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August 1, 2008

BUMMER

An American woman’s body had became attached to her boyfriend’s toilet after she sat on it for two years, police in Kansas said.

“She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body,” said Bryan Whipple, the sheriff of Ness County.

It appeared Pam Babcock’s skin had grown around the toilet seat, he added. “It is hard to imagine. … I still have a hard time imagining it myself.”

The 35-year-old initially refused emergency medical care but her boyfriend, 36, and police officers finally convinced her to go to hospital.

“We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital,” Mr Whipple said. “The hospital removed it.”
The county attorney still has to decide whether any charges should be brought against Kory McFarren, the boyfriend.
Mr McFarren told investigators that he brought his girlfriend food and water, and asked her every day to come out of the bathroom.
“And her reply would be, ‘Maybe tomorrow’,” Mr Whipple said. “According to him, she did not want to leave the bathroom.”
The house in Ness City had a second bathroom that he could use.
On Feb 27, Mr McFarren called police to report that “there was something wrong with his girlfriend”, Mr Whipple said, adding that the man never explained why it took him two years to pick up the phone.
Officers found Miss Babcock sitting on the toilet – fully clothed, except for her tracksuit bottoms pulled down to her mid-thigh.
She was “somewhat disoriented” and her legs looked like they had atrophied, the sheriff said. “She said that she didn’t need any help, that she was OK and did not want to leave.”
She was taken to a hospital in Wichita, about 150 miles away, where she is in a fair condition.
However, Miss Babcock has since refused to speak to police. Authorities said they did not know if she was mentally or physically disabled.
James Ellis, a neighbour, said Miss Babcock’s mother died at a young age and she was apparently mostly kept inside the house where she grew up.
“It really doesn’t surprise me,” Mr Ellis said of the bathroom incident. “What surprises me is somebody wasn’t called in a bit earlier.”

September 25, 2007

TOILET TROUBLES

I raced down to the ladies loo a little while ago and there was an olive green stinky floater in there laid by some vegetarian girl. It stunk too bad so I went up the corridor to the other ladies [I don't like to use the disabled loos after I learnt one of my workmates had been rooting in there. There was later a few poo smears on the toilet cistern that never got cleaned so I don't go back.] anyway the door was locked on the other womens loo’s and I had to use the men’s.

In the bottom of the men’s toilets, was a single key. What a mystery.

Nameless told me that he pisses in his sink. With great delight I pissed over the edge of his bath and I wish I didn’t laugh so loudly cause he never would have know otherwise.

Paul and I have been hanging out together a lot cause we are going to make a video for The Fonts. It is going to be incredible. Watch this space.

xx Lektrogirl

March 5, 2007

GREENWICH BAR

With so many beer bars in Brussels to choose from there are going to be plenty of people who say “Why did you choose this one?” It doesn’t look so great with big heavy velvet curtains concealing most of the view into the bar. Once inside it is just like a really big hall with wooden tables and quite brightly lit. At some table people play chess. Apparently Magritte used to play chess here though.

I walked past this place a few times and always wanted to go in. I don’t believe that the beer menu is exceptional or anything like that – though like in ALL Belgian places you still get the fancy glasses. There are all kinds of people just hanging out. The coffee is good, the beer is cheap and no music. It is just a nice place to hang out in.

I went there with three American friends, one of whom spoke French with a great American accent. As he ordered beer in French the waitress asked [with the most screwed up look of agony on her face] if he was American. My friend said how he is from LA. Then the waitress went on to tell us she visited the States regularly and could speak English. Actually looking back I can’t remember how much of the conversation was French or English – I think it was a mix of Franglaise.

Anyway – this place has an amazing secret – the most beautiful old toilets I ever saw! At the back of the hall is the door which leads down to this lovely space. The stairs are all old marble and worn down where each person has trod. The tiling is old and broken but really I found it so old and pretty. Above the stairs was the biggest cobweb I ever saw too. The cubicles were tiny and I had to stoop to stand inside.

While in Brussels, when you get sick of all the frites and Trappist ales and blah blah and just want to go for a drink and a talk, go here. And remember to take a pee!

GREENWICH BAR Kartuizersstraat / Rue Des Chartreux 7, Brussels, 1000 Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)25 11 41 67

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