Friday, March 14, 2008

What's In A Name ?

You guys know that one of the things I love to do is read through and sometimes blog about odd stories in the news. I think that it's true what they say that truth is stranger than fiction. With that in mind I give you not one but two separate examples to prove my point that you just can't make this stuff up. Both of these stories are a bit odd just by themselves but what makes them even more special are the names involved. I couldn't have made up better names if I tried.

The first story is odd an sad at the same time. It involves a woman who refused to leave her boyfriend's bathroom for two years. Here is a little bit of the article:

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) -- A 35-year-old woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for so long that her body was stuck to the seat had a phobia about leaving the bathroom, the boyfriend said. The case drew nationwide attention after Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat in the two years she apparently was in the bathroom.
"We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it."


As sad as this story is the part that had me was the irony that the Sheriff who handled this case was named Whipple...as in Mr. Whipple who was also famous for bathroom related reasons. You just can't make this stuff up !!

The second story is kind of creepy too. It involves the police discovering a woman's body preserved on dry ice while they were conducting a drug raid. Here is a little bit of the story. See if you can spot the ironic name:

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. --Police thought they were handling a routine drug bust at a ritzy hotel until they opened a large container and found a woman's body preserved on a bed of dry ice. In the days since the macabre discovery, the tale has only gotten more bizarre.
Acquaintances said Monique Trepp, a 33-year-old aspiring model, died a year ago and that her boyfriend, a convicted drug dealer, held a wake for her at the hotel where he lived for three years. Authorities said she had been dead "a while," but released few other details.
The person who likely knows more, Trepp's 46-year-old boyfriend, Stephen David Royds, made a cryptic statement from jail, where he's being held on $1 million bail on felony drug charges.
Police had been tailing Royds for some time when they arrested him last week. An informant said he was selling cocaine on the beach, Sgt. Evan Sailor said.
Trepp's body was found stuffed in a giant Rubbermaid container packed with dry ice in Royds' executive suite, which goes for up to $400 per night.


Ok so besides being incredibly creepy my point is that the name of the boyfriend is terribly ironic ... Who would have figured that someone whose last name is Royds would end up being a drug dealer? Go figure right? LOL!

What's in a name? Apparently the answer is irony.

-Doc

32 comments:

Jay said...

How come is it that the drug dealers get all the really cool chicks?

Doc said...

ROFLMAO @ "cool" chicks.... Jay that is classic!!

Lu' said...

I was thinking that the irony of Royds and your stories must have been because the woman in the previous story must have certainly suffered from them. And the cop who arrested the cuy for selling drugs on the beach was named Sailor.

Bina said...

I read that story about the bathroom lady, and you know, she may never walk again. I hate to imagine why. I mean, did her butt cheeks slowly encase the seat? YUK and OWWIE!

Yea, and the Mr. Whipple was there is too freaking funny!

Becky said...

Wow.

Did the toilet lady EVER EAT?

That is some creeptastic stuff!

Knight said...

We were talking about the toilet story at work yesterday and can't understand why she refused to stand. I mean, if you have to be trapped in one room for two years you would want the bathroom right? For some reason she wouldn't stand though. That means she was right next to the shower and never used it.

Doc said...

Lu - Make perfect sense to me!

Bina - Yeah spending 2 years on the john is certainly detrimental to your health.

Becky - The boyfriend says he fed her and she used to shower etc. but recently (within the past 2 months) she began to sound "groggy"

Knight - Maybe she had a serious bad case of the runs???

Micky-T said...

This toilet story brings some very disturing thoughts to my mind.

Did her cheeks fold over and wrap around the seat?
If thats so, was it one or both cheeks? If it was just one, OK, she might have still been wiping her ass.

The Mountain Cat said...

I also heard that this toilet lady memorized Tolstoy's War & Peace word for word in that two year span. It was the only reading material she had in the bathroom.

Lu' said...

What did the boyfriend do, use the kitchen sink?

Karen said...

That bathroom thing is INSANE.

Though it reminded me a story.... A family friend was so overweight that she was confinded to bed. When she died and cut her out of the house - they found 3 quarters under her right breast. Her skin has begun to grow over the coins.

I can't imagine how long they had been there. But the funeral director CUT THEM OUT and gave to her family.

Sadly, her name was Maggie. No real joke there.

Doc said...

