|zerobackup - 2013-02-24 |
"It always seems like I stay in a hotel near a cemetery..."
|EvilHomer - 2013-02-24 |
At last, a True Hollywood Story I actually care about! Have they done anything on Edarem or Daniel Songer yet?
|memedumpster - 2013-02-24 |
One star for Vice totally phoning it in with a pointless YouTube exhibit. +1 star for it being one of OUR pointless YouTube exhibits... okay, +2 for that.
Even worse, a guy who fakes 99% of his videos anyway, so I don't see the point. Might as well do a Vice doc on half the girls who do "make up tutorials" and shit if you're gonna stoop to this level.
Which videos? The wood glue thing seemed real given the vice guy was pouring it in his mouth.
In Vice's defense (I don't know why), this is from their series on web personalities. I dunno... that makes it a tad less sad for me.
How do you know the videos are fake?
There is a long and honored history of professional eaters who eat everything. There are unique medical conditions that allow this. Shoenice mentions Crohn's: I don't know if he has a system that immediately ejects everything that passes through him, but that might explain it. It's also possible he has something more rare and undiagnosed. There's a few glandular disorders I was able to find that could explain Shoenice's remarkable ability.
In any case, I don't think it's impossible. I hope he is able to help some people before he kicks the can.
See the cases of Tarrare and Charles Domery.
The former is said to have eaten rotten human flesh in a morgue for some time. For some time he lived on rotting offal that butchers threw into the gutter... He was thrown out of the hospital for eating a dead toddler.
Yeah, I believe in Shoenice, dammit. It's not like there's no precedent for his shtick; eating weird crap without resorting to sleight of hand is a well documented (if uncommon) carnie trick, like fire eating and sword-swallowing. Some French guy, Michel Lotito, ate a whole airplane in the late 70s. A whole airplane! Engines, seats, wings and all. If man can find a way to eat an airplane, he can triumph over glue.
Obviously, we can't confirm that he's really eating wood glue, but to my knowledge nobody's been able to offer proof that any of his videos are faked beyond sheer incredulity.
|baleen - 2013-02-24 |
Well, I liked it. I like shoenice too.
Jet Bin Fever
yeah, me too. I'm not so jaded to not enjoy a good story. I hope he keeps living and gets his family back together.
|chairsforcheap - 2013-02-24 |
i loved this but it made me sad.
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