I'm not going to insult you people by trying to pretend that this
wasn't a slow news week. It was. Even for shitty
"not-really-even-close-to-being-news" news. Seriously, look what I
have: A story about a man asking for piggyback rides, alternative
medicine fanatics getting what they deserve, a huge pile of corpses
left to rot, and a Tony Danza fansite from the late 90s.
I think what I'm really trying to say here is: Don't read this article.
There are far better ways for you to spend your time. Like attempting
to slice some bread with a length of thin wire. Or seeing how high you
can kick. Or talking to yourself in the shower. Stuff like that, you
WEIRD NEWS STORIES OF THE WEEK
Health guru Gary Null, nutrition author and marketer of
supplements including Gary Null’s Ultimate Power Meal, filed a lawsuit
against a manufacturer claiming that he nearly died after taking his
Null claims that after consuming two doses of his Ultimate Power Meal
each day for a month as directed, he experienced severe kidney damage
and "excruciating fatigue along with bodily pain" as well as bleeding
"within his feet." Null claims that the manufacturer, Triarco
Industries, put 1,000 times the correct dose of Vitamin D in his
product. According to Null’s attorney at least a half-dozen other
consumers also became sick from the tainted supplement.
Ironically, Null and his customers would likely not have been poisoned
if his products were held to the same standards and regulations that
real drugs are subjected to--and which Null and others in the "alt med"
industry have long rejected.
A man who befriended high school athletes in Washington and
asked them for piggyback rides has been arrested in Tualatin. Police
told KGW they arrested the man at a hotel on Monday on a drug-related
warrant from Mount Vernon, Wash. An officer had seen him in recent days
at a school event.
The Oregon School Activities Association had advised athletes to look
out for the suspect after he turned up at games in Eugene and
Pendleton. Executive Director Tom Welter said the man talked his way
into locker rooms and got piggyback rides from some players.
A Massachusetts woman who was born without arms or kneecaps
preparing to test for her black belt in taekwondo. Sheila Radziewicz
was scheduled to take her test next month at Bruce McCorry's Martial
Arts in Peabody. The 32-year-old brown belt, who was born with
thrombocytopenia-absent radius, or TAR syndrome, told The Salem News
she's been training in martial arts for three years.
McCorry, her teacher, said he's never seen a student like Radziewicz.
Despite her condition, she can use nunchucks and break boards with her
A Maryland funeral home has lost its license after
about 40 bodies stacked on top of each other, leaking fluid, in a
garage, a state official said. Hari Close, president of the the state
funeral board, told CNN Tuesday that some of the bodies were cadavers
who had been donated to a local university for research. Other bodies
came from other funeral homes, Close said.
The bodies were supposed to be cremated, but investigators were alarmed
at how they were stored in the garage while they awaited cremation.
When investigators inspected the funeral home they were warned by an
employee, who told them, "Don't get upset about all the bodies in
there," according to documents released by the state funeral board.
TONY DANZA FAN SITE OF THE WEEK
In case you hadn't heard (and honestly, who hasn't), the Tony Danza
Bonanza is "THE place for up-to-date Tony Danza information". I've been
a huge Danza fanatic ever since I was a kid. Sure, I might not have
watched any of his TV shows, seen any of his films, or even done the
slightest amount of research on him, but I still consider myself one of
his biggest fans. That why I love The Tony Danza Bonanza: It combines
my love of Tony Danza with my love of reading almost offensively
out-of-date about Tony Danza in one easy to love package.
This site is a vast repository of Danzaformation and can be a bit
daunting for first time visitors, so I've taken the liberty of
compiling a list of the must-see features and sections.
Tony Danza Quotes
Occasionally, Tony Danza says makes statements or asks rhetorical
questions. This section is dedicated to reliving those timeless
moments. But DO NOT visit this portion of the site unless
you're ready to
have your world shaken by quotes like these:
"I take a bunch of vitamins. I am a vitamin guy. Cod liver
helps your joints. I also take antixidants [sic], becuase [sic] I have
cancer in my family, unfortunately."
"In an earthquake, I shouldn't run out of the house -- I should run
"My mother alwasy [sic] wanted me to be a lawyer."
Danza Brief Page
I had hoped this was going to be a page featuring photos of Tony in his
favorite pairs of underwear, but unfortunately this was not the case.
Mostly it just shows his birthdate and an ancient filmography copied
and pasted from IMDB. Disappointing.
Tony Danza Photo Gallery
Tony Danza Links
This page has links to Infoseek which was shut down years ago, and this
statement: "The Tony Danza Bonanza is the best Tony Danza fan site out
there! No other site comes close to our quality and up-to-date
information!" which, as far as I can tell, is true. Though The Tony
Danza Bonanza doesn't seem to have been updated for at least 7 years,
it was still one of the top search results for "Tony Danza", beating
out even Tony's official blog, "The Daily Danza".
There's tons more great stuff on the site, but I'll leave it up to you
to find it. Half the adventure is in the journey! It's danzariffic!
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
ALL CAPS CUSTOMER REVIEW OF THE WEEK
That's it for this week in weird news. THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT!