You know, there may be a good reason why the GOP hates science.
Sometimes it is just plain gross.
As a dog lover, my “gross-me-out-the-door” threshold is actually quite high — I can stand some pretty gross things. Only today my dog Duncan did the following:
- Drank from the toilet
- Licked his genitals with relish*
- Ate poop
Let’s face it. Dogs are gross.
But we humans? We are gonna give these pups a run for their, ummm, money. Their kibble. Actually, I’d like to give Duncan a run for that pair of shoes he’s always stealing, but that’s another story for another day.
Today’s story involves poop.
Remember last January when I told you guys all about how you can make big bucks with your butts? Really! I did! With this post:
Are you so rich that you’ve forgotten this already? Forgotten that I told you that you can clean up by donating your poop so that it can be transplanted into
Poor suckers infected with c difficile, particularly nasty bacteria that is really hard to get rid of.
I even provide a chart by which you can measure just how useful you’re being:
Credit (if you want to call it that) Washington Post
The idea behind poop transplants, in case you’ve forgotten, is that scientists believe that we’ve made our guts too clean — we have too few of the good bacteria that lead to healthy poop left inside our guts.
Today I have an update! Wait, wait! Keep your pants on!
Unfortunately, this update will not increase your revenue making opportunities. Still, scientific advances are awesome.
Because now, thanks to scientific advancements, those same poor suckers can now eat shit!
Really! I read it in the New York Times:
There is a non-profit organization called OpenBiome that is dedicated to providing poop transplants to needy patients with c difficile. And they came up with a poop pill. These poop pills will go a long way towards flushing out the bacteria.
Wait! Wait! No they don’t! They flush in good bacteria. I mean you eat poop pills with good bacteria in them. And probably some of the nasty stuff too. Like poop.
And some day, poop pills may be available for folks like me with Crohn’s Disease and other crappy GI diseases. They are testing poop transplants in folks even as we speak.
Photo: Erik Jacobs for the New York Times
Personally, I’m keeping a close eye out on this treatment option. Because with my Crohn’s Disease, some day I might just have to say, “Hey Doc, do I have to?”
* For the record, I do not put relish on my dog’s genitals. Duncan is not a dachshund.