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Weirdest story I've ever read

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I thought my mother was batshit crazy ...


    EDMONTON -- No one likes the Edmonton Sun as much as Maggie does.

    But it's not the stories she enjoys so much -- it's the taste.

    "I can't explain it," the 76-year-old Edmontonian said.

    Maggie said she's been eating strips of the Sun every day for the past seven years.

    But after experiencing some difficulty swallowing, Maggie headed to a Medicentre, where she was referred to Dr. Robert J. Bailey, who found a ball of paper blocking her esophagus.

    Bailey said aside from causing the blockage, snacking on the Sun wasn't harmful.

    "She just likes to eat newspaper," he explained, adding though eating newspaper may seem unusual, Maggie is not.

    Maggie did share the best way to savour the Sun. "Let it melt in your mouth," she said.

    And though the page pigment may be irrelevant, the name of the paper is not. "I tried the (Edmonton) Journal. It wasn't as good."

    Maggie credits Bailey with saving her life and said the experience of having a gastroscopy has turned her off her favourite snack forever.
  2. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    What the hell?
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    No shit.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    What a great way to start the day: A cup of coffee, the morning paper and, well, the morning paper.
  5. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    This lady is a true news consumer.

    Plus, it cuts down on the recyclables she has to drag to the end of the driveway.
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    'You'll eat those words. Literally."
  7. MrWrite

    MrWrite Member

    See? Who says newspapers are becoming obsolete.

    We all need fiber in our diet.
  8. Hah, v
    Hah, this made me laugh
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This could inspire a new slogan:

    The Podunk Press: Just needs salt

    The Podunk Press: Be a regular reader

    The Podunk Press: Eat me!
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Well played, sir.
  11. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member


    "Yes, I'll have a bloody mary, and a steak sandwich ... and a steak sandwich." /fletch
  12. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    [blue] Shouldn't this be on the "What's for Supper tonight" thread?[/blue]
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