A man walked into a crowded London pizza parlor on Sunday night and chopped off his penis in front of horrified diners, The Sun reports. The 35-year-old Polish man burst into the Zizzi restaurant, grabbed a knife from the kitchen, leapt on a table, dropped his trousers and pulled a John Wayne Bobbitt on himself.
Sales rep Stuart McMahon, who was eating at the restaurant with his
girlfriend, told The Sun: "This guy came running in then charged into
the kitchen, got a massive knife and started waving it about. Everyone was screaming and running out as he jumped on a table, dropped his trousers and popped his penis out.
Then he cut it off. I couldn't believe it."
Doctors are working to save his "willy," as Brits like to say.
In other Brit news, Queen Elizabeth II will pay tribute to the Virginia Tech massacre victims when she visits the state next week. The Queen is heading to Virginia to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
The British media is having a field day with American bashing. First up is the BBC News, which is running a three-week examination of the subject in a report titled "Death to the US: Anti-Americanism examined". In a sidebar to the report, an American expat in London claims she got a black eye when an old man picked a fight with her group! Thankfully the Two Crabs have never experienced anything remotely as bad as that! Touch wood, as Brits say.
In today's Guardian -- Britain's most distinguished newspaper -- ran an editorial from American feminist author Naomi Wolf in which she compares the Bush administration to the dictatorships of Adolph Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Pinochet. So it's not just the Religious Right that use scare tactics to advance their cause.