I’ve decided it might be fun to feature posts, from around WordPress, on the general topic of stench. It’s pertinent and it’s often amusing (or disgusting).
To kick things off, I’d like to highlight a post from Currently Dreaming’s Weblog entitled “Stinky Cheese Disease”–
So, I’m strolling the aisles of the grocery store, like I do every week, minding my own business…when a smell so hideous that my eyes start to water does a full-body slam on me. I look up from my grocery list and see YOU. The Man in the Dirty Overalls. I push my cart at warp speed to get around you, skid around the end display and say a prayer in the fresh air in front of the pickle display.
“Please don’t follow me! Please don’t follow me! Please don’t follow me!”
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You have our sympathy, Currentlydreaming – for while “Things That Stink” documents that which issues from the Crack of the Earth, we do not enjoy the direct experience of stench, especially when its source is the crust covering the body of a chronically stinky person in bib overalls. Not long ago we were at a book sale, and therein was a man with pit odor so rank, so strong, that it would have been impossible to distinguish him from a vat of month old Spaghetti-Os. We were not pleased.
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Tagged bathe, bloggers, Bo, body odor, cheese, disease, feature, foul, hygiene, malodorous, nasty, posting, posts, rotten, stinky, wash, wordpress
The following passage is excerpted from “The Role of Cats in Nursery Rhymes,” by Sarah Hartwell–
THE CAT AND THE QUEEN
Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat where have you been?
I’ve been to London to look at the Queen.
Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under a [her] chair.
One explanation of the origins of this rhyme goes back to 16th century England. One of the staff of Queen Elizabeth I (Good Queen Bess) was said to have had an old cat which tended to roam throughout one of the royal residences. On one occasion the cat apparently went underneath the throne (the “chair”) and its tail brushed against the Queen’s foot, startling her. Luckily Queen Elizabeth was amused and declared that the cat could wander through the throne room as long as it kept it free of mice!
Another suggested meaning of this relates to the poor hygiene of a different queen and is perhaps a cautionary tale about hygiene in general. Undergarments were uncommon among poorer women before the nineteenth century and dust, ash and general grime accumulated on the genitalia just as it did elsewhere on the body….
Posted in Bodily Fluids, emissions, Historical Stench, Stinky Parts, Stinky People, Stinky substances, The Unwashed Masses
Tagged bathing, deposit, hygiene, Medieval, middle ages, Queen Anne, renaissance, smegma, sootikins, vagina, vaginal discharge
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Tagged cartoon, poop, stinky
And here’s a clip of Howard Stern and David Letterman discussing the product. Note what happens at the end of the video. Never seen that before. They’re really pushing that Nodoro.
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Tagged David Letterman, deoderant, Howard Stern, Male Genital Odor, MGO, Nodoro, product