This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at a case that men… well they may want to avert their eyes. Then, we examine a particularly hilarious case that may result in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. Finally, we examine the most heinous crime committed this year in Canada.
Hold on to your hats, folks. This week is a good one!
Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire
It takes a lot for me to link to a story on Fox News, but there is good reason for this one. It involves the case of a man from Florida who was arrested this past Monday.
The reason for the arrest resulted from Mr. Van Ryswyk calling the police on himself. Apparently, he was a member of an online fetish group focussed on castration. Mr. Van Ryswyk got off on performing castrations while his “victim” really wanted one. Mr. Van Ryswyk set up a makeshift surgical studio in his home, purchased medical supplies and painkillers, and set about removing a set of balls.
Sadly, he did not perform the surgery competently and had to call 911 to report a bleed that he could not get to stop. Police and ambulance attended, and he was arrested. In the course of his arrest the police also learned that this was not the first surgery he performed, nor was it the first one that he botched.
Goodness gracious indeed.
You Ain’t Got No Alibi
One of the earliest editions of Weird and Wacky Wednesdays featured a man who was fired for farting at work, and then filming it. Classic. And the reason that people are fired from their jobs is often legitimate, often hilarious, and often results in a wrongful dismissal claim. So in this case one wonders whether such a claim and whether a wrongful dismissal lawsuit is forthcoming.
In a New York Airport security line, one man was handed a note by a security guard. The note read “You Ugly!!” She passed it to him as he walked through the metal detector. He did not initially read it, but she insisted he had to read it several times. He opened it up and saw the strange message.
The security guard was subsequently fired for this. But is this not a situation that could have been corrected via a reprimand? Was firing her for playing a prank on airport customers deserved? I mean… her grammar is about as ugly as anything else, so did anyone really care? The person who received the note in this case did not.
All I know is that this firing could turn ugly.
The Daily Rind
It should be noted that I like cheese. And I’ve been known to power through a couple blocks of cheese in a sitting. I am no stranger to dropping half a paycheque on cheese. So when it comes to this crime, I am furious.
Police in Southern Ontario are conducting what I can only hope is a nationwide manhunt of the Schmegelsky/McLeod proportion after a deviant criminal made off with $187,000 worth of cheese from a local cheese shop.
Frankly, this is a case where the public deserves answers. How much cheese was that? Were these particularly expensive cheeses? If they are recovered are the police taking names in case the shop does not want the cheese back?
But also, and perhaps more importantly, what on earth was the thief going to do with that much cheese?