large and sad post

things are decidedly bad around here, i’ve just witnessed video of unbelievable animal cruelty smashed at an old harmless and severely chained uk circus elephant, watched the news about a stabbing here on the gold coast, and endured some more of that rubbish coronation street and that’s all before 19.00 hours. it is becoming very hard for me to rejoice in the world of blogging, when all i find is misery and despair.

here’s an example …

Obese man found fused to chair

March 30, 2011 – AFP

An obese US man had to be cut from a chair he had been sitting in for two years after his body became fused to it, local media reported.

Police told WTRF news that the Ohio man’s skin had become fused to the seat of the chair, which was covered in urine, faeces and maggots.

The man’s girlfriend brought him food for two years as he sat in his own waste in the filthy apartment they shared with another man, police said.

They called for help on Sunday morning when he was unresponsive and had to cut a hole in the house to get him out of the building so they could get him to the hospital.

The smell was unbearable and one officer told the station that he threw away his uniform after it was sullied while cutting the man out of the chair. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

“The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable. It’s unbelievable that somebody lives in conditions like that,” said Jim Chase, a city code enforcer in Bellaire, Ohio.

“I instructed the landlord this morning and the two people, tenants at the house, they had to get it cleaned, there’s no way they can live in something like that, and so they are working on it,” he told WTRF on Monday.

so while swimming in this pool of misery and despair, i’ll try a trick dive, pike, tuck, turn sort of thing and take advantage of the obscenity. here’s a trailer of another classic film that deserves humungous praise, it was the first film to really explore the blackest of black, with filters and composition .. se7en
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sorry ..

a word about testicles

it’s been a fun few days “on the on” that is on-call, i’ve not had much, but enough to keep me away from tbaoo and tonight’s the last night .. just as well as i have an enormous amount of thinking to do in response to the responses to my questionnaire .. here

it was of course designed, created, blotched out like all other items on tbaoo, with careful consideration for all contingencies, acceptance and subtle writing style – yeah right, it just pops out and is manhandled until it makes some sense. some people seemed to take offence, some dived right in and enjoyed the process and silliness of it all, others seemed reluctant to leave a normal comment without completing the whole 32 questions. i can’t say why the responses varied, other than i enjoy and appreciate all participation, full or not, or nothing .. if that’s your bag.

nothing in tbaoo is meant to cause offence – except this ..  testicles !!

i’ve been trying to figure out for the entire life of tbaoo how i may get the word testicle into a story or fantasy piece, well here’s a news item that allows me to do so, with complete confidence, google may not like it, but i have to push on, freedom of the press and all that. some serious info on testicular implants here

Man jailed for stalking surgeon

1st March 2011

MAN who stalked his doctor for a year was sentenced to 12 months in prison when he appeared in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday.

But Roy Danny Wells, 46, could walk free in two months, with his parole eligibility date set for May 3.

Wells pleaded guilty to unlawful stalking, four charges of possessing a weapon and possession of strychnine and cyanide.

The court heard Wells began stalking the doctor after his testicle was removed in what Wells believed to be a botched operation.

“It’s extremely concerning, whatever the explanation,” Magistrate Jennifer Batts said.

But the court was told Wells never intended to carry out his threats.

“It was not your intention to cause him any physical harm but merely cause him fear,” she said.

“It’s unsurprising that he took these matters seriously indeed.”

The magistrate said it was out of character for Wells to act this way considering his criminal history.

Ms Batts sentenced Wells to 12 months in prison for the stalking offence and six weeks for possession of the firearms.

The sentences are to be served concurrently.

In sentencing Ms Batts commended Wells for pleading early which saved the victim from the anguish of testifying in court.

Ms Batts also ordered the firearms to be surrendered to police.

Ms Batts also ordered Wells not to approach or contact the doctor when he returned from Christchurch where his is providing medical care to earthquake victims.

Wells was ordered to have no contact with the doctor’s wife and their children and not to approach or visit their home.

there are strong rumours that the fellow went to the doctor for a sore neck and shoulder strain, hey, that’s what i have. he spoke with the young receptionist and distracted in a ‘highly sexed manly kind of way’ somehow had a testicle removed, botchedly ? what the blazes !! oddly and what is a sheer coincidence, a lot of the photos on tbaoo are from bundaberg, and no i didn’t see a doctor whilst there … whew

so there you are: testicles, tbaoo, google, silliness indeed .. good night and be careful fellows.

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teach this

it’s profound just how much time i spend at this dusty imac, too much time in fact. i love hurtling about the place catching up with friends, making new friends, while upsetting loads of people along the way. well today i have decided to share a news item that really has caught my attention, easily done, as i’m so easily distracted from my so called normal life.

its a blog that i should really follow, speaking of that, some buffoon seems to have hacked into my facebook account and is sending out shit that everyone should delete immediately – if you get this nonsensical message about facebook page views, please just remove it and move on, i have changed my log ins, so maybe it might stop. if it works great, if it doesn’t, i don’t really know what to do. but any-who check this out ..

FEASTERVILLE, ( is that a real place ? ) Pennsylvania: A high-school English teacher in suburban Philadelphia who was suspended for a profanity-laced blog in which she called her young charges ”disengaged, lazy whiners” is causing a sensation by daring to ask: why are students unmotivated – and what’s wrong with calling them out?

As she fights to keep her job at Central Bucks East High School, 30-year-old Natalie Munroe says she had no interest in becoming any sort of educational icon.

Her comments and her suspension have clearly touched a nerve, with scores of online comments applauding her for taking a tough-love approach or excoriating her for verbal abuse. Media attention has rained down and backers have started a Facebook group.

”My students are out of control,” Ms Munroe, who has taught 10th, 11th and 12th grades, wrote in one post. ”They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners. They curse, discuss drugs, talk back, argue for grades, complain about everything, fancy themselves entitled to whatever they desire, and are just generally annoying.”

And in another post, Ms Munroe – who is more than eight months pregnant quotes from the musical Bye Bye Birdie: ”Kids! They are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy LOAFERS.”

She also listed some comments she wished she could post on student evaluations, including: ”I hear the trash company is hiring”; ”I called out sick a couple of days just to avoid your son”; and ”Just as bad as his sibling.

“Don’t you know how to raise kids?”

Ms Munroe did not use her full name or identify her students or school in the blog, which she started in August 2009 for friends and family. Last week, she said, students brought it to the attention of the school, which suspended her with pay.

”They get angry when you ask them to think or be creative,” Ms Munroe said of her students. ”The students are not being held accountable.”

Ms Munroe pointed out that she also said positive things, but she acknowledges that she did write some things out of frustration – and of a feeling that many children today are being given a free pass at school and at home.

”Parents are more trying to be their kids’ friends and less trying to be their parent,” Ms Munroe said, also noting students’ lack of patience. ”They want everything right now. They want it yesterday.”

Ms Munroe has hired a lawyer, who said that she had the right to post her thoughts on the blog and that it’s a free speech issue. Associated Press

i think that this none too subtle outburst is fantastic .. like the group, show your support, or alternatively just bag the “hooberts” out of this teacher .. but whatever you do – enjoy.

now, i’ve got a song to celebrate the occasion, silly me – as i’ve said before, i do like drums.

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tbaoo is sorry but this is funny

this is outrageous – i don’t mean to poke fun at those protesting in egypt, in fact i’ve deliberately left the entire issue alone. it’s so serious it’s beyond the ridiculous nature of tbaoo. but dear reader, this is rather silly, isn’t it ?


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please note, these photographs are from one of those widespread email about things .. i would give credit if i knew who to give credit to.