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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 theΒ 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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photo credit & photo credit

sorry ..

92 Comments

  1. Alejandro Alejandro 06/04/2019

    WTRF News or WTF! News?
    I’m sorry but how can 2 people leave him in this state? F’ed up that is!

    Hey Se7en was just on tele. Great flick.

    A

  2. Jessica Mokrzycki Jessica Mokrzycki 06/04/2019

    That is truly disturbing that people would enable someone to live in such conditions. Wow…I think all involved are suffering from some kind of mental illness, not just the guy that was fused to the chair.
    By the way..regarding the beginning of your post..and the circus..I’ve been demonstrating against the cruelty in circuses for about 14 years now..it’s a sad reality that they impose upon sentient creatures and industry that thrives on the suffering of others. Thanks for mentioning that topic..poor elephant…it’s an important issue to remind others of, too easily forgotten and rationalized.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      good on you for doing so jessica, the uk group that had placed and then released the footage, from the hidden camera deserve everybody’s support .. πŸ™

  3. Bongo Bongo 07/04/2019

    It made my physically ill to think of someone living in these conditions….it made me sicker to question how it got this bad….for people to enable was sad enough… but how did it get to this in the first place…..As always….xoxoxo

  4. Yogasavy Yogasavy 30/03/2011

    It is sad to see someone in this state. Hard to leave a comment on this subject

    • tbaoo tbaoo 30/03/2011

      yes i know what you mean ms yoga .. but the film se7en was great though !!

  5. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins 06/04/2019

    Something like this weighs heavy on my heart. It shouldn’t have even started and you wonder what kind of circumstance started this situation on a down-hill course. It also makes me wonder why neighbors didn’t call and report this if the odor was so strong. Surely, someone other than who was living in the house had noticed. Maybe not. Just sayin’
    I haven’t seen Se7en yet, but am looking forward to it!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      it’s like the modern issue of people being left to die a lonely death, right next door to neighbours .. sad it is .. thanks mary.

  6. Jorie Pacli Jorie Pacli 06/04/2019

    I was actually sick today Alan and reading your post and looking at that picture makes me feel sick again….. I feel like throwing up now….:( Sorry….

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      sorry jorie, i hope you get better, even though i might be making you feel worse .. πŸ™‚

  7. Alejandro Alejandro 30/03/2011

    WTRF News or WTF! News?
    I’m sorry but how can 2 people leave him in this state? F’ed up that is!

    Hey Se7en was just on tele. Great flick.

    A

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      yes language dominated my reaction .. cheers ajg .. πŸ™‚

  8. baldychaz baldychaz 06/04/2019

    Oh dear the world at present is rather tragic. Chin up young man a stiff upper lip etc. The British way well that and the occasional outbreks of violence;)

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      i agree charles .. but looking for laughs is getting harder at the moment .. πŸ˜‰

  9. cath cath 30/03/2011

    Having worked many years as a nurse in mental health, I see enabling behaviors from family and friends of the mentally ill who think they are helping, when in fact they are just adding to the person’s illness. This post did not really shock me (I think I am unshockable now really) but I understand how it could have occurred, having seen similar situations…
    Rather than let news like this and the other things you mention depress me, I try every day to improve the life of other people, in any way I can. If every person on the planet did this, what a different world we would see. Sad that so many people do the wrong thing, but I won’t ever give up or give in trying to do the right thing.

    And Se7en was a very good movie…thanks for the post!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      thanks cath, the issues here are far ranging, yet i couldn’t help trying to lighten the impact .. grim stuff indeed. i hope that i don’t give up.

  10. Jessica Mokrzycki Jessica Mokrzycki 30/03/2011

    That is truly disturbing that people would enable someone to live in such conditions. Wow…I think all involved are suffering from some kind of mental illness, not just the guy that was fused to the chair.
    By the way..regarding the beginning of your post..and the circus..I’ve been demonstrating against the cruelty in circuses for about 14 years now..it’s a sad reality that they impose upon sentient creatures and industry that thrives on the suffering of others. Thanks for mentioning that topic..poor elephant…it’s an important issue to remind others of, too easily forgotten and rationalized.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      good on you for doing so jessica, the uk group that had placed and then released the footage, from the hidden camera deserve everybody’s support .. πŸ™

  11. Nelieta Nelieta 06/04/2019

    Excellent movie but so sad to hear about this poor man! I feel so sorry for him.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      thanks nelleta .. πŸ™‚

  12. Bongo Bongo 30/03/2011

    It made my physically ill to think of someone living in these conditions….it made me sicker to question how it got this bad….for people to enable was sad enough… but how did it get to this in the first place…..As always….xoxoxo

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      it is a wonder, but misguided family and friends are more often than not, a big part of the problem .. ;(

  13. Hansi Hansi 30/03/2011

    I think lard-ass was just having a prolonged Zen moment; becoming at one with his chair.

