Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I Wouldn't Touch it There...


How did I not know this? A survey conducted in Korea has found that the handles on shopping carts are bacteria traps. Bleh! I mean, I should have already known that, but I never really thought about it. Now I’m gonna be all paranoid next time I’m at the store. Maybe this is why my wife is feeling so crappy today? Or maybe it was the veal I made for her last night?

Great Americans to be honored? Peace activists in BC Canada are trying to build a sculpture to "honor" Americans who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Because God forbid we actually honor the brave heroes who went to fight for what we as a country thought was just. I think I’ve seen this statue already.

How do you get this bored? A kid in Germany tied himself to a foldaway bed and somehow got trapped. Neighbors heard the kid crying for help and called the police to rescue him from himself. Once again, Natural Selection has let us down.

9 comments:

TheIdleReceptionist said...

HAHAHAHAH!!! What a sodding idiot.


Er...I meant the boy, not Clintonio

DEJO said...

Okay, I didn't know where else to put this but I noticed today (while watching Olympic hockey coverage) that Kenny Albert looks a lot like Pat. Separated at birth?

Kenny

Heather said...

At the Albertson's by my work they now have a huge box of Clorox wipes so you can wipe down your cart before touching it. Considering the neighborhood I'm surprised nobody's walked off with the box yet.

Bill Purdy said...

Our germ-o-phobia has gotten out of hand. I giggle at all the people I work with who keep Purex at their desks and habitually bathe their hands in fragranced alcohol, then spend the next 20 minutes picking at their red, cracked, and irritated skin until their next fix.

One of them (possibly the worst offender, in fact) actually caught some sort of meningitis, slipped into a coma for four days, and nearly died (he's fully recovered now). I don't think he got it from a dirty shopping cart handle.

Pat Angello said...

IR - that just goes to show that you really CAN find anything with Google!

Dejo - that's just cold, dude! OUCH! That looks like me with Downs Syndrome.

H - not a bad idea! Now I'm a little shocked that they don't do that in the nicer neighborhoods. Maybe it's because the people in the nicer areas actually bathe.

BP - I have a theory or two as to why I haven't gotten sick in the last 5 months or so:

1) The new diet and supplements - healthier food and vitamins means a healthy me!

2) I'm drinking about 100 oz of water a day. When you drink that much, you pee often. I wash my hands every time I pee, so they are always clean.

Hey, maybe people should just wash their hands after shopping!

Princess Katy said...

Sweetie, your veal was delicious and did not make me sick!! I have to admit you do look a little like that Kenny guy, but you are much cuter!!

Bill Purdy said...

I should also point out that my meningitis-stricken germ-o-phobe colleague used Purell, not Purex. My bad. Purex is a laundry detergent that purports to smell like a mountain stream. And he played cornerback at the Division I level when he was in college, was in extraordinarily good shape, and had treated his body like a temple (i.e., watched his diet very carefully and drank nothing but water) since before he went to college. And he still got sick. Do you think they make a "hand sanitizer" that kills any irony that might be lurking in the pores of your palms?

TheIdleReceptionist said...

I hear meningitis is more likely to strike in dorms and high volume occupancy type living situations...

Bill Purdy said...

This guy, this germ-o-phobe colleague of mine who had a bad bout with meningitis, is a bachelor, and lived alone in an apartment in Buckhead. He's fortunate he made it to the hospital in time to be treated. In fact, he lapsed into a coma as he was checking in.

He's OK now, though.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pat Angello - sorry!