Everyone loves a freak sideshow, right? Well how about 27-year-old Jimmy Coffin (how's that for a pitch-perfect last name?) and his passion for consuming glass.
Coffin is well-versed in a variety of circus-like performances. Fox 8 says he breathes fires, can squeeze his body through a tennis racket, can jam an entire knife up his nostril, and likes using his nostrils as displays for nails. Nice.
But what has everyone going is his appetite for light bulbs and glasses, of which he's consumed over 400.
This is an old video, but we just saw it for the first time the other day at Mike Polk's CD release gig at The Winchester. It does raise a good question though: Can Tim Misny freaking sue the weather? I bet he could.
We figure you're probably not doing much today, seeing it's a snow day for, like, 87 percent of Northeast Ohio.
So why not download the cool new Radiohead Remixed mix, compiled by local DJ misterbradleyp?
You can find the 20-song mix here. Best of all, it's totally free!
If you're still old-school, misterbradleyp will have CDs available at the B Side Liquor Lounge in a couple weeks. —Michael Gallucci
Cleveland Public Schools — ever gripped in the struggle for improvement — were dealt a blow this week when a national analysis of test data showed the district holding down a low spot on a list of 17 urban schools systems.
The U.S. Department of Education released the “Nation’s Report Card” this week, detailing the results of science test scores for fourth- and eighth-graders in 2009, according to the Plain Dealer. The results were not good: Cleveland’s fourth-graders were ranked 16th, kept out of the basement by Detroit; the eighth-graders did better, landing above Detroit, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Familial spats can be caused by disagreements small and large. We've all been there. Someplace you've probably never been, however, is in the middle of fisticuffs with your parent because the two of you could not agree on how to cook a potato.
A mother-daughter combo in Port Clinton might be the only relatives to ever have the cops called on them over a spud.
The Sandusky Register reports the duo had a small tiff over the potato and how to cook it. Baked? Mashed? Roasted? These are important questions. Soon it grew beyond words when the 30-year-old daughter allegedly launched a loogie in the mother's face, not an appropriate reaction to believing the starch would be best served by dicing and frying it.
There was a lot of love in the pit last night for Kataklysm's concert at Peabody’s. No broken bones, no bruises, just some nudity and lots of loud music from the Canadian death-metal band, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Openers Conducting From the Grave and All Shall Perish, who did about four songs each, warmed up the audience before the headliners took the stage around 11 p.m.
Frontman Maurizio Iacono invited the crowd to gather around the stage, and it drove fans crazy as they rushed closer to the group.
Kataklysm performed some songs from 2002's fan favorite Shadows & Dust, including one they never played live before, “Muse of Enlightenment.” That was a highlight from the show last night, as were "In Shadows & Dust," “Edge of the World,” "As I Slither," and “Crippled and Broken,” which incited one particularly drunk fan out of her shirt.
They finished the show with “Push the Venom” from their latest album, Heaven's Venom. It was a great show propelled by Max Duhamel’s impossibly fast signature hyperblast drumming. You could feel the connection between Iacono and Duhamel as they played off one another all night. —Terry Jozwiak
Ohio State Senator Kris Jordan, a Republican who reps Ohio's 19th district, introduce Senate Bill 94 on Thursday which would ban the creation of human-animal hybrids. Bear with us for a second, as we were unaware that such a bill was needed. Apparently the Buckeye State is in imminent danger of being plagued by scientists creating centaurs.
The bill would also ban human cloning, which Jordan — who, let us be clear, is not a scientist, addressed in a press release:
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