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‘No regrets’ over splash heard ’round the world

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Maybe the most disturbing aspect of Timothy Tackett’s now infamous bath in the utility sink of the Xenia Burger King where he worked is how quickly the video footage of it proliferated on the Internet.

(If you don’t know what we’re talking about, google “Burger King YouTube bath video.” You might want to do this after lunch. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

Tackett, an aspiring musician who calls himself Mr. Unstable, removed the footage of his outlaw ablutions from MySpace within 24 hours of posting it. But by then, copies of the video had already spread like food poisoning through worldwide media.

The video of his naked, tattooed butt in the sink got every person who was on the clock that evening canned along with him. Even so, Tackett expressed little regret.

The fact that he had a chance to explain whether he felt any regret in an interview with Fox News says it all. Tackett was after his 15 minutes of fame, and got it.

“There’s no career in fast food,” Tackett said in a radio interview. “Music’s what I’m trying to do as my career, and being Mr. Unstable, taking a bath in a sink really doesn’t hurt you.”

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