From the who cares files: Corey Taylor drank his own vomit in front of Marilyn Manson

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recalls drinking his own vomit from a cup in front of a “freaked out” Marilyn Manson.

corey.taylorSlipknot’s North American tour with Manson kicks off in Nashville tonight, having been postponed when Taylor underwent surgery on his spine.

And the vocalist says things have previously gotten a little weird backstage when his band and Manson were on the same Ozzfest 2001 bill.

Taylor tells Rolling Stone: “I was pretty lit, pretty much for that whole tour. I do remember throwing up in a cup and drinking it in front of Manson and he kind of freaked out.

“He didn’t really know how to take it. And then he ran into our dressing room in tighty-whitey underwear and kind of danced for us and kind of ran back out, and we were like, ‘What the fuck just happened?'”

Taylor adds that, despite both Slipknot and Manson’s reputation for shenanigans, they tend not to try outdo each other when it comes to pranks.

“… there’s a mutual respect that goes along with that positive competition that will make for great shows no matter where we are. To me, that’s the best respect that you can show a fellow artist, especially someone you really enjoy what they do.”

They both suck.

 

Music festivals are great; for pathogens too

I was at a kids birthday party recently when a parent familiar with my Canadian heritage mentioned to me that the Tragically Hip’s 2016 tour would be a string of depressing events.

Maybe, I dunno.the_tragically_hip___gord_downie_iii_by_basseca-d5grhdt

Gord Downie, the Hip’s lead singer, has terminal brain cancer and their 10 city tour is a farewell, according to the band’s website.

So after 30-some years together as The Tragically Hip, thousands of shows, and hundreds of tours…

We’ve decided to do another one.

This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us.

I’ve seen the Hip a handful of times, a few at outdoor festivals; each time it’s been more of a community gathering than a concert. Sorta like Canada’s version of the Grateful Dead or Jimmy Buffet experiences. Except with hockey, the Group of Seven and loons.

Doug’s post yesterday reminded me of the excitement at these festivals:

Heavy drinking; lots of other substances; the pit where sweaty bodies are smashed up against each other; and, folks using bushes and other places to poop and pee to avoid the lines at the port-a-potties.

And maybe it’ll rain and move the excrement around.

Here’s a great review of outdoor festival-linked outbreaks over the past couple of decades. Spoiler alert – there are well over 10,000 illnesses reported.Gautret_tab2

Deeply weird files: KFC India adds phone charger to chicken boxes

I’ve complimented McDonald’s on being the only place for years one could get free wi-fi in Australia (still building the NBN I guess). We’ve gone to other local fast food joints when the power’s out, I’ve scammed free wi-fi from the random streets of France almost a decade ago (the VW dealer outside our friends’ apartment was uncharacteristically reliable) .

kfc_620x310Times have changed.

Kentucky Fried Chicken in India is so attuned to their customers’ needs they have crafted a meal box that comes with a pre-charged USB plug.

If you are planning to go to a local KFC there and order a box of chicken, you potentially don’t need to charge your phone ahead of time because you just might be handed a chicken box that will come with everything you need to stay connected during your meal.

The “Watt-A-Box” program, which the U.S.-based chain’s India branch launched in Delhi and Mumbai, is advertising its benefits with a ridiculous commercial that addresses the date planning interrupted by a dead phone situation described above.

While the limited edition boxes aren’t part of the regular menu, some were given away as part of an online competition, and some KFC fans received them as a bonus surprise from selected stores in Delhi and Mumbai.

Don’t take the brown acid: No more diarrhea tablets at Glastonbury 2016

Coldplay is enough to induce diarrhea for me.

Hear’s hoping my Dr. Maths friend from the train in France wasn’t caught up in the gastro outbreak that has hit Glastonbury Festival goers – and there’s some bad news for revelers – the onsite pharmacies have run out of diarrhea relief tablets.

Although hopes are high that medication will be delivered to the site’s pharmacies later today, anyone who is unwell can get help from the festival medical centres.

And regardless of if you’re feeling ill or not, people are being reminded to wash hands carefully with soap and water or anti-bacterial hand gel after using the toilet and before eating or handling food.

Man throws poop in Ohio courtroom after receiving 40-year prison sentence

Suzannah Weiss of Complex writes a 46-year-old Ohio resident, Ricky Hand, threw feces and urine through the courtroom after being sentenced to 40 years for multiple armed robberies, he, according to WWLP.

poop.gif“Did you just give me 40 years, sir? You just gave me 40 years. Well guess what?” Hand said to the judge before taking bottles full of poop and pee out of his arm sling and flinging the contents into the air. Court officials had to restrain him.

How on Earth did he manage to sneak that in there, though?

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly told Complex that Hand was shot after his latest robbery and was fed the health drink Ensure in jail to help him recover. “He was drinking the Ensure and then putting his feces and urine in the bottles and putting the lids on and hoarding them,” Kelly said. “He had concealed them on his person as he went to court for his sentencing.”

Kelly added: “Deputies are under investigation for not following our procedures, and if they would’ve done that, this would’ve never happened. The deputies who failed to follow procedure are not going to find this very funny.”

Cleveland fan eats horse poop during NBA championship parade

The Cleveland Cavaliers and 1.3 million of their fans celebrated the franchise’s first National Basketball Association championship on Wednesday as their victory parade and rally took over the downtown area.

In video clip below, courtesy of Barstool Sports, one fan in attendance decided to make a spectacle of himself by pushing other parade goers out of the way in order to rush over to what appears to be a fresh batch of horse manure and proceeding to eat it in front of the crowd around him.

What the hell Cleveland?

 

Denmark says; Give us your poop

They could have just gone to France. This is Sorenne beside a doodie at a subway stop yesterday.

sorenne.france.poop.jun.16Hvidovre Hospital near Copenhagen is looking for healthy faeces donors that can help build a stockpile of stools to be used to fight bacteria.

Faeces from healthy people has proven to be a good weapon against recalcitrant bacteria when typical antibiotics fail. Since 2014, over 60 patients at the hospital have been treated with faeces donated by family members to combat clostridium bacterium that often do not respond to common antibiotics.

Demand is increasing, so Andreas Munk Petersen, the chief physician at Hvidovre Hospital thinks it is a good time to get some poop on the shelves.

“There are some age limits, but if you are otherwise healthy and have no diseases and are not severely overweight, you be a donor,” Petersen told DR Nyheder.

The hospital hopes to develop a ‘faeces bank’ similar to today’s blood banks so that a regular stream of contributors are available to help spread the treatment method further.

 

Meet barfblog’s French correspondent

Had the pleasure of finally meeting Albert Amgar, mirobiologist and frequent French correspondent for barfblog.com.

albertWe had lunch, hung out in his family’s apartment, toured old Paris and found out there really are other people in the world who have to have a couple of hours on the internet just to talk about food safety stuff.

Amy said the similarities were somewhat overwhelming.

I thought it was great.

Albert said France was terrible at public disclosure.

Oui.