Saturday, August 20, 2005

You Learn Something New Every Day


Years ago, we were sitting around watching something on television when a commercial came on for a ladies’ hair removal product. It was the one where several girls danced around on the beach and by the pool and in the bathroom while the song “Who Wears Short Shorts?” played in the background. My uncle said, “That girl is so skinny, if she farts, she’ll go up like a rocket.” This began a conversation about farts in general and someone (I think it was my uncle again) wondered aloud why farts smell so bad in the shower. That was many years ago, way before the internet; so, all we could do was wonder.

This morning, the question occurred to me again. It isn’t important to you why the question arose. It just arose, so to speak. Now, thanks to Al Gore, we have the internet and the ability to immediately find out anything we’ve ever wanted to know about farts and farting. The answer to the shower question has something to do with the heat and humidity in the shower as well as the confined area. Go ahead. Click on the link. You know you want to.

8 comments:

Deek Deekster said...

My compadres and I used to utter a ridiculous schoolboy joke on these rank occasions:

"You Fartman - Me Thane!"

before making the Weismuller Tarzan cry and jumping upon the offender...

Abby Taylor said...

Okay. I clicked the link. Your blog sure is an educational place. I was saddened to see that the link for the guy lighting the fart was broken, as was the Fartypants link.

Tanda said...

I avoid farting in the shower at all costs. :9)

Hiker Hobo said...

Too much fried chicken?

Larry Jones said...

I began to feel an odd buildup of pressure as I read this post. What do you think this means?

Oh, never mind.

Laurie said...

Deek - That's what friends are for.

Abby - Yeah, I tried to check out the Fartypants, too.

Tanda - Always a good plan.

Hiker Hobo - That'll do it, won't it?

Larry - That would be a sympathetic fart.

rox said...

nice link...LOL.

Laurie said...

Rox - I hope you learned something.