The skunk smell remedy currently discussed in an article at the LA Times (see below, for link) is a recipe for stink-interdiction developed by Paul Krebaum, and published in Chemical and Engineering News (1993).
Victory over stench is sweet
By David Colker, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
January 27, 2008
I’m not talking about my job, which I love. Honest.
No, it was a certain emanation noticed by a colleague who innocently approached my desk and asked, “Has there been a skunk back here?”
Early that morning my ever-curious dog, Earl, had gotten sprayed by a skunk in the backyard. Before I could catch him, he sped back into the house through his doggy door, frantically rubbing against everything in sight, starting with the bed.
It was like a Pepe Le Pew cartoon with Smell-O-Vision….
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Posted in emissions, Miasma, Stink Interdiction, Stinky Animals, Stinky Science
Tagged clean, deoderize, odor, recipe, remedy, skunk, smell, tomato juice, wash
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.
Posted in Miasma, Stinky Parts, Stinky People, Stinky Wordpress
Tagged bathe, bloggers, Bo, body odor, cheese, disease, feature, foul, hygiene, malodorous, nasty, posting, posts, rotten, stinky, wash, wordpress
…both literally, and figuratively, according to my late Grandmother, who was something of an “expert” on the English monarchies. So rotten, that when a group of men carried his dead body out, three died from the smell alone.
As a long-standing legend, this is delightful – the stuff that fishwives tales are made of. How fitting that this murderous megalomaniac, this bloated, syphlitic adulterer, none too clean to start with (this was in the days when the ostensibly “clean” people took baths once a month) should end up in such a state.
Posted in Stinky dead things, Stinky People
Tagged bath, body, clean, cold, disease, England, Henry VIII, Medieval, Smelly, stanky, stinky, syphilis, unclean, unwashed, wash