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Dr Cornelius P. Rhoads

You know what I hate? When a leading cancer researcher, who helped shape the newly-emerging science of chemotherapy, allegedly confessed to also being a multiple murderer. The good doc confessed in a letter in 1932 , whilst drunk, that he had murdered 8 Puerto Ricans and deliberately transplanted cancer cells into several more because he hated the race. Despite an investigation there was no evidence to prove his claim . They took the  Doc’s word that he had written the comments in anger and as a joke to a New York colleague after discovering his car vandalized. During World War II, he also worked for the United States Army helping to develop chemical weapons and set up research centers. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you are probably wondering why Hollywood hasn’t turned this little tale into a Russell Crowe movie. Hello, Dr Cornelius P. Rhoads even managed to make the front cover of Time magazine.

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Here is what the letter said …

“Dear Ferdie:
The more I think about the Larry Smith appointment the more disgusted I get. Have you heard any reason advanced for it? It certainly is odd that a man out with the entire Boston group, fired by Wallach, and as far as I know, absolutely devoid of any scientific reputation should be given the place. There is something wrong somewhere with our point of view.
The situation is settled in Boston. Parker and Nye are to run the laboratory together and either Kenneth or MacMahon to be assistant; the chief to stay on. As far as I can see, the chances of my getting a job in the next ten years are absolutely nil. One is certainly not encouraged to make scientific advances, when it is a handicap rather than an aid to advancement. I can get a damn fine job here and am tempted to take it. It would be ideal except for the Porto Ricans. They are beyond doubt the dirtiest, laziest, most degenerate and thievish race of men ever inhabiting this sphere. It makes you sick to inhabit the same island with them. They are even lower than Italians. What the island needs is not public health work but a tidal wave or something to totally exterminate the population. It might then be livable. I have done my best to further the process of extermination by killing off 8 and transplanting cancer into several more. The latter has not resulted in any fatalities so far… The matter of consideration for the patients’ welfare plays no role here — in fact all physicians take delight in the abuse and torture of the unfortunate subjects.
Do let me know if you hear any more news.
Sincerely, “Dusty”

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Government Wants To Pull A Bunny Out Of Mandela’s Ear

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The two white Afrikaner sculptors who created a 9m bronze statue of Nelson Mandela are in big doodah after it was discovered they had carved a little rabbit inside Mandela’s ear.The weenie bunny is depicted sitting on it’s haunches with one floppy ear.Seems the South African government who had no idea what the sculptor’s had done,  think a rabbit in Mandela’s ear is disrespectful and belittling. One official said it was like  “depicting U.S. President Barack Obama with a mouse in his nose.”

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How To Sell A Coffin

polish-coffinEveryone knows the best way to market something is to create a calendar featuring a series of nude women draped over your product. That is, unless you are a Polish coffin maker. O Oh, what started as a good idea has ended with Polish Catholic Church officials demanding the calendars , which are being sold for charity, to be withdrawn immediately as “human death should be respected and not mixed with sex.”

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Jesus Bumper Sticker Controversy

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

A female vicar in England is defending the bumper sticker “WTFWJD” that she put on her car. For those of you who haven’t a clue what it means, WTFWJD is short for “What The Fuck Would Jesus Do”. Hmm, how the hell should I know, ask Macgyver.

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Have They No Pride?

Oh for the love of Mexican, some restaurant in Tampa is receiving bomb threats after they added  real lion meat tacos to their menu. Seems animal activists are not fans. The owners and staff have been under threat since news broke about this exotic meat meal. One angry man rang the manager and said he’d “kidnap me and grind me up for a taco.”  Oh and just in case you were wondering, the restaurant gets the meat from a farm in the US that breeds lions for meat.

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Holy Indian Misinterpretation Batman

Rajesh Shah, a men’s clothing shop owner in India, has upset the local Jewish population by naming his store “Hitler”. Shah named it after his business partner’s grandfather who was nicknamed Hitler. Shah swears the only thing he knew about the Nazi dictator was he was strict.  Hmm, me thinks he fibs as he has used the Indian swastika for the dot above the i.

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Sign Of The Times

The Mother’s Day edition of the Times magazine has got a few chins wagging. Seems breast feeding your four year old is uber cool. Seriously, I hope they won’t be doing that at restaurants!

 

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Finally, stalkers can enjoy Valentine’s Day too

Wow, now stalkers can enjoy Valentine’s Day too, after a company created  a Valentine’s Day  card especially for the overly obsessed. The nice red card has “Stalker is a harsh word.” printed in big, bold, white lettering on the front and “I prefer valentine.” on the inside. Hmm, sheez, seems some people have a problem with this!

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Khloe Kardashian Maybe An Only Child

Which one doesn't belong

I’m running out of eyebrows to raise over the Kardashians latest publicity stunt controversy. As the fans salivated over the impending nuptials of Kim and Kris Humphries now they can wait with bated breath over the “who’s your daddy” paternity woes of Khloe.If you have no idea what I am dribbling about here’s the low down. The late Robert Kardashian’s ex-wives Jan Ashley and Ellen Kardashian claim  he ain’t the daddy of Khloe. Despite the care factor being zero! The bitchy exs are saying that Kristen (Khloe’s mommy)  was doing the dirty behind Robert’s back and that HE told them BOTH he didn’t believe Khloe was HIS daughter. Ouch. Oh and if you saw the ep where Khloe did a DNA test. She only did it with her mom not her sisters. Which is seriously dumb. Sorry Khloe,  Kris is not your mom. Anywho, if they play their cards right this could stretch out for a whole season of their TV show, just  like the Kim marriage farce. Sheez, can’t wait until next year, hopefully Khloe’s real father turns out to be Larry King or Bill Clinton. It’s like getting so exciting!!!!

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention The War!

Um yeah, about that ride. When considering naming a carnival ride, I would probably avoid the name “The Zyklon” as Zyklon B was the name of the gas used by the Nazis to kill millions of Jews during the Holocaust. I’m just saying! Sure it is also German for cyclone but many South Florida residents don’t see it that way. One Holocaust survivor said “Of all the names in the world, why do they need to name rides that? It’s upsetting to me to come across that, as a survivor. I lost my whole family in the gas chambers, particularly in Auschwitz.”
That word isn’t new to controversy in the US, a few years back  a company tried to trademark the name Zyklon for appliances they were selling, which included gas ovens.

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