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Soccer In Silence

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In news of the strange off Reuters this morning comes a story out of Cambodia where Phnom Penh leader Non Nget has granted Buddhist monks the ability to watch the World Cup soccer games on TV but only in private and in total silence. Come again?

Taking vows as a monk require them to abstain from seeking out any kind of pleasure and normally this includes TV. This time around they are allowed to watch but they can not cheer, bet on matches or watch games in public. Other vows a monk takes, look here.

Continue to check out World Cup soccer on their website, which includes the slaughtering of the United States by the Czech Republic this morning and the phenomenal win of Italy over Ghana at lunch.