December 21, 2017

Man arrested for brandishing his toupee as a "Tasmanian Devil" to torment his son-in-law.

“He walked in as I was already there... He removed his wig, made hand gestures. It’s just a very large fear of mine, his damn wig. Him and his hair reminds me of the Tasmanian Devil hair. I truly and genuinely have a large fear of wigs now. It’s a genuine fear. I have nightmares."

36-year-old Mazen Dayem told the NYT Post.

What's the crime? No crime needed. Dayem had a restraining order.

By "Tasmanian Devil," he doesn't mean the Australian marsupial:
He means the Warner Brothers cartoon character:
By the way, there is a such thing as the fear of wigs. The word for it is (oddly enough) "maliaphobia."

25 comments:

Unknown said...

The irony is that McKimson's Taz is not dangerous at all.

As long as you are Bugs Bunny...

anti-de Sitter space said...

Nice pic of the devil, but I thought all y'all Madisonians called that rodent looking thing a badger?

Mark said...

Unless it was a no-contact order, that restraining order is BS.

David said...

Getting a restraining order against your wealthy father in law is bad financial planning.

David53 said...

I just got back from a trip to Tasmania. I learned many Devils suffer from a form of transmissible cancer. They transfer their cancer when they bite each other during the mating season. I did not know cancer could be a transmissible disease. Fascinating animals.

Rob said...

No tag for "brandishing"? It's the new garnering.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Taz wasn't scary at all. His wife was a horror.

Jay Elink said...

There's another kind of "fear of wigs", called merkinphobia.

Look it up!

pious agnostic said...

I have a deep fear of merkins, so I get where this guy's at.

Ken B said...

Nice to see the word merkin in use. Tony Soprano uses it in an episode, correctly, in a throw away line that is very funny.

Speaking of, what's keeping Chuck under wraps?

gspencer said...

Sounds like a girlie man.

Might have a racist meltdown if he met someone with a real afro?

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madAsHell said...

Obama named his daughter Malia.

Rt1 Rebel said...

No love for Wombats?

Ambrose said...

I bet it was worth it

Gaijin42 said...

Malia is just the Greek word for hair.

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

There are an amazing number of flat ridiculous pseudo-adults in the world. It’s weird that I hardly noticed them until middle-age.

Big Mike said...

So Obama named his daughter after the Greek production of a 1960s rock musical?

FullMoon said...

Headline insinuated Trump and Kushner. Relieved.

YoungHegelian said...

Bill,

Taz wasn't scary at all. His wife was a horror.

I now pronounce you devil & devilish.

walter said...

'Shitter,
That photographed Taz looks nothing like a badger.
Quite intrusive to snap a pic of it right as it's about to pinch a loaf.

Dr Weevil said...

Is malia the Greek word for hair? Looking at the unabridged Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell, Scott, and Jones, it appears that maliophobia with an O in the middle would be the fear of long hair or pigtails (singular malion, plural malia), while maliaphobia with an A in the middle would be the fear of glanders (a horse disease - malie in Greek, which in some dialects would be malia). Woodhouse's English-Greek Dictionary gives prósthetai komaí (=prosthetic, i.e. added-on, hair), so he seemed to think there was no single Greek word for wig.

Yancey Ward said...

What do you call the irrational fear of a comb-over? Half the country suffers from that.

Devid Marsh said...

College Football Bowl 2018

College Football Playoff

Peach Bowl 2018

Fiesta Bowl 2017

Citrus Bowl

OutBack Bowl

Liberty Bowl

Taxslayer Bowl

Sugar Bowl 2018

Rose Bowl 2018

NFL Playoffs

EDH said...

"Oh, my god, that's a giant bush!"

virgil xenophon said...

When my Father was head coach of the Eastern Ill BB team in the 50s/early 60s he had a center who had an imaginary Tamanian Devil "pet" he called TAZ and kept the team in stitches with his "conversations" with it on long road-trips on the team bus. After a while "TAZ" became his knickname as well. I can well remember games where, when Ken (Dad's center) had the ball and other players who were open for the shot calling out TAZ!!