Chris Creswell was a bit unsteady for so early on a Sunday afternoon. But that can happen when you're in the tavern business and are enthusiastic about your own product. Especially if you've suffered a depressing disappointment. It was to have been Creswell's big day, with network TV cameras, reporters and crowds of two-fisted drinkers gathering in his tavern, O'Sullivan's Public House, in Chicago. They were to witness the first official U. His teams had all lined up their little people to throw, they had put up the entry fees and they were ready to start throwing.
Former trader Raj Mahal offers his review of the movie — and some real-life stories about just how wild it was. I worked as a trader on trading floors since the mid 90s, was a managing director at the age of 28, and often the ringleader of having fun on the trading floor so I have seen a lot of things. I would organize stuff on the trading floor like Chicken McNugget contests and if a guy could eat every item in the vending machine. It was fun and unfortunately will never happen again on Wall Street. The first scene of the movie involves a midget-tossing contest in the middle of Jordan's Belfort's firm, with Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Belfort, doing cocaine off a hooker's behind, followed by an ad for Belfort's firm, Stratton Oakmont. Talk about getting straight to the point.
Dwarf-tossing at bars and strip clubs could become illegal in the state of Washington under a new bill sponsored by Senator Mike Padden. Under Senate Bill , any game or contest that involves the "exploitation that endangers the health, safety and welfare" of a person with dwarfism in adult entertainment venues or places that serve alcohol would be banned. Dwarf-tossing involves people throwing a person with dwarfism, who are usually paid, onto a mattress or Velcro wall, with the aim to see who can throw them the furthest. In a statement, Padden explained that he sought for a change in the law after being contacted by one of his constituents, who become aware of a dwarf-tossing contest at a strip club in Spokane last October. The constituent, a medical student with dwarfism, cited concerns about the potential harm those being used in the contest could suffer, citing how people with dwarfism are more susceptible to spine and neck injuries.
Florida is the first state in the union to sanction the unique sport of dwarf tossing. Some of top dwarf tossers in the world have descended, once again, on Florida for the annual Snow White Cup. Most states outlawed the sport in , when national controversy over dwarf tossing prompted state legislatures to ban it in bars for safety reasons. Florida authorities have deemed it to be a safe sport now — and it is heavily regulated. The Little People of America have filed a few lawsuits, but Florida officials dismiss them.