  14. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins 30/03/2011

    Something like this weighs heavy on my heart. It shouldn’t have even started and you wonder what kind of circumstance started this situation on a down-hill course. It also makes me wonder why neighbors didn’t call and report this if the odor was so strong. Surely, someone other than who was living in the house had noticed. Maybe not. Just sayin’
    I haven’t seen Se7en yet, but am looking forward to it!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      it’s like the modern issue of people being left to die a lonely death, right next door to neighbours .. sad it is .. thanks mary.

  15. Jorie Pacli Jorie Pacli 31/03/2011

    I was actually sick today Alan and reading your post and looking at that picture makes me feel sick again….. I feel like throwing up now….:( Sorry….

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      sorry jorie, i hope you get better, even though i might be making you feel worse .. πŸ™‚

  16. baldychaz baldychaz 31/03/2011

    Oh dear the world at present is rather tragic. Chin up young man a stiff upper lip etc. The British way well that and the occasional outbreks of violence;)

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      i agree charles .. but looking for laughs is getting harder at the moment .. πŸ˜‰

  17. Nelieta Nelieta 31/03/2011

    Excellent movie but so sad to hear about this poor man! I feel so sorry for him.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      thanks nelleta .. πŸ™‚

  18. debbie debbie 07/04/2019

    I actually remember seeing an article a while back about a guy that laid in bed like that got huge and also fused to the bed.. The sad part was someone was actually living with him taking care of him … Pretty sad

  19. Marty Marty 31/03/2011

    The question to ask yourself about all the cruelty and negative news is “What can you ….. alone …. do about it?” Not very much is the answer. This doesn’t mean you don’t care, but you can free yourself from it burdening you down to much. We all like to have a rant at times. That is good. It is also good and better to come out of that and return to the happier things in life. Take care friend.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      thanks marty, i’m still searching and do prefer the lighter side .. πŸ™‚

  20. debbie debbie 31/03/2011

    I actually remember seeing an article a while back about a guy that laid in bed like that got huge and also fused to the bed.. The sad part was someone was actually living with him taking care of him … Pretty sad

  21. Ron Ron 31/03/2011

    It is more than mildly disturbing there Alan. I am not a judgemental person, but my eyes and mind burn from things I cannot unsee.

    Thanks…I think πŸ˜‰

  22. s s 09/04/2019

    When I see a fat person, I see a lonely and depressed person, who eats in order to make himself feel good and loved. Obesity is a mental as well as physical disease and these people need serious help.

  23. Rhyme Me a Smile Rhyme Me a Smile 31/03/2011

    Ugh. I totally agree. We need more happy news (which means we also need less sad/crazy/dumb people causing sad news). This is RIDICULOUSLY upsetting and quite gross. I don’t know how either roommate could allow him to be in that condition for so long.

  24. s s 31/03/2011

    When I see a fat person, I see a lonely and depressed person, who eats in order to make himself feel good and loved. Obesity is a mental as well as physical disease and these people need serious help.

  25. tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

    much thanks to “everybody” for your comments .. it’s a complex issue but at the end of the day, someone should have helped in some way, long before this tragic outcome ..

  26. Jewell Jewell 31/03/2011

    I know the last photo showed up in the group link when you posted it…and I really should have *known* what was coming, but really…that article…that…you really need to put a warning about having vomit bags handy. That story was incredibly sad, infuriating, and disgusting all at once….

    • Jewell Jewell 31/03/2011

      Not to be an additional downer…this poor bloke in the news article above died…just saw it come through on Twitter via ABC News

  27. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah 06/04/2019

    I just cannot imagine that his girlfriend would actually leave him in that state for so long. I am also reminded of the film “Gilbert Grape.” Well, let’s hope that that man gets better.

