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Thread: 2005 idiot of the year...already won

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    vidcc's Avatar there is no god
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    just 7 days into 2005 and the idiot of the year has already been announced






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    CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- A viewer is suing NBC for $2.5 million, contending that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender.

    Austin Aitken told The Associated Press he watches "Fear Factor" often and had no problem with past installments where the reality show's participants ate worms and insects in pursuit of a $50,000 prize -- but eating rats went "too far."

    "It's barbaric, some of the things they ask these individuals to do," Aitken said Thursday.

    Aitken's handwritten lawsuit contends the rat-eating made his blood pressure rise, resulting in being dizzy and lightheaded -- and vomiting. Because he was disoriented he ran into a doorway, "causing suffering, injury and great pain."

    Asked why he didn't shut off his television before the rat-eating segment, Aitken said he couldn't do it quick enough.

    NBC responded with a brief statement: "We believe that the claim is completely without merit."

    Aitken, a 49-year-old part-time paralegal, said he wants to send a message to NBC and other networks with the lawsuit. He said he isn't concerned with winning a cash judgment in court.

    "I just put any figure. You really think I expect to get $2.5 million?" he said.

    itís an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    lawsuits for anything these days. i bet he wins too

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    The thought of someone vomiting because they saw someone eating a rat has made me feel nauseous. I'm suing you vidcc.

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    contending that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender.


    People will do all sorts of things for money alright, including moronic lawsuits.
    Last edited by Barky; 01-07-2005 at 07:48 PM.

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    I thought this was about Busyman

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    I was reading one in the paper today about a party canny devito was have.Apparently one of the guest was dancing eraticly and spilt his drink over another guset.Now he`s sueing the bloke for spilling a drink over him.

    Wtf is the world coming to.I can see someone reading this and sueing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Withcheese
    The thought of someone vomiting because they saw someone eating a rat has made me feel nauseous. I'm suing you vidcc.
    On the same theme... I want to sue the "idiot of the year" for making me feel sick. The TV has an "off" switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enoughfakefiles
    I was reading one in the paper today about a party canny devito was have.Apparently one of the guest was dancing eraticly and spilt his drink over another guset.Now he`s sueing the bloke for spilling a drink over him.

    Wtf is the world coming to.I can see someone reading this and sueing me.
    I might sue you for your woeful spelling of 'Danny Devito'.

    Edit: Or do you just reckon he's a really sound guy? Canny, like?
    Last edited by Withcheese; 01-07-2005 at 08:08 PM.

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    i'm gonna sue you cheese as your jokes suck.

    i think this girl deserves a nomination too http://www.heferito.com/toyyoda.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Withcheese
    I might sue you for your woeful spelling of 'Danny Devito'.

    Edit: Or do you just reckon he's a really sound guy? Canny, like?
    I`m gonna sue you for mocking me now.

    /waits for the the sue someone thread to turn up.

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