31 December 2008

2008: Strange Story Of The Year

Like every other year on this spinning sphere (or more accurately, "spinning oblate spheroid"), there was a lot of weird stuff that happened in 2008. There were the hunters who bagged Bigfoot, the pregnant dude, the man on mars and countless other freaky events. But of all the strange stories this year, which was the strangest? Now, my first fancy for Strange Story of the Year is to go easy street with the pregnant daddy, but since Thomas Beatie isn't really a man and has recently diminished the novelty by getting knocked up again, I just gotta turn elsewhere.

So, as a fan of "the sweet science" (though not as dedicated a fan as I once was) my vote for strangest story of 2008 goes to WBC Heavyweight Boxing Champion Vitali Klitschko and his treatment for post-fight swollen fists.

"Baby wee is good because it's pure, doesn't contain toxins and doesn't smell," Klitshcko said. "I wrap nappies filled with my 3 year-old son Max's wee around my fists. The nappies hold the liquid and the swelling stays down."

So he wraps urine drenched diapers around his hands on purpose to cure swollen fist. Seriously, he couldn't come up with a better remedy? No wonder his country was on the losing side of the cold war. Of course, I've always said that professional athletes are pampered.

So what is your choice for 2008 Strange Story of the Year?

13 comments :

  1. DB said...

    wtf? no seriously, wtf?

  2. Mike said...

    I think the strangest story was President Bush in the sand getting cozy with the US women's beach volleyball team. It was like the supposed leader of the free world on spring break in Fort Lauderdale.

    Also, "I've always said that professional athletes are pampered."

    Ha ha. Good one. :P

  3. namaste said...

    khaki, i don't have a strange story to add. but i must say you made me laugh out loud with this post. my dog just turned around and looked at me.

    i've seen vitali and his younger brother vladimir fight. vladimir fights with more heart. that he protects his fists with urine nappies doesn't surprise me. he's a big friggin baby when he gets hurt in the ring.

  4. NEO, SOC said...

    president elect obama

  5. Anonymous said...

    And what about the 90 year-old woman who was found dead and decomposing on her toilet. Yuck, ick, and Gross.

    Chris

  6. DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

    Happy New Year to you and yours and please be safe MY Friend

  7. E. Rapp said...

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  8. Freadom said...

    happy new year. here's to a happy new year.

  9. Silvia383 said...

    Nothing in 2008 can match Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for pushing climate change science that is seriously flawed.

    Happy New Year, Khaki!

  10. courtneyme109 said...

    Britney's comeback. Totally awesome!


    hApPy NeW yEaR Khaki! Hope you have a mighty fine 09 for all your endeavors

  11. DB said...

    Happy New Year dude.

  12. Cpt. America said...

    this is Captain America speaking. I fully endorse Obama. I hate country music. And Buffy is my girlfriend. YES WE CAN, KHAKI. YES WE CAN!

  13. Khaki Elephant said...

    Cap, how could you?