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(UC Berkely)   Berkeley student petitions U.S. post master for stamp dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease. And you think the normal ones taste bad   (berkeley.edu ) divider line
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2006-05-25 03:42:58 PM  
Nice job, submitter... can't help but vote for that one!
 
2006-05-25 03:57:49 PM  
Thank god for self-stick stamps.

Unfortunately, the last time I bought envelopes I forgot to get the self-sticking variety. Ugh.
 
2006-05-25 04:01:19 PM  
"Photoshop a stamp dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease"
 
2006-05-25 04:33:20 PM  
www.new1.com
 
2006-05-25 04:48:42 PM  
Props on the headline submitter...best one in a while.
 
2006-05-25 07:20:34 PM  
I lol'd.
 
2006-05-25 07:20:37 PM  
This stamp tastes like shiat!
 
2006-05-25 07:20:53 PM  
These stamps taste like ass!
 
2006-05-25 07:21:09 PM  
Thanks for putting a NSFWorAnywhere warning into the headling.
 
2006-05-25 07:21:20 PM  
Submitter owes me a new keyboard and monitor.


/did 2 roflcopters
//coughed up water
///damn you, Submitter
 
2006-05-25 07:21:49 PM  
"Print-quality images for download" and "Download print-quality images"

Uhh thanks, I'll pass.
 
2006-05-25 07:22:20 PM  
Will the stamps be round?
 
2006-05-25 07:22:58 PM  
Headline was funny enough to make me poop a little bit.
 
2006-05-25 07:23:51 PM  
Good for him, that is a terrible disease.
 
2006-05-25 07:25:37 PM  
WTF is irritable bowel syndrome anyway? Sounds like something drug companies made up to sell you shait.
 
2006-05-25 07:25:40 PM  
Simple. Use the Tubgirl pic on the stamp.
 
2006-05-25 07:25:49 PM  
Incontinent of North America, that headline rules supreme
 
2006-05-25 07:25:59 PM  
You THINK it's going to be a joke, a bunch of nerdy college students pranking the USPS, but no, it's a real nerd. Trying to alert the world to his life-threatening and dibilitating disease.....that's in his pooper! Ahahahahaha!
I still can't take it seriously.

/one, please
 
2006-05-25 07:26:24 PM  
www.berkeley.edu

From the article:
"This isn't a sexy disease."

/No argument there.
 
2006-05-25 07:27:06 PM  
Wasn't Reagan already on a stamp?
 
2006-05-25 07:27:23 PM  
Lol 'squirt' Lol
 
2006-05-25 07:28:31 PM  
Let me be the first one to misspell "Berkley". Thank you for that opportunity.
 
2006-05-25 07:30:42 PM  
*Loosely quoted.
 
2006-05-25 07:31:12 PM  
Submitter owes me drycleaning money for the little wee I did in my pants after reading that headline.

Bravo.
 
2006-05-25 07:36:27 PM  
Cue the buttsecks owl..
 
2006-05-25 07:36:33 PM  
*golf clap*
 
2006-05-25 07:42:31 PM  
lelio:
WTF is irritable bowel syndrome anyway? Sounds like something drug companies made up to sell you shait.

There's this thing called "Google", try it out. The wikipedia article indicates it's kind of a catch-all for a suite of very real, persistent bowel irregularities with unclear causes. Even if it is just linked to mental stress, that is still a real disease.
 
2006-05-25 07:43:42 PM  
Will the stamps be round?


Shaped like a starfish.
 
2006-05-25 07:46:51 PM  
Heather O'Rourke from the "Poltergeist" films would be the perfect image for the stamp. She died of Crohn's Disease during shooting of the third film (after which they used a double to complete the film).

www.thecobrasnose.com
 
2006-05-25 07:50:08 PM  
A friend of mine is in the ICU for Crohns. He was shiatting out 3 pints of blood a day. He will be lucky to live through this again. It's his third or fourth time in the hospital for this. Horrible, horrible condition.
 
2006-05-25 07:53:38 PM  
I have Crohn's myself, this is a great idea if you ask someone living everyday with an incurable disease that scientists know very little about and are only moderately capable of treating effectively.
 
2006-05-25 07:54:07 PM  
WayneKerr: Let me be the first one to misspell "Berkley". Thank you for that opportunity.

