Aug 19

A Musical Interlude

I ran across this video last night. It’s another performance video from 2009 when we did a little side project that didn’t have a name.

It’s an acoustic version of Melissa Etheridge’s “Like the Way I Do.”

My neck and shoulders were incredibly sore the next day, I realize now that it’s because I was channeling Joe Cocker and Stevie Wonder’s love child.

Also – I’m spending the day over at where I’ve put out my list of Things I Have Learned from Watching Porn.


Oct 30

Not for the squeamish…

Avitable posted a really foul, disgusting, horrifying, and generally reprehensible video the other day.

Avitable himself admitted to only being able to watch 20 seconds of it. That should tell you something.

I was able to watch the whole thing and while I did feel repulsed, it didn’t make me sick to my stomach like it did many other people who saw it.

You may remember that I was once a paramedic who has seen nearly everything. And I’ve been doused with just about every imaginable fluid in the line of duty. It wasn’t pleasant, but it came with the territory. It takes a lot to “bug” me.

Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not advising you to check out the infamous video. If you are even mildly curious as to the content of the video, you need only read the comments on Avi’s post for a “blow by blow” so to speak.

All of that being said, there’s a video that has been floating around for a little while that makes me squirm.

It involves a curious little creature called the “Bot Fly.” The bot fly larva enters the body via a mosquito bite, where it grows and develops for up to eight weeks.

Under your skin.

The larva secretes an antibiotic that keeps the wound open and infection free for breathing access. Your only options to get rid of it are either to let it mature and leave your body all on its own, or, you could place duct tape over the wound to cut off the larva’s air supply and bring it closer to the surface where you can slowly pull it out. This process is complicated, since the larva’s body is covered in rings of backward-facing spines.

This video might illustrate the issue much clearer than I can.

I know I’m a day early for Halloween, but that shit is scary.