March 13, 2008

I'm not your Chesnutt,
I'm not your Mould,
I'm not your DJ on late night radio,
I'll be the first one to ask where you were,
I'll be your bird

David Turnley, McClellan Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1972-3

* Kansas City woman stays seated in boyfriend's bathroom for two years stuck to the toilet seat. excerpt:

"A 35-year-old woman who apparently spent two years in her boyfriend's bathroom in Ness City had become stuck to the toilet seat, authorities said Wednesday.

"'She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body. It is hard to imagine. ... I still have a hard time imagining it myself,' Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said in a telephone interview, adding that it appeared her body fat had grown attached to the seat.
"The boyfriend called police on Feb. 27 to report that 'there was something wrong with his girlfriend,' Whipple said, adding he never explained why it took him two years to call.

"He said the boyfriend had brought the woman food and water during the two years and told investigators he asked her daily to come out of the bathroom.
"Police found the clothed woman sitting on the toilet, her sweat pants down to her mid-thigh as if she was using the toilet. Her legs looked like they had atrophied, he said.

"'She was sitting on the toilet and was somewhat disoriented," Whipple said. 'She said that she didn't need any help, that she was OK and did not want to leave.'

"She refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out. She was taken to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita, where she is listed in fair condition. Whipple said she has refused to cooperate with medical providers or law enforcement investigators."

"'We pried the toilet seat off with a prybar and the seat went with her to the hospital,' Whipple said. 'The hospital removed it.'"

* Olbermann on Hillary Clinton. Strong stuff.

* In DC? The Foreign Press plays The Red and The Black Sunday evening with MITN, John Miller and the Two Steps, and Sun Committee. Doors at 8:30pm. $8.

* "All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up." -- James Baldwin


Blogger Leafy Green said...

So did the guy piss in the sink for two years? So many questions...

11:45 AM  
Blogger Gary Baumgarten said...

David Turnley will be my guest on News Talk Online on Tuesday August 5 at 5 PM New York time.

To talk to David, please go to and click on the link to the show. There is no charge.


4:37 PM  

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