Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WTF Wednesday

It's that time again, when I peruse the news and stumble across articles that make me scratch my head and ask, "What the f*ck were they thinking???   And then I share those items with you.  You're welcome.

There's More Than One Way to Enjoy Beer.

You've heard of ear plugs?  How about "ear chugs?"  Below is a link to a Utube video of a woman who chugs beer with a straw through her ear!  Don't try this at home, folks.  Although doctors say there is a connection between the ear canal and the throat, there would have to be a hole in the ear drum for this to work, plus, the "imbiber" would be risking infection, pain, and possible hearing loss.  But if you are curious, click here to see the video.

Not The Mother's Day For Which She Had Hoped...

Robert Golba's mother spent the better part of Mother's Day pinned under her unconscious 51 year-old son.  Robert was allegedly intoxicated when he fell on his 81 year-old mother and breaking her hip during an argument and passed out.

The woman's hip was broken in three places, their legs had become intertwined in the fall, and she was  unable to extricate herself.  She was eventually discovered by other family members who contacted the authorities.  Golba, who was uncooperative with police, was charged with violation of a protection order his mother had filed against him.

Ah, there's nothing like family!


Senior Housing Hookers?

A 76 year-old man, James Perham, and his 66 year-old neighbor, Cheryl Chaney, have been arrested for running a prostitution ring in a senior citizens housing complex.  Police were called in when residents complained of drunks and drug addicts passing out in the corridors, and leaving used condoms in the rec room. 

An undercover operation by the police led to Perham and Chaney, the former admitting that he had been providing crack-addicted prostitutes to some of the "younger" residents.  Chaney and Perham have since been evicted from the New Jersey senior housing facility.

Hey, the government is trying to make cuts in social security and medicare, I guess they just decided to embark on an after retirement career...pimping!

(source for above items:  Huffington Post)

Enough head-scratching for today!

(In related news, I've been told it could be up to a month before the swelling goes down completely from my surgery, and it could be up to a year before the redness disappears!  Wear sunscreen, people!)



Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
...well I guess that last one proves that life goes on, as it were!

YaAAYY to the sunscreen call. Having been OZ-based for the last 20 years, even with screen, am conscious that really ought to now have skin check done. Sigh. Wishing you well in the healing. YAM xx

Pat said...

Man those seniors were sure swinging! Who knew?

That poor old woman with her drunken lug of a son lying on top of her!

I am going to watch that video now.

Brian Miller said...

ugh...i started choking just thinking of chugging in my ear...ack!

haha on supplementing the retirement at the senior

The Dose of Reality said...

That first story...OH MY GOD!! Seriously, that is just crazy!! He better make it up to her at Christmas! ;)-The Dose Girls

fishducky said...

I never tried drinking through my ear, although you might be interested in this piece from one of my old posts:

My ears were constantly popping—like when you’re on a plane, but I wasn’t on a plane—so I went to see an ENT. He said my Eustachian tubes were blocked, cleaned them out & inserted some tubing to keep them open for a while. He asked me if I smoked & I told him I did. He said that he had another patient with the same condition. The doctor said that it wasn’t a good idea, but that the guy won bar bets because of his ear problem. You’ve heard the expression, “Blow it out your ear”? Well, he--& I--could! With our tubes, we just had to inhale some smoke, close our mouth, pinch our nose shut & blow. Smoke would come out of our ears! I only tried it once or twice—I HAD to show Bud (& myself) I could really do it.

Stephen Hayes said...

That poor woman, lying there with a broken hip and a drunken son pinning her down. Jail this guy ad throw away the key.

Paula Jones said...

This world is just a crazy place!! Crazy, funny and pitiful all at once!

On the other hand, glad you're healing and I hope it's quicker than that.

Merlesworld said...

I gave the video a miss I have a weak tummy .
I got a laugh out of the olds running a call girl ring why not those places are a bit boring at the best of times.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Robert Golba's mother is a saint. Her son... Not so much. Sheesh.
xo jj

River said...

Oh that poor mother! All those hours in agony with broken bones.
And shame on those senior citizens for not cleaning up the rec room of condoms.
Sunscreen is a girl's best friend.
Well, anybody's best friend.

Sue said...

A big UGH on the beer ear.


Susan Cook said...

I don't think I want to watch that video.

Interesting stories that shows the crazy world we live in.

Hope you feel better soon :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog

Reeni said...

Omg that poor lady with the broken hip. That is pretty gross. I'm sorry about your face - feel better soon!