Something Suddenly Came Up


The following post, while going beyond my normally tame fare, just could not be resisted.  Besides, it reminded me of one of my favorite moments in the entire Brady Bunch mythos.  You know the moment when Peter threw a football and it came flying into the daydreaming face of Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.  Marcia screamed “OWW, MY NOSE“.  This gave the young lady a huge swelled nose and a severe blow to her ego as well as throwing any chance of her big date with the star football player out the window.  Well… a similar incident recently occurred at an establishment in Akron, Ohio.  However, it did not involve a football.

AKRON, Ohio — A northeast Ohio man who was smacked in the nose by a stripper’s platform-style shoe is suing a nightclub for $25,000 over injuries he says will require surgery.

Yusuf Evans says he wanted to entertain his cousin, who had come to visit from out of town, so he took him and a friend to the XTC Nightclub in Akron. 30 minutes later, Evans says he was doubled over in pain.

“When the boot hit me in my face all I could do is drop…and just holler for about ten minutes”, he said.

Evans says, while performing a dance move, a stripper’s shoe flew off her foot and smacked him in the face. “She ran, at a nice speed, grabbed the pole and flung her whole body around, all her weight flung like that in a circle around the pole and her boot flew off and it hit me in my nose”, explained Evans, who filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court. He’s asking for $25,000 in damages over injuries he says will require surgery. “Right here. It’s chipped”, he said, pointing to the left side of his nose. “This side of my nose, I often get clogged all the way up, where I can only breath out of (the opposite) side”, he said.

The lawsuit says XTC management allowed dancers to wear improper attire and required strippers to perform dances that made the stage a hazardous place.

“Safety reasons and that they’re responsible because it happened in their establishment by their employee”, Evans told FOX 8.

The owner of the XTC Nightclub had no comment.

Evans filed the civil lawsuit the same day he says he was injured exactly one year ago. The 37-year-old Akron man says he still has pain from the chipped bone in his nose.

He says he saw a doctor the day after he was injured. He has medical bills and was told he’d need surgery. “The bills, the pain, my nose that ain’t gonna go away unless I have surgery and I don’t like surgery so I don’t know what I’m gonna do about that.”

I guess next time I decided to invite a cousin to a night on the town, I would choose a safer place to be entertained.  I wonder what the man’s significant other thought about the incident.  The evening news reports that the victim is not a frequent patron of clubs and just wanted to show his cousin a good time.  I guess he thought the good time would be a little safer. [poll id=”15″]

7 thoughts on “Something Suddenly Came Up”

  1. Ok, that just tells me places I shouldn’t be going. Not only a boot in the face, but a story you can’t take home to mom.

  2. and by the way, I have Barry Williams’ book, Growing Up Brady if you want to borrow it. Has lots of behind the scenes info and a synopsis about every episode. Didn’t realize you were a Brady fan. Do you like the movies?

  3. I did enjoy the movies… definitely one of the better tv-to-screen adaptations. Maureen McCormick also has a book out; but I think it is more of her life-post Brady Bunch. Did you watch the 2 attempts to recreate the series (“The Brady Brides” and the very brief attempt at a dramatic series, “The Bradys” and not forgetting the Brady Bunch Variety Show 😀 ) It’s funny, we grew up watching the reruns until Mr. Brady “came out” then it was taboo.

  4. I really like the movies – they are a well-done, satirical modernization of the classic show. According to various sources, Reed never came out but was outed after his death. He died of colon cancer, but they marked on his death certificate that he had HIV, and the information leaked out. Sad exploitation.
    I do believe Maureen McCormick’s book is more about her personal life than the show, unlike Barry Williams.

  5. I’ll play the safe “I do not know” vote here. I do not know the entire story from this article, which is clearly biased toward the plaintiff. While I do agree in not frequenting places like this and perhaps “buyer beware,” there are still reasons why a patron can sue a place like this. But again, with only this story to go on, I cannot say if this was one of those reasons.

    Brady Bunch: loved it when it was on and in early reruns, but haven’t seen them since. I do remember the last (I think?) TV attempt, “Tha Bradys” with them all grown up with families of their own. Bobby I believe was wheel-chair bound due to an accident as a race-car driver. Reed was of course not present. That’s all I really remember about this short-lived series. I remember nothing at all of the other two spinoffs you mentioned short of the title “Brady Brides.”

    Yes, the movies were funny, but to me not to watch more than once.

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