Random Ramblings

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

From The Sun in the UK:

Docs fight to save man's willy

April 24, 2007

HORRIFIED diners watched in shock as a maniac sliced off his manhood in a crowded pizza restaurant. The 35-year-old Pole burst into the Zizzi eaterie in central London and grabbed a knife from the kitchen.
He then leapt on a table and dropped his trousers as customers fled screaming. A witness said: “There was blood everywhere. Everyone ran out of the place.”

Surgeons battling to save the severed willy tried to sew it back on in the first UK op of its kind. Quick-thinking cops recovered the organ from the restaurant floor after subduing its crazed owner with CS gas. The manhood was packed in ice and taken with the man to London’s St Thomas’s Hospital. A spokesman there confirmed doctors had attempted to re-attach it, but the hospital refused to say whether the procedure had been successful.

The 200-seater restaurant on The Strand in central London was packed with runners and spectators from Sunday’s Marathon.

Sales rep Stuart McMahon, who was eating supper with his girlfriend, said: “This guy came running in then charged into the kitchen, got a massive knife and started waving it about. “Everyone was screaming and running out as he jumped on a table, dropped his trousers and popped his penis out. Then he cut it off. I couldn’t believe it. “The staff were really upset and there was blood everywhere.”

Police sped to the scene and restrained and handcuffed the man. Several diners were treated for shock by ambulance crews.

A spokesman for the Zizzi restaurant chain said: “It all happened in a matter of seconds and was obviously extremely frightening and distressing. The manager and staff bravely helped evacuate the restaurant.”

Last night cops were trying to establish the Pole’s background. He had left no identification in the clothing he discarded. A source said: “We believe he’s Polish and 35. We don’t know if he has a history of mental illness, but he’s clearly not a well boy.”

A Met Police spokeswoman said: “Officers arrived to find a 35-year-old man with severe self-inflicted injuries. “No other people were injured and the man was not arrested. He is now stable in hospital.” The man will be assessed by psychiatrists following treatment for his wounds and is expected to be held under the Mental Health Act for his own safety.

The diner remained shut yesterday for a clean-up operation. It was due to re-open last night.

The Royal College of Surgeons confirmed this was the first time that anyone in the UK had had their penis sewed back on.

After controlling the blood loss, doctors had to repair the blood supply and reanimate the tissue by rejoining the arteries and veins under a microscope. Top Italian plastic surgeon Dr Nicolo Scuderi said of the operating technique: “We don’t know how much sensitivity and function will be regained.”

What a way to ruin a dinner. You have to think that of all the people in the restuarant there was probably some couple on their first date, then this happens, there's a date to remember.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Weekend rewind

Sort of a standard uneventful weekend except the weather was good.

Friday-night I had v2 because his moms had to work late, so I picked him up. We didn’t do much because soccer was starting on Saturday morning.

Saturday-the soccer team played alright for their first game of the spring season out of the box. Ended up being a 3-3 tie, they had opportunities to win but went down early and came back to tie it. After the game v2 went with his mom and I went over to see Hot Fuzz. Its pretty funny along the lines of a tribute to all those action flicks of the past, particularly Point Break and Bad Boys II. Then Saturday night watched the boring UFC 70 and the Nascar race which was also pretty boring.

Sunday-went to church, watch Cards/Cubs, The Sopranoes, and Entourage. Other than that not much.

Line of the weekend--I was talking about how much salt was in these sandwich things. V2 says, “Oh I like salt, I don’t eat too much of it though. Salt is my favorite mineral.” Salt isn’t his favorite seasoning he has to go all nerd on it and call it his favorite mineral. The kid is a gem.

Next weekend is soccer, a show in Chicago Ridge, and church.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

My personal nightmare is over...

the XM is back and alive in my car. All hail XM.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Just a minor update no big deal

Well its been a while huh? This weekend I had v2 and on Saturday we went out to see Blades of Glory. It was alright, not as good as Old School or really even Wedding Crashers but it wasn’t too bad. Saturday we also booked our little vacation to see the stuff in Washington DC. We’re going for a week and also seeing a Nationals game and going to Baltimore to see the Orioles. The Orioles game is a Cal Ripken Jr send off to the Hall, so it should be pretty cool. Sunday I went up to a thing the Brewers had with v2, Jason, my brother, and niece. They had players signing stuff so we got Geoff Jenkins and Bill Hall’s autographs. It could have been run better and I think they could have charged to make some money for the Brewers charity, but they didn’t and I don’t run the club so there. Then Sunday night Jason and I watched Wrestlemania 23 over at his joint, it was an alright show but nothing that was mind blowing.
Soccer starts pretty soon and I get the roster tonight, I’m guessing I may have 1 or 2 different kids from the fall session. The family is also having this sort of Nascar challenge were we each picked 6 drivers and total scores. I’m up to second place now after a bad start from some of my guys. I told everyone since before the season that I was going to win it, we’ll have to see now. I guess that is it for now, can Sanjaya finally get the boot this week?