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(Philly.com)   Blind woman confuses elderly roommate for trash bin. Surprised undertakers find Chex Mix, a diaper, and more in roommate's throat. "I pushed her tongue in and out popped a 10-inch rope"   (philly.com) divider line 22
    More: Weird, Chex, trash cans, roommates, basement apartment, tongues, throats, Kathleen McEwan  
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2012-06-22 11:58:01 AM  
What a ridiculous set of pictures.
 
2012-06-22 12:03:02 PM  
I submitted this with a less funny headline.
 
2012-06-22 12:03:14 PM  
I was gonna make a joke about how cruel it is to shove Chex Mix into someone's mouth, but that shiat's actually pretty good. I like me some Chex Mix. If some old person tried to kill me by feeding me Chex Mix, my main reservation would be if they've reached a point of dementia where they don't know how to properly use a bathroom.

Not that I've tried, but I'd figure shoving a diaper down someone's throat takes serious effort.
 
2012-06-22 12:05:05 PM  
"They're bringing people here who might need to be in a mental institution"

What was your first clue?
 
2012-06-22 12:06:03 PM  
Did the fWc finally get a front page green light?

Undertaker? Eugene?
 
2012-06-22 12:08:12 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What was your first clue?


Mrs. Peacock, with the rope, in the bedroom.
 
2012-06-22 12:14:32 PM  
"We pushed her tongue in and a rope popped out," said Brian Hurst, a staffer with John J. Bryers Funeral Home in Willow Grove. "I was never expecting it to be a homicide."

Hurst, who also found a candy wrapper, immediately contacted the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, who didn't believe Hurst's story until he texted a picture of the rope to them.


JJB: ok rope is cmng out
PME: lol no wai
JJB: its tru thers a rope in her mouth
PME: ur ful o sht
JJB: [ropemouth.jpg]
PME: omfg thers a fkin rope in her mouth
JJB: told u
JJB: lke a fkin vnding mchine
 
2012-06-22 12:17:06 PM  
Simple human?
 
2012-06-22 12:26:52 PM  
... what the fark....
 
2012-06-22 12:32:12 PM  
Okay, I guess the bottle of lotion could be one of those little travel-size containers, but how does one stuff a rope down someone's throat? I'm talking about the mechanics of the act itself. It's not like feeding it into a well, after all. There would be some issues with bunching up. And a diaper? Even for babies, diapers compress down to about the size of a can of soda, and due to the circumstances, I'd imagine this was an adult diaper we're talking about, which would be a wad of material at least the size of a softball. So, how do you actually stuff that down someone's throat? (The throat doesn't expand that much, does it?) wouldn't you be able to see from the bizarre bulging in the neck that there was a large, foreign object in there?

And unless this lady had a long career as a sword-swallower (and oh, the jokes that could be made here) it seems like most of the material crammed down her gullet would have triggered her gag reflex, making it even more difficult to continue to push the stuff inside.

I'd imagine there had to be some tool use involved ...
 
2012-06-22 12:33:04 PM  
All I gots is Damn
 
2012-06-22 12:33:43 PM  
"They're bringing people here who might need to be in a mental institution," said another resident, who asked not to be identified.

Well, that's just crazy!
 
2012-06-22 12:42:58 PM  
The Aristocrats! Tadaaaa!
 
2012-06-22 12:43:18 PM  

bibli0phile: Okay, I guess the bottle of lotion could be one of those little travel-size containers, but how does one stuff a rope down someone's throat? I'm talking about the mechanics of the act itself. It's not like feeding it into a well, after all. There would be some issues with bunching up. And a diaper? Even for babies, diapers compress down to about the size of a can of soda, and due to the circumstances, I'd imagine this was an adult diaper we're talking about, which would be a wad of material at least the size of a softball. So, how do you actually stuff that down someone's throat? (The throat doesn't expand that much, does it?) wouldn't you be able to see from the bizarre bulging in the neck that there was a large, foreign object in there?

And unless this lady had a long career as a sword-swallower (and oh, the jokes that could be made here) it seems like most of the material crammed down her gullet would have triggered her gag reflex, making it even more difficult to continue to push the stuff inside.

I'd imagine there had to be some tool use involved ...


There's even a saying: "Like trying to push a rope."
 
2012-06-22 12:50:08 PM  
At the present time, the USA has no mental health services to speak of. The states have been getting out of the business little by little since World War II. We need to admit that there are certain people who need locked up, and forced to take their medication.
 
2012-06-22 02:11:26 PM  

bibli0phile: Okay, I guess the bottle of lotion could be one of those little travel-size containers, but how does one stuff a rope down someone's throat? I'm talking about the mechanics of the act itself. It's not like feeding it into a well, after all. There would be some issues with bunching up. And a diaper? Even for babies, diapers compress down to about the size of a can of soda, and due to the circumstances, I'd imagine this was an adult diaper we're talking about, which would be a wad of material at least the size of a softball. So, how do you actually stuff that down someone's throat? (The throat doesn't expand that much, does it?) wouldn't you be able to see from the bizarre bulging in the neck that there was a large, foreign object in there?

And unless this lady had a long career as a sword-swallower (and oh, the jokes that could be made here) it seems like most of the material crammed down her gullet would have triggered her gag reflex, making it even more difficult to continue to push the stuff inside.

I'd imagine there had to be some tool use involved ...


That's what struck me too. It's not the madness of the act that disturbs me. It's the physics.
 
2012-06-22 03:12:01 PM  

Matthew Keene: At the present time, the USA has no mental health services to speak of. The states have been getting out of the business little by little since World War II. We need to admit that there are certain people who need locked up, and forced to take their medication.


Attending NCSU in Raleigh NC there's 3 colleges, 1 prison and 1 mental institution within a 3mi radius of campus. Guess which they are closing and decided to release all the patients into the wild? Not to mention it's one of the oldest and historical of its kind.
 
2012-06-22 03:23:16 PM  

bibli0phile: Okay, I guess the bottle of lotion could be one of those little travel-size containers, but how does one stuff a rope down someone's throat? I'm talking about the mechanics of the act itself. It's not like feeding it into a well, after all. There would be some issues with bunching up. And a diaper? Even for babies, diapers compress down to about the size of a can of soda, and due to the circumstances, I'd imagine this was an adult diaper we're talking about, which would be a wad of material at least the size of a softball. So, how do you actually stuff that down someone's throat? (The throat doesn't expand that much, does it?) wouldn't you be able to see from the bizarre bulging in the neck that there was a large, foreign object in there?

And unless this lady had a long career as a sword-swallower (and oh, the jokes that could be made here) it seems like most of the material crammed down her gullet would have triggered her gag reflex, making it even more difficult to continue to push the stuff inside.

I'd imagine there had to be some tool use involved ...


Jack Bauer could show you how it's done.
 
2012-06-22 03:27:25 PM  
Worst
 
2012-06-22 03:28:01 PM  
PEZ
 
2012-06-22 03:28:37 PM  
Ever.
 
2012-06-22 03:29:54 PM  

Matthew Keene: At the present time, the USA has no mental health services to speak of. The states have been getting out of the business little by little since World War II. We need to admit that there are certain people who need locked up, and forced to take their medication.


Community mental health care is bullshiat, yes. Folks decided keeping the mentally ill locked up was mean, and let them out into the world without the skills to cope, in many cases. (It's not just politicians of X party are bad; this movement came from within the Psych community.)
 
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