I gotta’ admit, half of me wants to be this guy when I grow up. The other half wouldn’t even let this guy on my front lawn.
A 63-year-old American man with a hernia plunged a butter knife into his abdomen to try to fix the problem, and later put a lit cigarette in the wound, according to police.
Police found the man lying naked on the porch of his apartment in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in California Sunday night after his wife called to report his attempt at surgery, Glendale police spokesman Sergeant Tom Lorenz said.
“He actually impaled himself with the butter knife,” Lorenz said. “He told his wife he was frustrated with this hernia, and he didn’t want to wait any longer for the medical procedure.”
Police officers watched as the man, after pulling the knife out of his abdomen, put a lit cigarette into the wound, Lorenz said.
“I don’t know if it was an attempt to cauterize or anything,” he said….
The hospital was expected to perform the surgery to fix his hernia, Lorenz said.
That’s the ol’ American can do attitude. I love that he tried to cauterize it with a cigarette. That just adds a level to it.
In short, can you be the toughest and stupidest guy in the world at the same time? I’m thinkin’ yeah. You can.
July 29, 2011 at 12:27 am
Darwin Award contestant…
July 29, 2011 at 1:43 am
Well, he's getting the surgery more quickly now, isn't he? 🙂
July 29, 2011 at 2:13 am
I will bet a large sum of pride that this man is a former Marine. How do I know? I have a brother who is a Marine, and he has put hand sanitizer into his eyes to cure pink eye, and he's bitten off canker sores to get rid of them quicker. Semper Fi!
July 29, 2011 at 4:02 am
No vote on the debt ceiling tonight- I love it! It's getting delicious. That's why I'm getting all giddy inside. Hehehehehehehehehehehe
we celebrate! We believe!
July 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm
And why do you suppose he did that? Before, he had to live with the pain and risk of a hernia, now he gets the surgery. This is what 50,000,000 uninsured looks like.
July 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm
He's getting ready for when Obamacare is implemented. Didn't he know to cauterize a wound, you have to put gunpowder in it first? Rambo showed us all how. 🙂
July 31, 2011 at 8:08 pm
And Richard Dawkins, with all of his "zeitgeist" talk, insists that the human race will eventually be able to save itself, that we are getting naturally smarter and better… HAHAHAH
August 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm
Some genius on another site wrote:
"I'd sure hate to see what he'd do if he had a hemorrhoid."