    Joy always,
    Susan

  28. tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

    much thanks to “everybody” for your comments .. it’s a complex issue but at the end of the day, someone should have helped in some way, long before this tragic outcome ..

  29. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah 31/03/2011

    I just cannot imagine that his girlfriend would actually leave him in that state for so long. I am also reminded of the film “Gilbert Grape.” Well, let’s hope that that man gets better.

    Joy always,
    Susan

    • tbaoo tbaoo 31/03/2011

      sorry susan, you might have missed the comment above, the fellow died …

  30. flim flam sam flim flam sam 06/04/2019

    exercise fatties. stop making excuses. and stop posing naked sheesh. it’s not sexy.

  31. flim flam sam flim flam sam 02/04/2011

    exercise fatties. stop making excuses. and stop posing naked sheesh. it’s not sexy.

  32. tbaoo tbaoo 06/04/2019

    much thanks to “everybody” for your comments .. it’s a complex issue but at the end of the day, someone should have helped in some way, long before this tragic outcome ..

  33. Marty Marty 06/04/2019

    The question to ask yourself about all the cruelty and negative news is “What can you ….. alone …. do about it?” Not very much is the answer. This doesn’t mean you don’t care, but you can free yourself from it burdening you down to much. We all like to have a rant at times. That is good. It is also good and better to come out of that and return to the happier things in life. Take care friend.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 07/04/2019

      thanks marty, i’m still searching and do prefer the lighter side .. πŸ™‚

  34. Yogasavy Yogasavy 06/04/2019

    It is sad to see someone in this state. Hard to leave a comment on this subject

  35. cath cath 06/04/2019

    Having worked many years as a nurse in mental health, I see enabling behaviors from family and friends of the mentally ill who think they are helping, when in fact they are just adding to the person’s illness. This post did not really shock me (I think I am unshockable now really) but I understand how it could have occurred, having seen similar situations…
    Rather than let news like this and the other things you mention depress me, I try every day to improve the life of other people, in any way I can. If every person on the planet did this, what a different world we would see. Sad that so many people do the wrong thing, but I won’t ever give up or give in trying to do the right thing.

    And Se7en was a very good movie…thanks for the post!

  36. s s 07/04/2019

    When I see a fat person, I see a lonely and depressed person, who eats in order to make himself feel good and loved. Obesity is a mental as well as physical disease and these people need serious help.

  37. Jewell Jewell 07/04/2019

    I know the last photo showed up in the group link when you posted it…and I really should have *known* what was coming, but really…that article…that…you really need to put a warning about having vomit bags handy. That story was incredibly sad, infuriating, and disgusting all at once….

  38. Ron Ron 07/04/2019

    It is more than mildly disturbing there Alan. I am not a judgemental person, but my eyes and mind burn from things I cannot unsee.

    Thanks…I think πŸ˜‰

  39. Rhyme Me a Smile Rhyme Me a Smile 07/04/2019

    Ugh. I totally agree. We need more happy news (which means we also need less sad/crazy/dumb people causing sad news). This is RIDICULOUSLY upsetting and quite gross. I don’t know how either roommate could allow him to be in that condition for so long.

  40. Bongo Bongo 08/04/2019

    It made my physically ill to think of someone living in these conditions….it made me sicker to question how it got this bad….for people to enable was sad enough… but how did it get to this in the first place…..As always….xoxoxo

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      it is a wonder, but misguided family and friends are more often than not, a big part of the problem .. ;(

  41. cath cath 08/04/2019

    Having worked many years as a nurse in mental health, I see enabling behaviors from family and friends of the mentally ill who think they are helping, when in fact they are just adding to the person’s illness. This post did not really shock me (I think I am unshockable now really) but I understand how it could have occurred, having seen similar situations…
    Rather than let news like this and the other things you mention depress me, I try every day to improve the life of other people, in any way I can. If every person on the planet did this, what a different world we would see. Sad that so many people do the wrong thing, but I won’t ever give up or give in trying to do the right thing.

    And Se7en was a very good movie…thanks for the post!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      thanks cath, the issues here are far ranging, yet i couldn’t help trying to lighten the impact .. grim stuff indeed. i hope that i don’t give up.

  42. Hansi Hansi 08/04/2019

    I think lard-ass was just having a prolonged Zen moment; becoming at one with his chair.

