Home | Newest Editions | Most Popular Issues | Free Newsletters | Forums

Custom Search
Publication: Bizarre News
Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Subscribe FREE to Bizarre News by clicking here.



          BIZARRE NEWS - Wednesday, May 3, 2008
 "Spanning the globe for the weird...strange...and stupid."
------------------------------------------------------------
All of you Bizarre News fans can now get your exclusive
Bizarre News coffee mug. Supplies are limited so order yours 
today for just $2.99! Official Bizarre News Mug 
------------------------------------------------------------

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

Chalk up another one for science. Doctors have come up with 
a name for the condition that makes some people prone to 
bursts of rage and violence typical of road rage. They are 
calling it intermittent explosive disorder, or IED. And here 
all this time I thought it was called being an ---hole. 

A new study suggests it is far more common than they 
realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans. Road rage, 
temper outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects 
and even spousal abuse can sometimes be attributed to the 
disorder, though not everyone who does those things is 
afflicted. 

By definition, intermittent explosive disorder involves 
multiple outbursts that are way out of proportion to the 
situation. These angry outbursts often include threats or 
aggressive actions and property damage. The disorder 
typically first appears in adolescence; in the study, the 
average age of onset was 14. 

The findings also indicate that for most people, the 
difficulties associated with the disorder begin during 
childhood or adolescence, and they often have a profound 
and ongoing impact on the person's life. 

Jennifer Hartstein, a psychologist at Montefiore Medical 
Center in New York, said she had just diagnosed the disorder 
in a 16-year-old boy. 

"In most situations, he is relatively affable, calm and very 
responsible," she said. But in stressful situations at home, 
he "explodes and tears apart his room, throws things at other 
people" to the point that his parents have called the police. 

Treatment with antidepressants, including those that target 
serotonin receptors in the brain, is often helpful, along 
with behavior therapy akin to anger management. 

I don't know about anger management therapy, but if I had 
thrown a tantrum and torn my room apart when I was 16 I can 
tell you that my father wouldn't have called the police. 
An ambulance, maybe, but certainly not the police. 

Bizarrely,

Lewis

P.S. You can discuss this issue or any other topic in the 
new Bizarre News forum. Check it out here...

Bizarre News Forum

+-------------------- Bizarre Foods ---------------------+

Mangrove Worms (Philippines)
Worms that live off dead wood pulp. Eaten raw. Popular in 
Sabang Beach in the Philippines, these long, slimy worms 
are said to be high in iron and taste similar to oysters.

Coconut Grubs (Ecuador)
Larvae that live in dead palm trees. Popular in the Amazon 
rain forest.

Goose Intestines on Bean Sprouts (New York's Chinatown)
Served at Congee, a restaurant in New York City's China-
town. Goose intestines are not uncommon fare in China, but 
then again, neither are duck feet or frogs.

Nutria in Sauce Piquant (Louisiana, U.S.)
Dining on nutria is not for the faint of heart. The rodents 
resemble large rats with bright orange incisors. 

Soup No. 5 (Philippines) 
Soup made from the back and testicles of a bull is eaten at 
Balaw Balaw in Luzon, Philippines. In the United States, 
bull testicles are also sometimes referred to as "Rocky 
Mountain oysters" and can be prepared in a batter and then 
fried in oil and eaten with hot sauce.

                             ***

------- Mooning prom proposal leads to suspensions --------

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A high school senior in Ann Arbor said 
his unconventional prom proposal led to suspensions for him 
and 12 of his lacrosse teammates. Kristoff Wennersten said 
he wanted to do something special to ask fellow senior 
Carolyn Campbell to attend the prom, so he convinced his 
teammates to bare their backsides and paint the words "Will 
You Go To The Prom With Me? Yes or No?" on their rears 
during a varsity soccer game. Campbell signaled her agree-
ment by touching the lower back of the teammate with "Yes" 
painted on his posterior. However, Huron athletic director 
Dottie Davis said the lacrosse players were suspended for 
one day of school, barred from a undetermined number of 
games and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service. 
"Inappropriate is inappropriate," Davis said. "It disrespects 
women, and that's the clear message we need to have the 
students understand -- what may be fun to them isn't neces-
sarily fun to everyone else."


------------------------------------------------------------
SUPER POCKET TOOL

Normal Price: $9.99 
DEAL PRICE: $3.99
Get Two (2) For: $6.98

It's just AMAZING what the Super Pocket Tool can do... no 
wonder it's called Super!

It's a must-have for a purse, briefcase, car, office desk, just 
about anywhere. This is one of those items that's both cool 
and functional. 

Once you have it, you won't believe how many times you reach to 
use it. Plus, give it as a gift and see the delight it brings. 

FEATURES: Pocket Level, Super Grip Handle, Bright White LED 
Light, Small/Large Phillips Screwdriver Tip, Small/Large 
Flathead Screwdriver Tip, Pocket Clip

Grab one for yourself and another for a gift... just visit: 

SUPER POCKET TOOL
------------------------------------------------------------


------------ Skeleton found in overgrown tree -------------

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. - An Oakland Park, Fla., man said he 
discovered a skeleton inside his overgrown tree that in-
vestigators believe has been there since last year. Glenn 
Parker said he saw the skeleton in the tree after trimmers 
cleared some of the foliage for BellSouth phone line 
service crews. The Broward Sheriff's Office said the death 
is believed to have been a suicide with no suspicion of 
foul play. Parker said authorities are working to determine 
whether the bones belong to a former roommate of his who 
disappeared about one year ago.


