Friday, March 26, 2004

This is why I'm not a utilitarian... 

'Top doc backs picking your nose and eating it' - headline, Ananova.

Dr Bischinger said: "With the finger you can get to places you just can't reach with a handkerchief, keeping your nose far cleaner.

"And eating the dry remains of what you pull out is a great way of strengthening the body's immune system.

"Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In terms of the immune system the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine."

While I have long agreed with George Carlin's claim that we have become obsessed with germs, that the immune system needs "practice," and that his is strong because it was "tempered in shit" (from swimming in the East River) (listen to his excellent CD, "You are all Diseased"), TigerHawk declares here and now that he will not become a booger commando in the quest for better health.


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