Tuesday, August 7

Pencil Brain Hurt Me

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 59-year-old German woman has had most of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused, Bild newspaper reported on Monday.

Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil in her hand when she was four.

"The pencil went right through my skin -- and disappeared into my head," Wegner told the newspaper.

Remind you of anyone?

"Mr Simpson, removing the crayon could increase your brain power ... or kill you."

"Increase my killing power? LET'S DO IT!"

Which reminds me of another Simpsons episode, when Bart's April Fool's Day prank puts Homer in a coma.

Homer is released and joins his family in the hospital lobby. "This calls for a celebration. We’re all going to Hawaii! ... April Fool’s!"

But the family tell him that it’s mid-May; he was in a coma for seven weeks. After a pause, they all burst out laughing. Marge adds, "You lost five percent of your brain!"

Homer: "Me lose brain? Uh-oh!" More laughter. Homer asks, "Why I

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