Snakes? – The son of a snake-handling Kentucky preacher who died from a snakebite says he’s recovering from his own rattlesnake wound.
Cody Coots tells the Lexington Herald-Leader () he was bitten on a finger as he removed snakes from a cage on Monday.
The 21-year Coots says he declined medical treatment from an ambulance crew. Instead, he says he relied on prayer for healing.
Coots says he told the Lord he wouldn’t go to the hospital.
He says his hand swelled and he vomited repeatedly, but by Tuesday the pain was gone.
Coots is a fourth-generation snake handler and had been bitten five times previously.
His father, Jamie Coots, died of a snakebite in February. Following his death, Cody Coots took over as pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church in Middlesboro, Kentucky.
I sincerely don’t understand this. The snake handling part makes sense. People have been handling snakes for million of years. But if I saw my father die from getting bit by a venomous snake and refusing to get medical help, I’d probably get medical help if I got bit by a venomous snake. Maybe that makes me unfaithful. Maybe that makes me a non-believer. But I’d rather be alive with two fully functioning hands and a rocky faith system than dead. Deader than a dead moose. I guess that’s the difference between myself and a snake handler. I’m not insane.
Electro – “Jamie Foxx has an electrifying new role as one of the villains in the latest “Spider-man” installment as the very creepy Electro. The 46 year-old Oscar winner, who attended the New York premiere with his four year-old daughter Annalise, spoke to FOX411 about playing such a delicious baddie, raising two daughters and his extraordinary career.
FOX411: You have a 20-year-old daughter. How do you deal with boyfriends?
Foxx: You have to be vigilant in the fact that if there’s any guy that wants to occupy your daughter’s time you have to make sure that if he knows he does anything wrong, I’m going to cut his head off, and be literal in that sense. The only reason you do that is because if people feel there’s no consequence they will act out. You love your kids. You protect them as much as you can, and you tell them as much as you can that guys are terrible, guys are the worst and they’re going to tell you that you’re absolutely wrong. “He loves me and you don’t know what you’re talking about. You make me sick!” We’ve had all those conversations.”
Jamie Foxx laying down the law! This is kind of frightening because he seems to be 100% serious. I’ll be the first to say that his daughter is smoking, but is being with her worth getting your head cut off? I say no. I do think getting with Jamie Foxx’s daughter is worth dying for. Reason number one would have to be because there are a lot of hot girls in this world. Most of those hot girls would not carry with them the heavy weight of being beheaded. Reason number two would be because you’d die. If Jamie Foxx cut your head off you would die. I don’t think I have to list any more reasons. Corrine, you’re beautiful, but I need my head for various things. Maybe next time.
Why put it in your pockets when you can put it in a bag? That’s the question more and more American men seem to be asking as the man bag — or “murse” — industry booms. Sales of men’s handbags and totes rose 3% to $957 million in the 12 months through June, while briefcases, duffel, laptop, and messenger bags declined, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. Backpacks also experienced a surge, growing 24% to $684 million in revenue during the period. “Men have been silently learning just how important it is to have a bag to carry their ‘stuff,’” such as electronics, chargers, headphones, and books, Marshal Cohen, NPD’s chief industry analyst, wrote in a post on the firm’s blog today. “And just think about the practical side of this. Men’s clothing has gotten tighter again. Now where do men put those keys or phone? With this change in fashion and lifestyle, men now do need to carry a bag.” – BuzzFeed
Does this mean I need a murse? American men spending almost $1 Billion on a fashion item can’t be wrong. On the one hand, I don’t necessarily want to look like the guy in the black vest. He’s probably a sweet guy, but I don’t know if that look gives off the “I’m a 25 year old male looking for a female” vibe I’m going for. On the other hand, the guy who might be Jamie Lannister looks so badass it’s unreal. Plus, I hate when I have my keys in my jean pockets, and cell phones are getting so big it’s a hassle to try and cram them in there. A murse might be the only way to go. If I become a murse guy, I definitely have to double down my scarf collection. A murse without a scarf is a fashion no-no.
P.S. I’d bet anything the bearded guy paid for his murse with a credit card. A Lannister always pays his debts.