Gary B. Rollman,
Emeritus Professor of Psychology,
University of Western Ontario
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Welsh "Jackass" Admits TV Was To Blame
Jonathan Maybery, of Swansea, Wales, has started 2007 with a bang, or rather a staple. After a night of boozing and watching "Jackass," the 24-year-old caretaker for the elderly thought it would be a brilliant idea to staple his hand to a coffee table. According to reports, he and a friend lined up the hand and, well, stapled-gunned it -- though apparently he was "too busy laughing to feel any pain." Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter, but they were unable to separate him from the table. Instead, they took him to the hospital by ambulance "with the piece of furniture still attached to his hand."