Tuesday, May 23, 2006

News of the weird

Yesterday must have been an incredibly slow news day...or someone really sick has taken over the newsroom. The following two stories were featured on the 11:00 news.

Morgellons Disease -- It is supposed to feel like bugs crawling beneath your skin. Sufferers get skin lesions which erupt and ooze blue and white fibers. Fibers? Yes, fibers. Ew. Doctors think these people are all dilusional, but the people they talked to on the news seemed genuinely affected. And it was the whole family, not just one person.

The second story was about a nutty Australian man whose leg was amputated due to diabetes. His daughter also has diabetes, and her medical bills are mounting. In order to raise money, the nutter, who has his amputated leg frozen, attempted to sell it on Ebay. After two days, it was removed because: A, it's digusting; and B, it's illegal to sell body parts--on Ebay or anywhere.
Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew. Now, he plans on having it embalmed (it's not already??? EW!!) and displaying it on the mantle at home. EW EW EW EW EW EW.

Here's a gratuitous paint picture--from the school computer, because I'm a rebel.

It really looked like that--all greyish and gross.


miss kendra said...

this whole thing grossed me the hell out.

i have total phobias of things coming out of my skin.

David said...