------------------------------------------------------------
A Mistake You're Going To Love....
CD PORTFOLIO (24 Capacity)

Normal Price: $7.99 
DEAL PRICE: $2.99

Carry your CDs with you wherever you go with this case that 
can hold either CDs or CD ROMS and holds up to 24 CDs. The 
stylish case not only protects your favorite CDs but it 
looks great, too!. 

This lightweight case features rugged nylon construction and 
an efficient design that zips all around. Also includes easy 
carrying handle. 

Grab one or two while you can. This is a closeout item so once 
they are gone, they are gone... CD PORTFOLIO (24 Capacity)
------------------------------------------------------------


---------- Mom and wife arrested after 32 years -----------

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Sometimes the wheels of justice turn 
slowly. A woman who escaped from a Detroit prison 32 years 
ago has finally been arrested in San Diego. Susan LeFevre, 
who has been using the name Marie Walsh, has been living 
the life of a criminal hardened by more than three decades 
of fleeing the law. He desperation drove her to get married, 
raise three children and stay devoted to the same man for 
23 years. But an anonymous caller tipped Michigan officials 
to her location. Federal marshals arrested her at her home 
in the posh Carmel Valley neighborhood and dragged her away 
from her family. Her husband described the felon as a kind 
and compassionate woman of honorable character who had 
devoted her life to protecting her family's well-being. 
Maybe she should have thought about that when she sold some 
drugs when she was nineteen years old. These kind of socio-
paths make me sick. 


------------------------------------------------------------
PATIO UMBRELLA LIGHT
Instant Light For Your Patio Table...

Normal Price: $24.99 
DEAL PRICE: $12.99

INSTANT LIGHT FOR YOUR PATIO TABLE! Enjoy your outdoor 
adventures well into the night by attaching this handy light 
to you patio umbrella pole. Durable light contains 6 super 
bright LED lights that provides hours of illumination perfect 
for dining, playing cards or just sitting around enjoying the 
evening with friends and family. 

No assembly required. Simply snaps into place. Fits all patio 
umbrella poles or other supports from ¾" to 2" in diameter…and 
with cordless convenience. Uses thee (3) AAA batteries - Not 
Included - but we have a great deal on our site for them. When
you add this item to your cart you will see the special price
for the AAA Batteries. Check it out at: PATIO UMBRELLA LIGHT
------------------------------------------------------------

Let Lewis take you on an UNCENSORED journey into the world 
of the strange, the bizarre and the supernatural.  Get The 
Best of Bizarre News II Uncensored right here...F-R-E-E..  

Bizarre Uncensored

------------------------------------------------------------

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> READER COMMENTS <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Lewis, you said "I know Canadians and Americans don't like 
to be confused." Well, I am an American and I usually don't 
mind being confused.  In fact I am confused most of the 
time, so I am kind of getting used to it.  Of course, I 
can't speak for any Canadians. -Jon


Lewis, Want to be the "Screwer"?   Work for the Government! 
 -Bear
[But then I'd be one of the bad guys.]


No wonder I'm on hold for so long when I call Tech support. 
They're all busy tossing their babies off towers. -Kevin


Lewis, I have been reading your work just about everyday 
since i began selling real estate in Michigan (i need some-
thing to keep me busy).  I had to laugh when i came across 
the article banning people from vomiting in the streets. 
It's nice to know that they have enough people vomiting in 
the streets there to make a law against it.  Also, if laws 
exist forcing people to pick up their dogs waste from the 
streets, then perhaps a good solution would be to provide 
vomit bags outside of the clubs and hotdog stand (places 
they might be needed), for people to "pick Up" after them-
selves. -Jill
[Now that's using your brain for something other than 
ballast. Why aren't you in a legislature somewhere, Jill?]


Lewis, to change your status, just follow the simple process 
below: 1) Win the lottery. 2) Donate 1 million to your local 
politician or 3) Just simply become a Congressman. -Dan
[If I won a large enough lottery I wouldn't have to worry 
because laws don't apply to rich people. At least not the 
same laws that apply to the rest of us.]


Hey Lewis, You neglected to mention one of the most important 
holidays of the pagan calendar; Beltaine or May Day. It is 
our fertility rite. A friend's mother shared this wonderful 
poem with me. "Hooray! Hooray! It's the first of May, Outdoor 
f***ing begins today." Well, I'm off to Florida Pagan 
Gathering. Unfortunately, because my husband isn't going, we 
won't be celebrating Beltaine until Sunday. 
 -A Smiling Devout Pagan
[You don't need to be a Pagan to f*** outside. All you need 
is a blanket and some insect repellant.]

------------------ END OF READER COMMENTS ------------------

                **--- BIZARRE PHOTO ---**

Looking for an image that will burn into your psyche forever? 
Find the Bizarre photo of the week at: Bizarre News
************************************************************

Not Enough Bizarre In This Issue? Visit: Bizarre Videos
ARCHIVE LINK: Bizarre News Archives
More FUN, Amusement and FREE Pubs: www.gophercentral.com

------------------------------------------------------------
END OF BIZARRE NEWS
http://www.bizarrenews.com
Copyright 2008 by NextEra Media. All rights reserved. 

E-Mail this issue
Subscribe FREE to Bizarre News by clicking here.

The Bizarre News Forum
un-subscribe
LEWIS YOU IDIOT!!
I THINK BRITNEY IS ILL
View this Forum | Post a topic to this forum




Scare Tactics - Little Demon Man

Watch It Now

Seven Deadly Smurfs (Mature)

Watch It Now

Amazing Air Feat

Watch It Now

Giant Crab Scene from Mysterious Island

Watch It Now

Home | Newest Editions | Most Popular Issues | Free Newsletters