Tuesday, February 06, 2007

NOT ME, DUDE. I JUST SHOWERED

According to Reuters, there are 182 species of bacteria living on my skin.

I know they say it's normal and all that shit, but I think I'm ready to retch.

15 Comments:

Blogger Weaseldog said...

Yeah, when I was in college, I knew more than a few students that dropped out of microbiology after doing skin swab cultures.

If this helps...
At any given moment, the average human being is carrying 2-9 lbs of bacteria around.

We are ambulatory ecosystems. Isn't that cool? :)

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

At any given moment, the average human being is carrying 2-9 lbs of bacteria around

I assume much of that is lying around in the depths of the digestive system, no?

2:36 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

You guessed it. :)

3:30 PM  
Blogger George said...

At least you have to hope it stays put in the depths of the digestive system.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

At any given moment, the average human being is carrying 2-9 lbs of bacteria around

Four times as much as that if you've recently eaten a hot dog.

5:36 PM  
Blogger George said...

Oh, and love the way the two illustrations pair up on your blog today. Not sure which one is more frightening.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

At least you have to hope it stays put in the depths of the digestive system.

The bowels of the beast, you might say?

Four times as much as that if you've recently eaten a hot dog.

And if I've recently eaten 4 hotdogs, does that mean I have 32-144 lbs of bacteria?

Oh, and love the way the two illustrations pair up on your blog today. Not sure which one is more frightening.

I have to go with Ms. Nolte, actually. It's not a cartoon.

6:20 PM  
Blogger BaconEating AtheistJew said...

The first life on this planet was bacteria. We evolved from bacteria. Lots of our innards are made up of bacteria.

If God made us in his image, God is bacteria.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

But I'm not a religious man. So I'm not one of those folks who'd be happy to hear that God was living on his skin or in his colon.

In fact, even if I worshipped God, I still wouldn't want him living in my asshole. What can I tell you?

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike: you are an asswipe.

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

God - This anonymous posting isn't fooling anyone.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

wow, that anonymous guy/gal has a deep vocabulary. At least be inventive, or current. "Asshat" is much funnier than asswipe. Or try "assclown"

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should see what you can culture off the sides of your kitchen sink.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

You should see what you can culture off the sides of your kitchen sink.

Or off my skin after I rub it on the side of my sink.

About 364 species of bacteria. Not a pretty picture.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Here's an important update to this story.

12:25 PM  

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