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BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here

GUEST 22 May 03 - 07:22 PM
GUEST 22 May 03 - 07:31 PM
Giac 22 May 03 - 08:45 PM
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GUEST,Al 23 May 03 - 10:33 AM
Bill D 23 May 03 - 10:47 AM
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Liz the Squeak 23 May 03 - 02:59 PM
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Subject: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 03 - 07:22 PM

AP • Reuters • Photos


Man Forces Eyes From Sockets As Protest


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May 20, 11:40 AM (ET)


ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A 30-year-old man forced his eyes out their sockets to protest his arrest at Athens International Airport, authorities said Tuesday.

Remi Tsolakis was taken to a hospital and received surgery to try and restore his eyesight, doctors said.

Tsolakis was arrested late Monday after flying to Athens from the island of Rhodes. Airport authorities discovered he had an outstanding three-month jail sentence for a minor offence.

He told police he did not have enough money to pay a fine in lieu of the sentence and would have to go to jail.

Police gave no details of the offence.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 03 - 07:31 PM

Damn. That is brutal.

I have a friend near Waco whose great great grandaddy back there somewhere was hung by Yankee soldiers plundering the area during the Civil War. His eyes popped out of the sockets but he survived to live decades more. He used to curse Yankees by saying 'Damn their eyes!' Or so I was told.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Giac
Date: 22 May 03 - 08:45 PM

Marty Feldman's comeback was:

"Too late!"


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 May 03 - 09:00 AM

Enucleation (I know some big words!) can often be reversed if the optic nerves, blood vessels, and so on are intact. A classmate in high school was hit in the face by a basketball and his right eye popped out of the socket. A trip to the emergency room, a spell in surgery, and he was back in business (well, there was a spell of recovery too). He said later that it was strange, seeing the floor with one eye and the crowd with the other.

What exactly was this Greek fella protesting, anyway?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 23 May 03 - 10:33 AM

Maybe he was tired of being a straight shooter. Al


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Bill D
Date: 23 May 03 - 10:47 AM

gives new meaning to "I'll keep an eye out for you."


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Kim C
Date: 23 May 03 - 01:21 PM

My daddy liked to tell the story of having shrapnel removed from his eyeball. (He was in the Army in the Korean War.) He said they had to take his eyeball out. I said, no way! He said, sure, they can take your eye out and put it back in, as long as the optic nerve isn't damaged.

He did get a Purple Heart for his trouble.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 May 03 - 02:59 PM

My great grandmother used to take her eye out regularly, but then, it was a glass one... she kept it with her false teeth overnight in the glass by the bed.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Kim C
Date: 23 May 03 - 03:03 PM

Haven't you ever wanted to be able to take your eyeballs out and put them in a glass of cool water? Sounds refreshing, doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: gnu
Date: 23 May 03 - 05:55 PM

I've had some early mornings that would have gone much better if I could have washed the fog off them.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 May 03 - 08:33 PM

There was a fella back home who had a glass eye -- a very, very good one. If the service in a restaurant was too slow, he'd peruse his menu while scratching his (glass) eye with a fork.

Service improved almost at once, as other diners rather hurriedly left.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Metchosin
Date: 23 May 03 - 09:16 PM

A friend of ours had a teacher with a glass eye. On formal occasions at the school he would remove his regular eye and pop in one with a Union Jack on it instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Bit Of an Eye Popper Here
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 May 03 - 10:04 AM

Did that mean that patriotism was in the eye of the holder?


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