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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Getting a leg-up on Hallowe'en
This sounds like a script suggestion for the Trailer Park Boys, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if there was a trailer park involved somewhere along the line. You can almost hear the banjo music in the background (not that there is anything wrong with banjo music)

from the BBC:

North Carolina pair feud over leg
The leg was stored in a smoker after Mr Wood lost his homeA US man who stored his amputated leg in a barbecue smoker that was later auctioned off is locked in a custody dispute with the man who bought it.

but it gets weirder:
After buying the smoker last Tuesday, Mr Whisnant looked inside and found a man's leg wrapped in a wire screen. He initially gave the leg to the police, who concluded it had not been removed as a result of a crime and sent it to a funeral home until Mr Wood could pick it up. But after making money by charging adults $3 (£1.47) and children $1 (49p) to look inside the empty smoker, Mr Whisnant asked for it back. His request was refused by the funeral home, so he decided to try to persuade Mr Wood to share custody and profits.



"I told him I'd share custody of it..." Mr Whisnant said.
"It's a strange incident and Halloween's just around the corner. The price will go up if I get the leg."

Expect to see these people throwing chairs at each other on Jerry Springer very, very soon.

2 comments:

900 ft Jesus said...

I saw that clip on the news. It's insane. You'd think (as you mentioned about Trailer Park) it's a really bad red neck skit. The guy who was charging money (discount for kids!) was so proud of his fame he said he is practically a household name.

the rev. said...

trailerhold name?