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THE ICK FACTOR

After catching an episode of Fear Factor in which idiots, er, contestants ate dead rats, a Cleveland fellow has filed suit against NBC for $2.5 million. In his handwritten complaint, filed on Tuesday, paralegal Austin Aitken said that bearing witness to the incident caused him to upchuck, become dizzy and hit his head on a doorway. He also claimed the network was sending the wrong message (well, duh!). Of course, the queasy beacon of righteousness then turned around and declined Reuters' request for an interview unless he was compensated for it, so clearly, he's got his priorities in order.

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After catching an episode of Fear Factor in which idiots, er, contestants ate dead rats, a Cleveland fellow has filed suit against NBC for $2.5 million. In his handwritten complaint, filed on Tuesday, paralegal Austin Aitken said that bearing witness to the incident caused him to upchuck, become dizzy and hit his head on a doorway. He also claimed the network was sending the wrong message (well, duh!). Of course, the queasy beacon of righteousness then turned around and declined Reuters' request for an interview unless he was compensated for it, so clearly, he's got his priorities in order.