Friday, October 06, 2006


I know that I have not posted in a while. I can hear the psychic distress arising from Blogland. And for that a heartily apologize. I am out of town this weekend, but hope to catch up soon. I also put two pictures up on the fotoblog.

Anyway, Boing Boing picked up a really striking piece of information. I have had bad hiccups before. They suck. Sometimes they hurt. They can be very disruptive. I get all that. However, how bad do they have to be to allow the doctors to try "digital rectal massage?" And, just to clarify for you tech types, they mean "digital" in the sense of "a finger" as opposed to "zeros and ones." Thus, taking all of the words together, a man had hiccups so bad that one or more doctors put a finger up his butt. More shockingly, it worked! The report says that "digital rectal massage was then performed resulting in abrupt cessation of the hiccups. Recurrence of the hiccups occurred several hours later, and again, they were terminated immediately with digital rectal massage. No other recurrences were observed."

They say that you ought to scare people to help them get rid of hiccups. Maybe the "rectal massage" doctor had particularly thick fingers and scared Mr. Hiccup.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hiccups ended abruptly because the patient, in an effort to regain his dignity and manhood, was laying down a serious ass-kicking on the doctor who applied the massage.

8:10 AM  

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