Thursday, October 10, 2013

POOP PILL

When I read the article about the latest research for preventing Clostridium difficile, I was both amused and positively impressed.  Just the image of a poop pill induces the potty-humor response, but the initial clinical results are impressive.  C.diff infection is a fairly common problem in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and folks like my uncle Arch not only suffer the direct effects of the infection but also suffer because of the required quarantine and isolation.  So for some folks it won't be 'shut up and eat the vegetables', it will be 'shut up and eat the poop!'

8 comments:

SIck Sigma Sez said...

That pill has taken the satisfaction out of telling someone to "Eat shit!"

hoosierdaddy said...

Triple S - made me LOL - luckily I did not have coffee in my mouth!

Phil L. said...

Eating human excrement is a perfect metaphor for decaying western civilization in these end times.

Bizzy Brain said...

Adelle Davis wrote a book many years ago (1970), a copy of which I still have, titled "Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit." Maybe a new edition could be titled "Let's Eat Shit to Keep Fit."

Douglas E said...

Phil L - I am aware of your and many other folks' belief that the end times are near. Email me an explanation of why this is so - I would like to post it here sometime.

Phil L. said...

Leaving the Bible out of it, cannot say for sure that man will disappear from the face of the earth, but economic signs point to TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It). I expect the upheaval to begin in about 10 or 15 years when the dollar no longer remains the world's currency of exchange. The dollar standard has given us tremendous global advantages, which we abuse. The wealth gets vacuumed up by the upper 0.0001% via taxpayer funded bailouts, other huge benefits for Wall Street such as 0% interest rates, which totally screw savers, etc. The greed and corruption bubble will have to burst one of these days.

Phil L. said...

I believe the bursting of the greed and corruption bubble will result in social chaos as there will be insufficient money to fund entitlements as the USA will not be able to borrow from the rest of the world to fund entitlements.
BUT, before we reach that point, WWIII may happen first as no one is deterring maniac moslems from getting and using atomic bombs.

Dr S said...

Interesting thoughts, and after our trip to CA, I will write something about TEOFEAWKI, and we can go from there :-)