Public health advertisements which read “What’s up your butt?” and feature people with pained expressions on their faces, will not grace billboards in Benton and Franklin counties after all. It’s probably for the best: I know that the sight of someone grimacing because the doc is plumbing their back-passage doesn’t exactly inspire me to head down to the clinic to get my keester probed. Might as well have them biting down on a pencil.
Via the Bellingham, WA Herald
Health district pulls out of colon cancer campaign
KENNEWICK — The Benton Franklin Health District will not endorse a colon cancer billboard campaign after all.
Benton County Commissioner Jim Beaver, who is chairman the health district board, announced Thursday, “Benton County won’t be a supporter of that particular advertisement and that campaign.”
Plans were to bring the “What’s up your butt?” campaign from Yakima County to the Tri-Cities. It uses provocative language to encourage testing for colon cancer.
Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/04/22/1980473/benton-franklin-health-district.html#storylink=mirelated#ixzz1NWTDYpPJ
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Tagged advertisments, Benton County Washington, billboards, butt, colon cancer, Kennewick Washington, prevention, protest, screening, tasteless, testing, Tri-Cities Washington, Washington
In an earlier post, I poked fun at the novelty of a manure-sniffing study being conducted at Purdue University, i.e., P.U. The comedic irony here is threefold, and if I may make it explicit:
- It’s a genuine manure sniffing study
- It really is being conducted at a University with the intials “P.U.”
- Most significantly, there’s a famous old Warner Bros. cartoon that plays nicely into the irony.
I give you “The Dover Boys at Pimento University” OR “The Rivals of Roquefort Hall”–
Pimento U., o’ sweet P.U.
Thy fragrant odor scents the air
A pox on Yale, poo-poopa-doo
Pimento U., my college fair
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Tagged cartoon, classic, Dover Boys, employment, experiment, funny, graduate students, humorous, manure, Pimento University, Purdue University, study, Warner Brothers
The J. Geils Band, from way back.
Yes, those are fish heads in the drummer’s hands.
Click on the graphic to load–
…eat them up, YUM.
Barnes & Barnes famous (or infamous) old film, from the early days of MTV, before it sucked.
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Tagged barnes and barnes, film, fish, fish heads, funny, humorous, indie, movie, MTV, roly poly, short, silly, Song, video
Limburger is a profoundly stinky cheese, as wisegeek.com describes–
Limburger cheese is a shockingly odorous cheese which originates in Belgium. Most individuals who have been in the vicinity of Limburger remember the smell, which has been likened to rotting feet or moldy boots. Some consumers are in fact utterly unable to get over the smell and experience of the flavor of the cheese, which is actually quite excellent. As the smell indicates, Limburger has a strong and aggressive flavor, which is very popular in many parts of Europe.
While Limburger is originally from Belgium, many German dairies manufacture the cheese as well, and Limburger is also made in some parts of the United States. The distinctive cheese goes well with strong bitter foods, like rye bread and onions, and many consumers greatly enjoy the taste of Limburger on a sandwich, in a salad, or in other culinary settings.
Limburger’s distinct odor is partly due to the fact that it is a washed rind cheese. During the curing process, Limburger is periodically washed with a mild brine solution, which prevents many bacteria and molds from settling in on the cheese. In the briny environment, enzymes thrive on the surface of the cheese, and they will begin to break down the proteins inside. Limburger is also fermented with Brevibacterium linens, the same bacteria responsible for body odor, and this contributes to the odor. [emphasis mine]
The sentence I’ve boldfaced goes a long way towards explaining why female malaria mosquitoes are attracted equally to limburger cheese and the smell of human feet. (read story)
And, now, limburger in pop-culture. Here’s a video of the B-52s “Dance this Mess Around,” way back in 1979, the chorus of which goes, “Why don’t you dance with me?/I’m not no limburger.”
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Tagged B-52s, Belgium, body odor, cheese, Dance this Mess Around, feet, Limburger, mosquitoes, stink, toe-jam, toejam
From Friends. One of Phoebe’s dubious creations, from a dubious show (imho).
Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat,
What are they feeding you?
Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat
It’s not your fault
They won’t take you to the vet
You’re obviously not their favorite pet
You may not be a bed of roses
You’re not friend to those with noses
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Tagged Cat, Friends, Jennifer Aniston, Lyrics, Phoebe, Sitcom, Smelly, Song, TV