a swing coming off the frame? I seem to remember that all the municipal park swings had to be checked by hundred-men armies of workers wearing hardhats and reflective jackets for metal fatigue...  



On Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, Blogger Invader Stu said:

Or was it the pigeon who took them I wonder  



On Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, Blogger tornados28 said:

They are trying to help the children to use their imagination. They are supposed to pretend that they are swinging.  



On Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, Anonymous ThePenguin said:

Maybe the playgrounds were being used for illicit swinger parties?  



On Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, Anonymous Michaels said:

What most people don't realise is that once a hole is worn in those green mats they become inter-dimensional gateways that suck the kids, and the swings themselves in.

It's rumoured, by those in-the-know, that these portals open up at Trafalgar Square, hence the pigeons.

...You heard it from me first.  



On Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, Blogger Bemused said:

Those pigeons look guilty of something to me.  



On Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, Blogger Shyam said:

Maybe someone campaigning against "immoral practices" misunderstood the term "swingers"... :D  



On Wednesday, 16 January, 2008, Blogger LegallySuited said:

Hilarious as always! You are my new "must view" blog - thanks for the laughs!  



On Wednesday, 16 January, 2008, Blogger Contamination said:

It's So sad...

It's just so lonely there.

This sad sight....  



On Thursday, 17 January, 2008, Anonymous Jamaipanese said:

looks like those pigeons were regular users of those swings as well  



On Sunday, 20 January, 2008, Blogger Unbalanced Reaction said:

Well, at least the children can practice their chin-ups now.  



On Friday, 15 February, 2008, Anonymous Wedding Invitations said:

What a riot! Keep down on those injury lawsuits. Thank all the lawyers for taking the fun out of being a kid.  



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