You know, of course, I perform exhaustive searches of the interwebs each week to bring you guys news you may not find anywhere else. I guess it's my training from a previous career.
When I was on-air at an all news radio network in the late 70s, while other announcers interviewed politicians and celebrities, my research for interview subjects consisted of the National Enquirer and similar high-brow print media sources. Made for great radio. I would have loved to have interviewed this guy.
Seems an ambulance was called to a 63 year-old Glendale, California man's house after he had attempted surgery on himself. Yep. Apparently he had become upset with a hernia he had and decided he was going to take it out himself. You know, given rising health care costs I kind of understand his thinking.
But this guy obviously isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Nor did he use the sharpest knife in the drawer. Paramedics arrived to find a butter knife protruding from the gentleman's stomach. Not a butcher knife, not a steak knife, not even a ginsu knife - hell those things can cut through anything.
Special hernia kit - as seen on TV.
Ima Carver (not his real name) was taken to hospital and placed under psychiatric care. Lika Surgeon (not HIS real name) at Glendale General Hospital commented he thought Mr. Carver was a real cut-up; "a guy who lived life on the edge," he said bluntly.
Surgeon said it could have been worse. "He could have used the butter knife to "spread" his surgical efforts to other parts of his body. Thank goodness he couldn't "handle" it."
Authorities say they'll keep a sharp eye on Mr. Carver.
Leave hernia surgery to the professionals.
There's no better way - any way you slice it.