Monday, May 16, 2005

Does A Barr(ymore) Sh*t In The Woods?

In short, the answer is: Yes... sometimes.

Two topics for this post. One, previously covered here, speaks about the jewels to be found while following links. Items that you would not ever search for or expect are revealed, a random blogasbord spread on a covered table, requiring only that you reach in and snatch them. Soon I may require a three-column Blogroll to accomodate all of the juicy bits I have gathered. But who among us has the time to explore each and every link presented on Blogrolls? So many links, so little time! Take the time.

Today, via the always good Blackfive, I found Villainous Company, a repository of items and commentary on many varied subjects. Blogrolled, and I think I will be visiting here frequently. One particular post, Trippin' To The Earth Jam, referenced this post on Commonsense and Wonder (also now Blogrolled, and with many probable future visits) about the MTV series Trippin'. Excerpt: (bolds mine)

Actress Drew Barrymore, who reportedly earns $15 million a film, told MTV viewers in one episode that after spending time in a primitive, electricity-free Chilean village, "I aspire to be like them more."

Barrymore, apparently enthralled by the lack of a modern sanitary facilities, gleefully bragged, "I took a poo in the woods hunched over like an animal. It was awesome."

(The original CNS News article is available here.)

No, it wasn't awesome.

And that brings up the second topic.

Depending on your diet and health, both big factors in determining the consistency of your stool, taking a dump can be MESSY. It's not too bad provided you have facilities allowing you to clean yourself (wiping and washup) and dispose of the result (flush/bury). Anything less and the situation goes downhill**... rapidly. Inconvenience, discomfort, smell and disease can result. And this is a good thing... how? I maintain that Ms. Barrymoe DOES NOT "...aspire to be like them more." Primitivism is not a choice for them.

** Reminds me of an old Plumber joke:

Question: What are the three things that a Plumber needs to know?

1. Sh*t rolls downhill
2. Payday is friday
3. The boss is a SOB

Update: Oops, son-in-law reminded me that a Plumber needs to know FOUR things:

4. Don't bite your fingernails

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