MickyT - I don't think they folded over... I think they just got....ewwww nevermind

Mt. Cat - Well the phrase "it was the best of times it was the worst of times somehow fits"

Lu - Leave it to Lulita to ask the questions that the rest of us are thinking... ROFL!

Karen - On a purely medical note I guess it's a natural defense mechanism against foreign objects.... still creeps me out

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc,
No that line is from Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities'. Or in this case, 'A Tale of Two (Year) Shitties'

Doc said...

I know but that sounds a lot better than "Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes."

Lu' said...

doc: (I think they just got ewwww nevermind) ha ha ha hee hee :)

The Mountain Cat said...

Lu' , Don't you work? Get off the toilet will ya please! ROTFL

Anonymous said...

Both stories are crazy, but the lady on the toilet story is really unbelievable to me! Obviously, she has some mental issues...but what about the boyfriend??? Why the heck did it take him so friggin' long to call somebody?!? He waited until she seemed "groggy"...as if there was absolutely nothing wrong with her up until that point!!

On another note...Doc, I reviewed the tape from AI's results show. That guy could definitely double for Bull Dog, but sadly, I don't believe it was him. = )

Oh...and your fans would like to know when we're going to hear the story of how "Doc" came to be...I believe it was promised some time ago, but has yet to be delivered. I'm dyin' over here!!! ; )

LeapO'Faith

Doc said...

Leap O' - Thanks for looking at the tape... I am going to look out for him and see if he shows up at any more shows... I think it may be him.

The story of how Doc came about.... Well I will need to write that one out someday. I am backed up because I have that story, a monster sized edition of Hitting the high notes for tomorrow, A St. Pattys day story about how I once lost AbsolutGator in Georgia, and a tribute story about my mom for her birthday on Tuesday (plus a word game :p )... Yeesh I have more stuff than I can post... and I don't want to just blogg it all out because Mt. Cat and I try to give people time to read each thing at the top of the blog becuase sometimes people don't read past the first post...Whats a boy to do?

The Mountain Cat said...

Oh the lost AbsolutGator story is priceless! I can't wait to hear it again.

Anonymous said...

I disagree...I don't think it's him. But definitely keep your eye out...we'll have to place a small wager on this!

...and your plate is obviously full, my friend! You need a whole other 40hrs/week to keep up with your writing! I'll be patient...just don't think I'm gonna let you forget! ; )

LeapO'Faith

The Mountain Cat said...

And just to let you all know that my cousin Pat is home and well and will make a full recovery. She will be logging on to view this blog later today.
Welcome back Patty!
Love, The Mountain Cat

The Mountain Cat said...

Hey Doc,
Can I tell everyone my memory of how you became Doc??? It was because you were so Rico Suave with the ladies that you were know as The Doctor O' Love.
Am I right? LOL

Anonymous said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!


LeapO'Faith

Micky-T said...

The "Love" Doctor Huh?
After a few weeks reading his comments to the ladies, yea, I can believe that one!!!!!!!
Go get'm Doc!

The Mountain Cat said...

No seriously the true Doc origin story is that in Junior High School he was obsessed with the film Back to the Future and idolized Christopher Lloyd's character Doc Brown. He had a Doc Brown t-shirt, lunch box, poster, and a TrapperKeeper. He used to skateboard in his school's hall ways screaming 'Marty, I'm sending you BACK to the future!'

Anonymous said...

TRAPPER KEEPER...Blast from the past!! I LOVED those things!!

So, Doc...is it true?? Say it isn't so...

LeapO'Faith

Jahooni said...

My eyes are swollen from allergies and this is too long to read. Toilet paper, dry ice, death, cool chick, what????

Doc said...

Not true Leap O' ... not True. It actually had to do with high school football... and anyone who has read this blog before already knows what kind of high school hero I was in football....

Micky-T said...

Please tell me you wern't,
"The Bench Doctor"

Lu' said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
DirkStar said...

Unaware they are about to enter the Twilight Zone...

The toilet story is so amazing when you figure that they had to break the toilet and carry her out of the trailer still attached to it because her legs had atrophied to the point where she had become permanently attached to it!

Where was the boyfriend going to the bathroom?

What did he feed her?

Shit on a shingle?

Pee soup?

What was their conversation like?

"You go ahead and Exlax honey, I'll get the dishes."

Man...

Anonymous said...

LMAO, Micky-T!!

Yes, Doc, I know...and I'm sitting on my hands waiting for the story! = ) = )


LeapO'Faith