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As Bugs Bunny would say, that is.

Boston bomb hoaxer left confetti-filled rice cooker on street

A deranged man in woman’s clothing caused a nightmare flashback Tuesday when he rushed the finish line of the Boston Marathon with an apparent hoax bomb made out of a confetti-filled rice cooker, reports said.

Kayvon Edson, 25, raced toward the spot shouting “Boston Strong” around 7 p.m. — just hours after a service commemorating the one-year anniversary of last year’s Marathon bombing that killed 3.

Because nothing says “laugh fest” like running around with a fake bomb on the first anniversary of a real bombing.

He was wearing a dress and a long black veil, according to CBS Boston.

Maybe he was channeling Lefty Frizzell, I don’t know.

Man charged in Boston Marathon bomb hoax held for mental evaluation

A 25-year-old man who describes himself as a performance artist was ordered held for evaluation in a psychiatric facility Wednesday after he was charged with carrying a hoax explosive device near the finish line of the Boston Marathon hours after a ceremony commemorating last year’s deadly bombing.

Kevin “Kayvon” Edson was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Wednesday. Judge Michael Coyne set bail at $100,000 and ordered Edson sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for evaluation, Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office in Boston, told the Los Angeles Times.  The judge also set May 7 for the next court date.

Obviously Judge Coyne does not appreciate performance art. Maybe Kevin will appreciate his condition after he’s spent a couple of weeks enjoying the hospitality of Bridgewater State Hospital.

In an interview with the Associated Press, his mother, Joie Edson, said her son has a bipolar disorder.
I don’t see this as a reason for his behavior, but no doubt someone will step forward to tell me I’m wrong. He’ll probably plead guilty to some misdemeanor charges at be released after paying a fine and being sentenced to probation. Which won’t be the ass kicking he so richly deserves.
I’m going to file this one in the Sumdoap category.
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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.


  1. “Performance Artist” has become “Being an idiot and claiming it is art”.

    In the 1980’s in Chicago, such an “artist” decided that it would be a good idea to do something disruptive (although much less provocative) and painted a picture of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington in a lingere. The piece, called Mirth and Girth was provocative to the government. Well, Bobby “Stalin” Rush, anyway. Rush, using Chicago police, siezed the painting from the public exhibit claiming it was offensive. (It was, but there is no crime in being a jerk.) As Harold Washington had recently died in office a few months before the work was displayed. (The work commenced after the death of the mayor, so no “I didn’t know he would die” defense here.)

    While the art was offensive, it was not illegal. (Idiot boy in the story you have did the physical equivalent to yelling “fire” in a crowded movie house. Therefore, non-protected speech.) Rush’s response, however, was completely draconian and illegal. (Made me take a vow to never live in Crook County.)


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