Strange World #1 – The Dwarf and the Vacuum Cleaner

For some time I have been posting oddball events which catch my eye in the various news publications I read.

Sometimes there is a quick oneliner which I can add but often the story stands alone in showing the perverseness of our wonderful world or the utter stupidity of some members of our species.

So I am beginning an occasional series of “Strange World” posts so that they are more easily accessed.

Any comment I could make here would be lost in the utterly tasteless joy brought on by reading the following.

A dwarf performer at the Edinburgh Fringe festival had to be rushed to hospital after his penis got stuck to a vacuum cleaner during an act that went horribly awry.

Daniel Blackner, or ‘Captain Dan the Demon Dwarf’, was due to perform at the Circus of Horrors at the festival known for its oddball, offbeat performances.

The main part of his act saw him appear on stage with a vacuum cleaner attached to his – umm – member through a special attachment.

The attachment broke before the performance and Blackner tried to fix it using extra-strong glue, but unfortunately only let it dry for 20 seconds instead of the 20 minutes required.

He then joined it directly to his – err – organ. The end result? A solid attachment, laughter, mortification and … hospitalisation.

“It was the most embarrassing moment of my life when I got wheeled into a packed A&E [accident and emergency ward] with a vacuum attached to me,” Blackner said.


9 responses to “Strange World #1 – The Dwarf and the Vacuum Cleaner

  1. Let’s hope that The National Department for Penile Performance helps Dan get back on track with a less tighter vacuum cleaner.


  2. Or perhaps John Cleese can do an update on his Department for Silly Walks – – –


  3. Sounds like exactly the kind of pre-planned publicity stunt for which the Edinburgh Fringe is justly famous. I lived there for four years as a student, and I can assure you all there is NOTHING the A&E department of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary has not seen during the Festival.


  4. Truce, sometimes I think we Aussies need a fringe festival down-under – but then I look at Paul McDermott’s “Sideshow” and I realise we do have one. Of course, as a member of DAAS, Paul participated in several Edinburgh festivals.


  5. Mrs. Bobbit, where are you when you are needed?

    “Sideshow” is a mature, amusing, stimulating, intelligent and relevant show, with very little “university humour”, unlike another ABC show which is comprised of “university humour” only! (reminder to self … find out if Claire Hooper is indeed your cousin once removed!).


  6. Buff, I did not realise that you watch Question Time from Parliament House – – –


  7. (big cheesy grin) Only the House of Reps (which I think is short for Reprehensibles?) now and then . The Senate is much too staid to be amusing.


  8. buff, even the senate is becoming farcical!


  9. Keep it up, bookmarked and referred some friends.


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