Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WTF Wednesday

Yes, it's that time again!  The time when I share with you the news items that cause me to scratch my head and ask, "What the f*ck?"

This week's picks:

Ban on Saggy Pants

The city of Wildwood, New Jersey has passed a law banning saggy pants.  According to the mayor, city hall has received dozens of phone calls from tourists complaining  that they are tired of seeing guys underwear or butt cracks, and are threatening to vacation elsewhere unless action is taken.

I wonder if the guilty guys with the sagging slacks are aware of the fact that this fashion trend started in prisons, where the convicts are not allowed to have belts for safety reasons?  Would they think it "trendy"to parade around like prisoners?  (personally, I'd be worried the things would end up down around my ankles and I'd trip and fall flat on my face!)

Regardless, there will be no sagging pants in Wildwood.  It's the law:  No if, ands, or butts!


Woman Aiming For Guinness Book of World Recods

Michele Koebke has worn a steadily tightening corset for three years, and has successfully shrunk her 21 inch waist to 16 inches.  She says she wears the corset constantly and only removes it when she showers.  Her goal is to get her waist down to 14 inches and squeeze by the existing Guinness World Record holder 
Cathie Jung whose waist is 15 inches.

Her plan is not without difficulty; she has to eat 10 tiny meals per day, and she has difficulty supporting her torso when she is not wearing the corset.  She insists, however, that she is not experiencing any pain and plans to stay with her plan until she reaches her goal!

Now that's a true hourglass figure....I'll pass on this one, thanks.


The T-Rex Burger

Nope, you're not seeing things!  Wendy's T-Rex Burger is real, but at only one location:  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.  Originally a tongue-in-cheeck ad in Sports Illustrated, 9 years ago, it was never meant to really be on the menu.  But customers in Brandon starting calling and requesting it, so the restaurant obliged!

Talk about a heart attack waiting to happen!  This would probably feed that tiny-waisted chick mentioned above for a week!


In Flight Entertainment?
(sorry, no photos!)

A San Gabriel teenage girl and her parents are suing United Airlines because when the girl complained to the flight attendant that the man across the aisle from her was exposing himself and masterbating.  (The man was hiding his behavior from other passengers with a blanket.)  The flight attendant said there was nothing the airline could do, as there were no empty seats they could move her to on the plane.  The flight crew took no action, and the man continued his behavior while staring at her for the full 6-hour NY to LA flight, stopping only when an attendant was near.
When the girl reached her destination, she told her parents and they called the police.  The man was located, arrested, and convicted of lewd conduct.  United Airlines says the comfort and safety of their passengers is paramount to them and they will investigate the incident.  

Sounds sorta like closing the barn door after the horse is loose, wouldn't you say?


That's enough head-scratching news for this week!



River said...

I've always known the saggy pants thing began in prison, what bothers me more is why was it emulated in the first place? and another question...why don't the prisons issue pants that fit a little tighter so don't slip down and expose the men? I'm glad that law has been passed and hope the rest of the world hears about it and follows suit.
As for that wasp waisted woman, I hope she realises that she will never, ever be able to get around without that corset to hold her up, for the rest of her life. Doing such things just to break a record seems so very silly to me.

fishducky said...

Re the airplane article--just be glad it WASN'T a h0rse in there!!

Muffy's Marks said...

its a not so good, its a nutzie place.

Stephen Hayes said...

That woman's wait is smaller than Scarlett O'Hara's, which I believe was sixteen inches. I guess some people will do anything for fame.

Mark Koopmans said...

Aloha Eva,

What would the guy have done if stick-chick was on his flight?

I also wanted to say thanks very much for stopping by and commenting on my recent D-Day post. (I'm still working through all the comments!)

CSM Ryan's story has received an incredible amount of support and a HUGE *Thank you* goes to DL Hammons - and all the Blitzers :)

PS: Bill said to let everyone know he really appreciated all the personal comments directed his way :)

Kimberly said...

Why do I feel like she would be constipated?
Does she plan on popping out some kids?
Is it weird that I'm kind of intrigued by it?
They should also ban whale tail viewings. No one wants to see that you're wearing a thong

Pat said...

First off, that woman wanting a 15" waist is down-right WACKO. So big deal. She gets her name into the World Record Book. She'll also get her name on a gravestone quicker I bet, too! Do people get money for achieving a world record I wonder?

I can NOT believe that United Airlines didn't do ANYTHING to that pig of a man. That's all they had to do was remove the blanket and they'd see his thing hanging out. I would have had the US Marshal on the plane sit next to this guy, with his gun on his lap. And I mean his REAL gun. ;)

The Dose of Reality said...

Every time I think you can't shock me more with these stories, you totally do! WOW! Each one is worse than the one before...that airline one is DISGUSTING!!-Ashley

Pearl said...

Seriously?! United couldn't do anything?

Ish. Just "ish".


Eva Gallant said...

River: I agree on both points!

fishducky: He may have been hung like details were given!

Muffy: nutzie just begins to cover it!

Stephen: I stupid!

Mark: Aloha right back at you! Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly: good point! (about the whale tails) And I doubt she would be able to have kids...if she can't support her torso without the corset.

Pat; I agree; her waist cinching can't be good for her health! i don't know if Guinness pays or not. And I agree the airline was terribly remiss to have done nothing about the pervert!

Ashley: I agree....and you should see the stories I don't share because I think they are TOO disgusting!

Pearl: I hope her lawsuit results in a huge settlement; maybe they will be inspired/able to do something if this ever happens again!

One Bad Pixie said...

The flight attendant should be sacked. Had that been my daughter, the guy might have been wearing a pitcher of ice water to cool him off.

Eva Gallant said...

Pixie: I agree...he needed cooling off!

Sue said...

Definitely not a fan of saggy pants...or of United Airlines after that story!


Zena said...

Oh... all these stories are shocking in some way or another, but the one about the airline is also awful...

Al Penwasser said...

The "no belts" thing in prison makes sense. But I've also read that it originated in prison as a way of advertising that your fanny is available (if you know what I mean). In any case, good luck to the dopes in Wildwood trying to enforce this on dopes who can't keep their britches up.

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

I love that you had a pile of cheeseburger after the skinny waist girl! Oh, man, that's gotta hurt!