Friday, April 19, 2013

The B Word

Today we are bringing you the Back-page news with a lot of  "B" words involved. 
Seems there is a bird that has a bit of an ego

Banish Your Bra

A French sports doctor who spent 16 years studying the busts of about 300 women sent a scare through a country known for its love of lingerie this week when he suggested bras were useless. (Useless??? ...that's harsh)

Jean-Denis Rouillon was thrust into the limelight after he told a student radio station that his work suggested wearing a bra weakened the natural muscles that hold up breasts and women should consider going bra-less.
National radio picked up the story and Rouillon, based at the University of Franche-Comte in the eastern town of Besançon, was soon being hounded by newspapers and TV.
France Info radio interviewed a 28-year-old volunteer in the study, Capucine, who said
abandoning her bra had liberated her in more ways than one, improving her breathing and posture.
"You breathe better, you stand up straighter, you have less back pain," she told the national news station.
Even the highbrow daily Le Monde weighed in, offering an historical insight into the origins of the bra dating back to the 14th century.
Rouillon told Reuters that his unpublished work is still in the early stages and he is hesitant about giving one-size-fits-all advice to women, despite the media circus.
His preliminary results on 330 women aged 18 to 35 suggested that wearing a bra from an early age does nothing to help a wearer's breasts and going without could improve firmness.
"The suspension system of the breasts degenerates," Rouillon said, explaining that bras also unnaturally hamper circulation.
"But a middle-aged women, overweight, with 2.4 children? I'm not at all sure she'd benefit from abandoning bras," he added.

So let's see if we have this straight...this Doctor talked 330 young woman up to the age of 35 into letting him study their boobs sans their bras.  He wants middle-aged women to keep their bras on.  This has got to be the coolest study ever ...for him.  

Back Yard Chicken Boarding
What to do with your backyard chickens when you go away is a problem no-more....well at least in Eugene, OR.  Bill Bezuk, owner of Eugene Backyard Farmer is offering a chicken sitting service in the form of a luxury chicken hotel. 
Bezuk has named his business The Nest and now there are two "suites" available next to his urban farming store.  
The basic service includes fresh water, food and a place to sleep. This costs $2.00 per chicken per night. For just one dollar more you can get deluxe accommodations, though which include organic food, fresh vegetable scraps and a turndown service. (I am not clear about what constitutes "turndown" service but the article talked about the hens getting meal worms.)
Since the hotel opened in February, and has been consistently booked. Bezuk is going to add two more suites that will accommodate six to eight chickens.
Bezuk believes that his is the first chicken-boarding business in the U.S. but this isn't new in the U.K.  They already have a handful of chicken hotels.  One such facility, the Fowlty Towers in Cowden, a village in south east England,  offers emery board pedicures.

To all you Backyard Chicken Farmers,  $3.00 is such a bargain for the deluxe room.  Be kind to your barnyard friends.

Body Baggage

The Newburgh man who reportedly removed his dead wife’s body out of an Evansville hotel on a luggage cart Wednesday spent hours being interviewed by police but was
released that day without being arrested.
As of Thursday morning, there was not enough evidence to still hold Kenneth Frank, 57, in police custody, according to Evansville Police Department Sgt. Jason Cullum. However, investigators are awaiting results of an autopsy on the body of Robin M. Frank, 47, which is scheduled for Thursday, before closing the investigation. Cullum said authorities found no visible signs of foul play on Robin Frank’s body.
Cullum would not discuss specifics of what Kenneth Frank told detectives during their lengthy interview.
According to an Evansville Police Department incident report, a Hampton Inn employee noticed Kenneth Frank taking his wife’s body to the parking lot just after 12:30 p.m. The employee told police that Frank said his wife was OK.
The first responding officers stopped Kenneth Frank in the parking lot and detained him for questioning. According to police, Robin Frank’s body was already in a car registered to Kenneth Frank, according to the police. Robin Frank was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Franks were both registered guests of the hotel, according to police, and Cullum confirmed that only one hotel room was searched as part of the investigation.
Asked if simply transporting a dead body was a crime, Cullum said an arrest could be made for suspicion of abusing a corpse, but that investigators don’t believe such an act was committed in this case.
“Just moving it is not necessarily a crime,” he said. “If he had done stuff to it — like trying to hide it or dispose of it — that would’ve probably come into play.”
Citing his previous comment about not disclosing what was said during Kenneth Frank’s interview with police, Cullum did not say if Kenneth Frank told authorities what he had planned to do if he hadn’t been stopped by police.
The hotel is located at 8000 Eagle Crest Blvd., which is on the city’s East Side. cynicism is showing again...Frank is rolling his dead wife on a luggage cart past the desk clerk and says she is OK.  Then...he loads her into the car but the police can't arrest him unless he has done "something else to her".  What more can be done...she's dead.  So I guess, if you want to move your dead spouse somewhere, just be sure not to do something other that move him/her.

