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You have GOT to be kidding me...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DEBuckeye, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    lawsuit


    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.
     
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Hey Austin, it's called a remote control, look into it.
     
  3. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    The only message he is going to get is a judge's order awarding attorneys' fees to the network for having to defend against that garbage.
     
  4. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    someone needs to punch this guy in the face
     
  5. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    His father must have been a member of the Paint Chip party. :biggrin:
     
  6. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Heres a thought Austin.......DONT WATCH IT THEN YOU IDIOT
     
  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I read these two quotes and thought it was an article about Lydell Ross and his NFL prospects.
     
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    a "handwritten lawsuit"? nice...
     
  9. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    Not to sound like an elitist but most TV makes me sick, now that college football is over I won't be watching until the Sopranos comes back on. Well maybe some Rugrats with the kids.

    If this lawsuit goes forward let me know were to sign up for the class action suit.
     
  10. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Sorry, nola, but Soprano's won't be on until after football season next year. Yep, January of 2006.
     
  11. jcfiesta

    jcfiesta Rookie

    Nola, may I suggest Spongebob for the kids. I can actually watch this show (with my kids) and enjoy. Johny Bravo is another watchable cartoon.


    Isn't "fear facture" supposed to make you uneasy? I propose that if this dude can swallow a pitcher full of blended rats...NBC award him $50,000. This could be aired on a future fear factor, win/win situation for NBC and great way to settle this "hand written" suit.
     
  12. that is pretty fvcking gross....
     
  13. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    Spongebob all the way,
     
  14. BrutuStrength

    BrutuStrength It's time to bring it! Staff Member

    I thought I heard a blurb on the radio that the plaintiff has a criminal background. I'm pretty sure this will end quickly and, at best, the most the guy will get is a new universal remote so he can change the channel quicker.
     
  15. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I once threw up from drinking too much Vodka, causing me a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. In fact, I can't smell vodka to this day without tossing my cookies. How much do you think I can get from the good folks at Absolut? I'll be writing my lawsuit in crayon on toilet paper later today... that should get their attention and let them know, I MEAN BUSINESS!
     

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