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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

As David Bowie said (sang), "Fame, it's not your brain, it's just the flame, That burns your change to keep you insane." And I think in this instance, those words are justified.

The instance I'm referring to is aspiring rapper (that's lyrics, not presents) Kasper Knight of Indianapolis, Indiana who attempted to jump start his career in a rather dramatic way.

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, but even if that is true Knight might have come up with a better way to gain a little fame than recording himself shooting himself in the face.

In the video, Knight was seen pressing a gun against his cheek and pulling the trigger without hesitation, blowing a hole in the side of the face. Knight then placed his hand on his cheek as blood poured from his mouth.

Knight wrote on Facebook that he wanted to shoot himself in the face during a music video, but he was unable to find a cameraman willing to record it. "I actually wanted to put this in a music video, but no cameraman wanted to record it. So I did it myself since I felt like taking a bullet to the face."

The stunt was designed to try and generate interest in his music, instead of using, say, talent, for example.

"I look slightly disorientated after the blast. That's because my ears were ringing in pain," Knight said. "It was hard to focus on sound and although I assumed that I swallowed the bullet, I wasn't quite sure."

I saw the video and though I'm no expert it looks awfully real to me. I'm not going to post the video because don't have the stomach to enable this clown, but if you'd like to look it up yourself I'm sure you can find it.


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*-- Russian Breaks Round-the-World Balloon Record --*

A Russian balloonist broke the record for traveling around-the-world in the fastest time in a hot air balloon. Fyodor Konyukhov, 64, passed directly over the airfield Saturday afternoon in the Western Australian town of Northam where he began his journey 11 days ago. He landed a few hours later in Bonnie Rock, about 100 miles east of Northam. If his record is confirmed by the World Air Sports Federation, it is two days quicker than the record by the late American Steve Fossett in 2002. "He's safe, he's sound, he's happy. It's just amazing," support crew member John Wallington said from the landing site. A video posted on his instagram page shows his balloon flying over Australia as part of the 20,500-mile journey. The first men to achieve the trip were Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in 1999 in 19 days. Konyukhov traveled across the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Ocean aboard the 184-foot helium-filled balloon. He flew over New Zealand, South America, the Cape of Good Hope,the borders of Antarctica and safely returned to Australia.


*-- Walmart Thief Escapes on Electric Scooter --*

Police are seeking information about an Arizona man who carried out a robbery in a local Walmart on an electric scooter. Pima County Sheriff's Department shared surveillance video of the scooter bound thief as he reportedly placed items in the basket of the scooter and tried to leave the Tuscon store without paying. The footage shows a female Walmart employee approach the man as he attempts to dodge on the scooter before driving it into the employee and pinning her against the wall. Two customers helped the employee free herself from between the wall and the scooter, but the man can be seen driving the vehicle through the store's exit and reportedly evaded capture by heading west. Police described the man as a caucasian male with brown hair and a mustache in his late 40s or early 50s and was seen carrying crutches. In addition to the July 3 incident caught on film, police said the man was also wanted in connection with a July 2 robbery attempt in the same store.

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Hello Lewis, Where I work there are two mother's rooms and in one there is a refrigerator that shows something like, "mother's milk only". It sounds like the company the mother here is working for is not well informed and I understand. Where I have worked, some of the mothers set up a room, ten years ago and one mother described it as the "pump room", no kidding! Often I now hear a pump when the new mother's room is occupied.
[We have the same thing. It's called the storage closet. Our most recent mom even moved a chair in there so she could be comfortable.]

LEWIS; In regard to your "Udderly Gross" story of "a new mother got revenge against a milk thief at work by replacing the liquid with her breast milk," years ago I actually tasted human breast milk from a single young nursing mom I was dating and it had a rather pleasant sweet taste. R.S.
[You forgot to preface this comment with 'Dear Penthouse...']

Lewis, the TSA has a long history of voyeurism. Remember the naked body scanners? Is anybody really surprised these horny, barely qualified high school graduates are taking advantage of their situation?
[You had a bad experience at an airport didn't you? Show me on the doll where the agent touched you.]

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