Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halfway to a Tom Waits song


48-year old Scott Bennett of Lawton, Iowa, was working as a bouncer at Mavericks, a strip club in Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday night. Bennett went to break up a fight (a fight, can you imagine that--how could anyone be anything other than happy and peace-loving in an environment that features both alcohol and naked women) when he got punched in the eye by 34-year old Ryan J. Brodie. Bennett's injuries were so severe that he lost the eye.

There's no word on when or if Bennett will be returning to work, since he is now blind.

It seems that, 3 months earlier, Bennett had lost his other eye, also as a result of being hit in the eye during a fight at Mavericks.

His best hope now is to become the corn-fed Zatoichi of the American midwest.

11 comments:

jin said...

:-O
Damn!
:-O
I mean...
just...
Damn!

Cap'n Ergo "Carthage" Jinglebollocks said...

Yeah, but was the piano drinking prior to all of this stuff? And what about the owner with the IQ of a fencepost??

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That is seriously fecked up. However I'm always in where there's a Zatoichi reference to be made.

SkylersDad said...

Any word yet on whether he gives a decent massage?

Splotchy said...

For this sad story, I must convey my sorrow with an emoticon.

( <---eyeless frown

dguzman said...

MY EYE MY EYE!

Man, that's just bad karma, coming to bite this guy in the ass. I wonder what he did in previous lives (or even this one) to earn this shit. Poor schmoe.

Bubs said...

Dguzman, I hate to think of that, although I do wonder if, as a younger man, he thought: "gee, I really hope I have an opportunity to be working as a bouncer in a titty bar when I'm 48 years old".

Splotchy, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...oh, that's good. Heh.

skylersdad, I heard he's using the settlement money to go to school for that, and to buy a katana at that cool shop at the mall.

Dr MVM, I'm glad to oblige.

Cap'n, indeed, where were they? I was thinking more of the Eyeball Kid at the time.

Jin, I know what you mean. Just be glad I didn't use the graphic I was going to use.

Johnny Yen said...

As I'm fond of saying, it's all fun and games until someone gets an eye put out. And then it's really funny.

kirby said...

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. In this world, the no-eye having bastard is shit out of luck.

Bubs said...

Kirby, he has to hope that he's not set upon by roving bands of meth heads driving combines.

Johnny, truer words were never spoken.

Dr. Zaius said...

That's actually very sad.