Thursday, January 13th, 2005
Yet another greedy moron that makes me ashamed to be a fellow bipedal, cognitive mammal:
NBC's 'Fear Factor' Sued for Rat-Eating Episode
Watching contestants eat dead rats on NBC's gross-out stunt show "Fear Factor" so disgusted a Cleveland man that he has sued NBC for $2.5 million, saying he could not stomach what he saw.
In a handwritten four-page lawsuit filed in federal court in Cleveland on Tuesday, paralegal Austin Aitken said, "To have the individuals on the show eat (yes) and drink dead rats was crazy and from a viewer's point of view made me throw-up as well an another in the house at the same time."
His suit added, "NBC is sending the wrong message to its TV watchers that cash can make or have people do just about anything beyond reasoning (sic) and in most cases against their will."
He said the show caused his blood pressure to rise so high that he became dizzy and light-headed, and when he ran away to his room, he bumped his head into the doorway.
In a brief telephone interview with Reuters, Aitken said, "I am not at liberty to discuss the complaint unless it is a paid-interview situation."
A spokesman for "Fear Factor" said the show would have no comment until it sees a copy of the complaint. The spokesman said the program did feature an rat-eating scene in New York's Times Square on Nov. 8.
Over the years, contestants on the program have eaten some weird things, including ground-up spiders and live worms.
Really...sometimes they make it so easy for me.
Asshat-Aitken says he feels that shows like "Fear Factor" are sending a wrong message by saying that people will do anything for a few bucks. An interesting insight considering Mr. Asshat is bringing a lawsuit against a T.V. show for making him ill and refusing to do interviews about said suit unless there are dollar-signs attached.
Pray tell, exactly what is this 2.5 million dollars covering? How did you arrive at this amount? Just because you have a weak stomach, puked on your grandma's rug, then bumped your head on the doorway as you ran from your horrible, evil, wicked T.V.? For this, the show you were watching owes you millions of dollars. Oh yes, it all makes sense to me now. Why didn't I see it before??
You were running away from your T.V. set. Ever heard of a remote? It comes with a number of features that could've ended your terrors, and much more efficiently. There's the next channel button, the previous channel button, and even an off button. Imagine the possibilities.
Why stop at "Fear Factor"? Why not sue the network that allowed this show to air - to even exist, for that matter? Why not sue the people on the show who ate the rats for money and made you toss your cookies? While we're at it, let's sue everyone that watches the show; because of them this kind of crap continues to play on the air. Hell, why not sue your mother for giving birth to you in the first place & causing you to be alive and watching TV the day some morons on "Fear Factor" ate rats; that bitch.
Shit, why don't you sue me? Because in all honestly the mental picture of you, in a state of utter horror, running from your T.V. and smack-dab into the doorway of your room caused me to laugh so hard I fell out of my chair. On second thought, I could sue you...
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Friday, February 6th, 2004
So, how long did you think it would be before some random greedy asshat sued because they were forced to see a booby? Frankly, I thought it would come much sooner.
To all of you lazy-ass, whiny, mother fuckers that will exploit any situation to try and bring your pathetic self a quick buck:
Nobody cares if you were offended, upset, shocked, or morally ruined. You're someday going to have to accept that some things just happen and it doesn't mean you are owed a red copper cent. People today need to take responbility for their own actions, and, also learn to "GET OVER IT". You are not entitled to money just because something upset you, and you are not entitled to money from accidents spawned of your own stupidity. If you gain too much weight because you spend your life's wages on fast food, that's no one's fault but your own. If you spill coffee on yourself it means you're clumsy, not that you should get $1.2 billion dollars because an "accident" happened. If you get fired from your job because you came to work drunk and with a loaded weapon, you have to be a complete fucking MORON to not understand why (it happened, I just can't find the news link). If you saw a tit on TV, and are so horribly mortified that you intend to sue everyone you can think of, you really need to get a life.
This woman is sueing Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, CBS, MTV and Viacom. Give me a fucking break. It gets better, this bright little lady thought of everything. It's kind to think of others. Not only does she want money for herself, she wants it for half of the world. This dumb bitch believes that over 80 million people who saw the boob Sunday night deserve compensation. Yes, here's a brilliant one, let's mail a check to every single person that claims they watched the Super Bowl half-time show and saw Janet's titty pop out. That's the most intelligent thing I've ever heard of - this woman must be a genius.
"The law firm handling the suit issued a statement on Friday saying that neither the woman who filed it, Terri Carlin, nor her attorney, Wayne Ritchie, would comment. "The issue here is accountability and not more publicity," it said."
Bullshit. Let me say this: Terri Carlin, you are just another assinine, whining, money-grubbing bitch with too much time on her hands. Just cashing in on the little spotlight, aren't we, dear? Mommy & Daddy would be so proud. You selfish, sue-crazy ass should be slapped.
I'd like to make a giant collage of boobs - from photos, screen stills, and mags. I'd like to post them all onto a gigantic posterboard and stick it in front of her house. Then I'd make many more smaller copies and mail her one each day. I'd also email her another copy every Sunday, just for good measure. "These are BOOBS", it would say, and then, "SUE ME". What a dumb bitch.
(I'm not alone in my disgust for Terri Carlin, because, well, she's dumb.)
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Saturday, December 27th, 2003
Now, I've heard it all - this just really takes the cake. I've heard of some pretty interesting things to sue over for some quick and effortless cash, but this just about tops the list, wouldn't you say?
[May 2006 addendum: I've since learned that Yahoo! rarely keeps news links, so you have to paste them in your entry if you want them to last. I'll try to find this one if I ever figure out what it was about!]
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2003
According to the article Lawsuit Filed Over 1939 Stuttering Study certain orphans were put under psychological stress - mainly belittling them for the slightest speech impediments - to figure out whether the same done by parents was the cause of children stuttering.
By today's standards of such studies this seems barbaric. I felt they had a fair right to be upset - I wasn't so sure if they had a fair right to sue after so many years, but I read on looking to be able to take one side of the fence are the other. It came quickly...
I was all for their getting the money 'til I read this pearl sentence:
None of the test subjects became stutterers. But that has done little to temper the anger they have felt in the three years since they learned what was done to them.
What do you mean "three years since"? They didn't even remember it until someone told them "Hey, we did this shit to you all that time ago..."? They are suing because they are claiming "lifelong" damage....yet they didn't even realize it happened to them until three years ago? Couldn't have been that damaging.
Just sounds like another way for some greedy people to try and make a quick buck to me. I'd like to know more about this - see exactly what these lifelong damages were and I might change my mind. But for now, yet another case of sue-itis.
Could we making sueing illegal?
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