More News of the Ridiculous…

New of the ridiculous is one of the only things that makes me feel, well, normal. The latest does not disappoint.

This one strikes extra close to home. Seems a widow in Wales had some trouble canceling her dead husband’s phone contract. When a spouse dies, those left behind have to prove it every which way from Sunday. And some just don’t take a death certificate at face value. They continue to send mail, call and ask for the dead guy and, evidently, T-Mobile believes the deceased can pay their phone bills.

This particular widow tried repeatedly to get T-Mobile to cancel her dead husband’s contract. T-Mobile officials have taken a gander at the death certificate, funeral bills and answered innumerable phone queries. Finally, this kickass chick took her husband’s ashes to the T-Mobile store. So there.

Not so fast. They sent her another bill threatening to cancel the contract due to the overdue bill.

In NYC, the city where most ridiculousness begins, starting in January, will launch a campaign to encourage men not to take up extra seats on public transportation for their balls. Yes, their balls. Mark Shrayber, reporter for the story says while his testicles are fairly sizable, he’s never required an extra seat for their travel comfort. Some men, however, feel they require extra space and are guilty of “man spreading,” into the comfort zone of others. The exception will be those who actually suffer from elephantiasis, which is a real thing, and if you watch the video, rest assured those boys need an extra seat or two for their packages. Who knew?

Have you heard of Don Lemon? Donald Dilworth Lemon is an American journalist and news anchor on CNN Tonight. Surprisingly he still has a job despite asking a Bill Cosby rape accuser why she did not bite Cosby’s penis instead of performing oral sex. The woman continued the interview as if the question fell in the realm of normality. Asshat of the week. Well deserved, Don, well deserved.

A couple of days ago, a man in India went to the doctor complaining of persistent buzzing in his ear. This story is delivered with photos. Lucky us. Dr. Vikram Yadav knew what the problem was straight away, and sure enough, removed hundred of live maggots from the man’s ear. The good doctor believes the ordinary house fly is the culprit, buzzing into his patients ear and laying eggs while he slept. Can you say sound sleeper?

The Oxford Dictionary, as it does each year, revealed is Word of the Year for 2014. It’s “vape.” It defines vape as, “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.” Further reports suggest that you are more than 30 times more likely to come across the word than just two years ago. “Bae” came in a close second. Last year’s victor? “Selfie.”

You’re up to date. Go figure. Me? I’m in New Orleans for Baby Chicken’s twenty-first birthday so if I go radio silent, you know I am just one in a long line of girls who left my heart in the French Quarter. And, yes, I am going to the Coven House.

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