  43. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins 08/04/2019

    Something like this weighs heavy on my heart. It shouldn’t have even started and you wonder what kind of circumstance started this situation on a down-hill course. It also makes me wonder why neighbors didn’t call and report this if the odor was so strong. Surely, someone other than who was living in the house had noticed. Maybe not. Just sayin’
    I haven’t seen Se7en yet, but am looking forward to it!

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      it’s like the modern issue of people being left to die a lonely death, right next door to neighbours .. sad it is .. thanks mary.

  44. baldychaz baldychaz 08/04/2019

    Oh dear the world at present is rather tragic. Chin up young man a stiff upper lip etc. The British way well that and the occasional outbreks of violence;)

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      i agree charles .. but looking for laughs is getting harder at the moment .. πŸ˜‰

  45. Jewell Jewell 08/04/2019

    I know the last photo showed up in the group link when you posted it…and I really should have *known* what was coming, but really…that article…that…you really need to put a warning about having vomit bags handy. That story was incredibly sad, infuriating, and disgusting all at once….

    • Jewell Jewell 08/04/2019

      Not to be an additional downer…this poor bloke in the news article above died…just saw it come through on Twitter via ABC News

  46. Yogasavy Yogasavy 08/04/2019

    It is sad to see someone in this state. Hard to leave a comment on this subject

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      yes i know what you mean ms yoga .. but the film se7en was great though !!

  47. Marty Marty 08/04/2019

    The question to ask yourself about all the cruelty and negative news is “What can you ….. alone …. do about it?” Not very much is the answer. This doesn’t mean you don’t care, but you can free yourself from it burdening you down to much. We all like to have a rant at times. That is good. It is also good and better to come out of that and return to the happier things in life. Take care friend.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      thanks marty, i’m still searching and do prefer the lighter side .. πŸ™‚

  48. Ron Ron 08/04/2019

    It is more than mildly disturbing there Alan. I am not a judgemental person, but my eyes and mind burn from things I cannot unsee.

    Thanks…I think πŸ˜‰

  49. Jorie Pacli Jorie Pacli 08/04/2019

    I was actually sick today Alan and reading your post and looking at that picture makes me feel sick again….. I feel like throwing up now….:( Sorry….

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      sorry jorie, i hope you get better, even though i might be making you feel worse .. πŸ™‚

  50. debbie debbie 08/04/2019

    I actually remember seeing an article a while back about a guy that laid in bed like that got huge and also fused to the bed.. The sad part was someone was actually living with him taking care of him … Pretty sad

  51. Nelieta Nelieta 08/04/2019

    Excellent movie but so sad to hear about this poor man! I feel so sorry for him.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      thanks nelleta .. πŸ™‚

  52. Jessica Mokrzycki Jessica Mokrzycki 08/04/2019

    That is truly disturbing that people would enable someone to live in such conditions. Wow…I think all involved are suffering from some kind of mental illness, not just the guy that was fused to the chair.
    By the way..regarding the beginning of your post..and the circus..I’ve been demonstrating against the cruelty in circuses for about 14 years now..it’s a sad reality that they impose upon sentient creatures and industry that thrives on the suffering of others. Thanks for mentioning that topic..poor elephant…it’s an important issue to remind others of, too easily forgotten and rationalized.

    • tbaoo tbaoo 08/04/2019

      good on you for doing so jessica, the uk group that had placed and then released the footage, from the hidden camera deserve everybody’s support .. πŸ™

  53. Alejandro Alejandro 08/04/2019

    WTRF News or WTF! News?
    I’m sorry but how can 2 people leave him in this state? F’ed up that is!

    Hey Se7en was just on tele. Great flick.

    A

    • tbaoo tbaoo 09/04/2019

      yes language dominated my reaction .. cheers ajg .. πŸ™‚

  54. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah 09/04/2019

    I just cannot imagine that his girlfriend would actually leave him in that state for so long. I am also reminded of the film “Gilbert Grape.” Well, let’s hope that that man gets better.

    Joy always,
    Susan

  55. Rhyme Me a Smile Rhyme Me a Smile 09/04/2019

    Ugh. I totally agree. We need more happy news (which means we also need less sad/crazy/dumb people causing sad news). This is RIDICULOUSLY upsetting and quite gross. I don’t know how either roommate could allow him to be in that condition for so long.

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