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April 22, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Phoenix man who told police he bit off his 2-year-old son's thumb, and apparently held it in his mouth for about six hours, was arrested on charges of child abuse and aggravated assault, authorities said. Raymond Jones, 39, told detectives Saturday he had taken several hits of PCP and had swallowed his son's thumb because he wanted to mix their DNA, police said. However, Jones coughed the thumb out while he was being interviewed by police.
February 17, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
If you have stabbing pains in the head, maybe it's because you were stabbed in the head. That's what Li Fu, a Chinese man in Yunnan province found out when he visited the doctor complaining of splitting headaches: There was a broken-off 4-inch knife blade (now clearly rusted) in his skull (video below). That blade had probably been stuck up there for four years; Li said that was when he was mugged by a robber. Back then, the blade wasn't found, even though he suffered from terrible headaches and bleeding out the mouth and ears.
September 29, 1985 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Jim Sprague, the Sunny Hills High School water polo coach, is apparently afflicted with the same condition that made life tough for "The Honeymooners" Ralph Kramden. Sprague will tell you. He has a big mouth. But unlike Brooklyn's most famous bus driver, Sprague is happy with the results of his big words.
May 2, 2009
Manipulating in every fashion the most powerful variable in any sport, human officiating, is the design of all competitors. But if these NBA refs don't start calling the obvious Flagrant 2 fouls, like blood-drawing swings to the mouth, it will progress to players' punching jump shooters in the face while simply in the act of shooting. Then claim it is only a "playoff foul," and just a "game-winning" play. Joe Wilson Fullerton
December 9, 2000
Why anyone would contemplate buying a product whose "caveats" are unintelligible is beyond me. I would no more patronize a vendor whose radio ads have a "motor mouth" tag end (completely indecipherable) or a TV ad with fine print at the end flashed in seconds than I would throw money into the street. Have we become so numb that no one complains of this sort of thing? PHIL ISAACS Los Angeles
October 17, 1987
When I tune in to a baseball game, I don't want to see the game sandwiched in between shots of the rival managers chewing sunflower seeds and tobacco and spitting on the dugout floor over and over and over! And then to hear old mush-mouth Tony Kubek spouting statistics endlessly. MATT MILLER Palm Springs
January 17, 1993
While watching the afternoon talk shows where individuals discuss the most intimate and personal events of their lives--things that most of us would be embarrassed to discuss with a clergyman or best friend--I'm reminded of Mark Twain: "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." Kenneth C. Sisco, Westminster
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