Actually, submitter beat you to it:

submitter: (UC Berkely) img.fark.com Berkeley student petitions US Post Master for stamp dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease. And you think the normal ones taste bad

/Go BEARS!
 
2006-05-25 07:56:28 PM  
TexasPete: I have Crohn's myself, this is a great idea if you ask someone living everyday with an incurable disease that scientists know very little about and are only moderately capable of treating effectively.

I have a cousin with Crohn's. Have you heard anything about this treatment where they intentionally introduce intestinal parasites (basically: worms) into the GI tract to sorta give something else for the immune system to attack?
 
2006-05-25 07:58:06 PM  
Go Bears! (?)
 
2006-05-25 07:58:47 PM  
img322.imageshack.us
 
2006-05-25 07:59:54 PM  
and if youre too lazy to google, hows about a quote..

"It typically begins with inflammation in the intestine, rectum or stomach. Common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramping, rectal bleeding and weight loss."

and lets see... check, check, check (yea, that too), and check (105 lbs in three months of 2003).
 
2006-05-25 08:01:23 PM  
Chechcal.. thats a negative. When I was treated after being originally diagnosed, it was with Remicade, which at the time was only approved for use with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Worked literally in just three days and Ive been much better since then.
 
2006-05-25 08:02:56 PM  
Submitter:

You're still licking your stamps? Jeeze. You can be a little slow to pick up on things, I guess...
 
2006-05-25 08:18:27 PM  
As someone who suffers from IBS on and off:

Good. Let the world know, so we're not shiatting alone! Repeatedly!
 
2006-05-25 08:18:40 PM  
That kid's face is just screaming for a PS contest.

I have no quibble with folks with a real problem, like Crohn's. Its just Berkeley is infested with people who have fake diseases, like "allergies" and digestive complaints and use it as an excuse to make everyone else's life miserable.

Nothing like watching one of these fake frail flowers harangue a waitress for a half hour about the WHEAT in burger buns. Hello? Didn't I see you eat half a bag of Doritos last week? Berkeley is the Land of Difficult Eaters.
 
2006-05-25 08:21:29 PM  
good one smitty I LOLed

Too bad for the dood in the article tho, been through hell.
 
2006-05-25 08:23:41 PM  
I want a stamp that says.. Like.. oh i dunno STAMP maybe. wtf with all the messages? its a STAMP.

Next fad, banannnna tatoos, just look at all that unused space on the bannannna!....


/ omg i cant spell babannas.
 
2006-05-25 08:24:57 PM  
Try having an IBD.

It's the only life-changing disease that no one has any sympathy for.

There's no point in telling anyone I have ulcerative colitis because they would be grossed out or wouldn't understand it.
 
2006-05-25 08:31:33 PM  
OffCamber, my Crohn's could kick your UC's butt... but really, this is fark, the land of people who really, truly, honestly care about you...
 
2006-05-25 08:35:00 PM  
USPS should really come up with a stamps commemorating fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and bipolar disorder before tackling the the oh-so serious IBS issue.

Fibromyalgia -- priority mail.

CFS -- media mail flat rate under 5 pounds.

Bipolar disorder -- Express Mail with a free sample of Seroquel.

/what about epicondylitis?
//Love, Breaker Moran
 
2006-05-25 08:36:09 PM  
I'm having surgery in a week to rid myself of my ulcerative colitis once and for all. I've suffered with this garbage for 15 years and no medication has really brought me any relief.

Any attention brought to fighting IBS is good attention, I think.
 
2006-05-25 08:37:06 PM  
I disagree.

Other life-changing diseases that no one has sympathy for are Alzheimer's, alcoholism, mental disorders, obesity, and the infamous "persistent vegetative state".
 
2006-05-25 08:44:19 PM  
Submitter: Thank you for a true laugh out loud moment.
 
2006-05-25 08:45:10 PM  
insert joke about oil hitting the anus here
 
2006-05-25 08:45:29 PM  
Hell, I have sympathy for the mental disorders a ton. But you're right, most people don't at all and it's horrible. Plus, we have no cures and no clues really as to what the hell is going on. To me, a mental disease it is the worse thing possible to have.

Alzheimer's seems to have alot of sympathy, I don't know anyone who doesn't think it's horrible.
 
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