Baseball Bat is Two B  Words

There is a new record holder in Missouri.  A Kansas City woman, Annie Oliver, age 80 is now the oldest woman in the state to be charged with murder.  

Annie is a diminutive woman of  5"1' and is on oxygen said her husband was helping her and started "talking smart" with her.  She beat him over the head with a baseball bat. 

The neighbors were shocked as the Olivers had lived in the neighborhood since 1973 and they didn't notice any problems.

Warning, warning!!!  GUYS, don't tick off your old lady if there is a bat nearby. 


Debra She Who Seeks said...

EVERYBODY has perky boobs up until 35 -- who is this researcher kidding?

Just Keepin' It Real Folks said...

LAWD, I'm glad that researcher clarified thangs 'cause after breasfeeding 2 young'uns, if I would go braless, I would scar countless people for life!!! And, I have NEVAH sold any of my kids' baseball bats 'cause ya never know when ya might need to take a good swing at somethin'.

Cheryl P. said...

I think the Doctor is finding a clever way to "examine" 330 young women's boobs in the name of research. Was he just sitting around one afternoon thinking "Wonder if bras cause boobs to get hangy??" The fact he only research the under 35 set tells me he didn't want to know what happen to the older ones.

Cheryl P. said...

I am highly suspicious of the doctors survey. I want to see pictures of the 330 participants in the study.

Evidently, Annie has a pretty strong swing for an 80 year old. I don't know what he said that pissed her off but it must of touched her last nerve....well actually his last nerve.

Chubby Chatterbox said...

I wouldn't mind at all if women in this age group went without bras, whether or not this helps women physically. It would help me; that's all I'm saying.

Nicky said...

Wait, so the kids didn't necessarily ruin my boobs, the bra did? This is like the chicken and the egg. My head hurts.

Cheryl P. said... might be OK for you but I can imagine if you and Mrs. C are out and about the conversation would go something like this:

Stephen, did you hear what I said? Stephen, Stephen...are you listening to me?


Cheryl P. said...

I guess we could blame them both just to make sure we feel vindicated and that our less than perky boobs are entirely NOT our fault. Although...I doubt that you have any thing to justify.

Riot Kitty said...

Good God! I am creeped about body luggage man. The bra and chicken stuff...well, only you could roll these into one and still make us laugh! Seriously, Eugene (two hours south) is like Berkeley. I'm surprised they didn't think of the chicken thing there (Berkeley) first.

Riot Kitty said...

And yeah, anyone who had .4 of a kid would need a bra. It's just physics ;)

Robyn Engel said...

That last story is very sad.
As for bras, please. As if there are muscles holding up the breasts!? If I went braless, as a 40-somethinger, or even a decade ago, my boobs would droop so much, I could polish the floor with them. And I never gave birth/breast-fed.

Thanks for another entertaining and interesting post, Cheryl.
Happy weekend.

Cheryl P. said...

I thought the guy pushing his dead wife out the door on a luggage cart surely, was breaking some kind of law...Just one more thing, I had to remind my husband...that if I die in a hotel room make the bellhop take my body down the service elevator.

The bra thing...I am highly suspect of the doctor's "study". If some researcher wanted to check my boob muscle tone for science he had better had credentials. Of course, I am out of his "age appropriateness" rule so I am my bra-enhanced boobs are safe.

I have seen a couple of documentaries on the love of chicken farmer in your area. There are some people in the Pacific Northwest that really love chicken.
I thought it was rather enterprising to start a hotel for them.

Cheryl P. said...

And while the good doc seemed to imply that younger girls all have good muscle tone that would support their breasts, he obviously hasn't seen some of what I have seen. It would just be ugly down at the mall.

Cheryl P. said...

It is sad. They were married "forever". No one could get a finite number but they know it was more than 40. She really seems like a nasty old bitch though. Everything she was quoted as saying was hateful.

As far as boobs go...Gravity is not our friend!

Have a great weekend, too, Robyn!!!

AletaObrien said...

WHAT! He is moving a dead body and that in and of itself is not enough?!! Cripes, sometimes our legal system is so screwed.
And the bras? Uhhh, yeah, no.
The chicken story reminds me of our neighborhood park. It has a huge lake in the middle of it and lots of birds go there... after Katrina people who had chickens and roosters got out of their pens and ended up at the park. Now we have a huge community of roosters and chickens at the park. Rent free :)

Cheryl P. said...

That was my thought too, Aleta!!! What??? Isn't hauling around your dead wife enough to get you arrested for something.

Agree with you on the bra issue as well.

That's interesting about the park. So there are "wild" chickens roaming around the park. That would look so funny, I would think. I am surprised that people don't try to corral them.

AletaObrien said...

We jokingly say that we if need something for supper we can round up something at the park. Lol. Never would happen of course. It's SOOO cute to see the baby chics there too :)

Cheryl P. said...

Aren't baby chicks just about the cutest thing ever? I would bet there are some people that would thing "chicken hunting" season is open at that park.

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Cheryl P. said...

I hope their is an update to the story concerning the man taking his wife out on a cart. I still think there has to be something wrong there.

The old lady said she was tired of his sassin' her. Yikes, doesn't sound like they were getting along well.

Yes, the best chance for going braless is for the young but I know a few younuns that need to keep bras on as well.

abeerfortheshower said...

My wife always complains that she just can't get enough air and has searing back pain. I bet her bra has been strangling the life out of her.

Dexter Klemperer said...

I wonder if he did the bra study in the dressing room at Loehmann's.
And would it have been more or less suspicious if that guy had the bellhop take out the dead wife instead?

lisleman said...

Hmm, choosing between studying firm breasts or sagging breasts would be a quick decision for me.

Fowlty Towers - They have the freshest best breakfast omelets in the area.
Body mover Ken - It might have been the most peaceful morning he has had in awhile.
Wow it probably was his bat too. Hanging on to old sports equipment can be dangerous.

lisleman said...

I love reading comments. "I want to see pictures of ..." Whoa, if you had such pictures and posted them your traffic would go up but your audience would change. I don't think you have too many teenage boys checking out your blog now do you?

Cheryl P. said...

That can't be good. According to the doctor she should just quit wearing it. If that doesn't help perhaps she just needs you to do all the heavy lifting, oh and the light lifting too. She probably just needs you to wait on her 24/7 and see if that helps.

Cheryl P. said...

That is a super clever idea, Dexter. There he could examine hundreds of naked women all at the same time. Although, since he isn't interested in any women that have had children he would have to divide the room.

It wouldn't of been less suspicious but it would of been less work for him. Loading dead bodies surely isn't easy.

Cheryl P. said...

I don't think you are alone with that train of thought.

Fowlty Towers could start a little breakfast place and pick up a few extra bucks for sure.

That's funny about the most peaceful morning...Got to wonder what went on there. He must have a good story as the police didn't hold him.

Bet your right about the bat belonging to the husband. He was in good health and the 80 year old wife was in ill health. Evidently not so ill that she couldn't swing a bat.

Cheryl P. said...

No teenage boys that I am aware of. The reason, I would be curious as to the "subjects" in the study is to see if he only allowed blonde super model types or if the considered young woman with weight issues or disproportionate boob size. That way we would all know if he is a lech.

meleahrebeccah said...

The Boob Doctor is a total pervert. The end.

A hotel for Chickens? WTF. That's hilarious to me.

And I'm sorry, but that Frank dude is clearly guilty!

I can't stop saying, "HOLY SHIT!" over the 80 year old woman that beat her husband to death with a baseball bat!

Cheryl P. said...

I am with ya!!! What kind of doctor does a study of boobs and uses only young women. Total perv.
I think that is a riot as well. I am sure I need to think of some outrageous way to get rich. Others seem to capitalize on these crazy ideas.
Why is he not in jail???
That was an interesting story. The little ole lady is super tiny and on oxygen. Her now deceased hubby was a big guy, totally healthy ex-Marine. How can that happen?

meleahrebeccah said...

I have no idea how that little old lady pulled it off! But I'm totally impressed and shocked!

Also, we DEFINITELY need to think of some outrageous way to get rich!