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2012-05-16 05:21:45 PM
ACK!!
 
2012-05-16 05:26:35 PM
No thanks.

/I'm still trying to deal with the chiggers
 
2012-05-16 05:35:07 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: No thanks.

/I'm still trying to deal with the chiggers


Ummm, I believe the correct term is "Attractive and Successful Asian American".
 
2012-05-16 05:37:16 PM

scottydoesntknow: Ummm, I believe the correct term is "Attractive and Successful Asian American".


Oh, thanks...

/now I'm getting the stinkeye from my co-workers who want to know what that outburst of laughter was about
 
2012-05-16 05:37:58 PM
Do they carry the zombie virus?
 
2012-05-16 05:42:50 PM
"My brain hurts"
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2012-05-16 05:45:02 PM

Walker: "My brain hurts"
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It'll have to come out
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2012-05-16 05:46:51 PM
This was on the pilot episode of House.
 
2012-05-16 06:21:22 PM
FTFA: Typical tapeworm infection, or Taeniasis, is caused by a transmission between pigs and humans. People typically get these parasites from pork via undercooked meat. When contracted by a person, the worms end up in the intestine, where they can produce thousands of eggs which are intermittently shed through the feces. Swines might ingest these larvae through food that has been tainted by feces. If they do, the eggs will hatch and burrow their way into the porcine's bloodstream where they will lodge themselves into little blood vessels, often in the muscle tissue. If a human eats this meat, the larvae end up in their blood, and could travel to the brain where they'll post up inside the ventricles and form cysts, a sign of NCC.

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"Who wants to eat the combination of these fleshes: cat, rat and dog? This is what the hog is made of -- the dog, cat and rat, and the Bible teaches you that he is from a mouse. Read Isaiah 66:17, 'They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord...The hog, according to the teachings of God, in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever, is very poisonous...This poison is not going to kill you instantly. It drags you along for many years....It is a very deceitful poison. It is in the form of live worms commonly called pork worms (trichnae). In a hog eater's body, these worms multiply by the millions. They first enter the walls of the stomach and then from the stomach pass out to the intestinal walls. And, from the intestines they travel up the back in the spinal cord into the muscles of the body and finally into the brain. When these worms get into these two places, last mentioned (of the body), the disease becomes incurable." Ah told you motherfarkers. Don't be eating the divinely prohibited flesh.
 
2012-05-16 06:33:10 PM
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You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later, as they grow, follows madness and death.


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These are pets, of course. Not quite domesticated.
 
2012-05-16 06:34:25 PM

Somacandra: Ah told you motherfarkers. Don't be eating the divinely prohibited flesh.


Or, just cook it properly and wash your hands after handling raw meat
 
2012-05-16 06:39:45 PM
 
2012-05-16 06:40:29 PM
Ho dee oten doten day, ho dee oten day oh, ho dee oten doten day

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2012-05-16 06:47:03 PM
As a neuroscientist, may I say WHAT THE HOLY SATANIC fark.
 
2012-05-16 07:01:30 PM
Wasn't the very first episode of House about a brain tapeworm?
 
2012-05-16 07:02:12 PM
Lemme guess..

Echinococcus?


:::Checks article:::

hrm, Taenia solium.
 
2012-05-16 07:09:13 PM
I do a lot of neurocysticercosis research, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/crispy bacon is safe
 
2012-05-16 07:24:49 PM
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HAVE YOU THE BRAIN WORMS?!
 
2012-05-16 07:26:21 PM

Infernal Wedgie: I do a lot of neurocysticercosis research, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/crispy bacon is safe


What about raw bologna sausage?.
 
2012-05-16 07:47:50 PM
THe message being, learn to cook your meat
 
2012-05-16 07:53:55 PM
Pigs eat and root in shiat. Filthy motherfarkers.
 
2012-05-16 07:57:28 PM
As if trichinosis isn't bad enough (a completely DIFFERENT variety of worms from uncooked pork that like to set up shop in your muscles)...and yes, I knew about neurocysticercosis before :P

And yes, trichinosis and neurocysticercosis ARE likely the reasons why two out of the three Abrahamic religions consider pork to be ritually unclean...probably these were meant originally as public health measures because people caught some nasty farking diseases from pork that wasn't done yet :P

(As an aside--there's another, non-pork-related means where people can contract neurocysticercosis...in this case, it's from raccoons (or more properly, raccoon poo) and it's an infection of brain roundworms known as Baylisascaris neurocysticercosis. And for additional nightmare fuel, there pretty much IS no effective treatment and it's even more devastating neurologically than the stuff you get from pork tapeworms...it's the biggie reason (that and rabies) why you DON'T want Ricky the Raccoon frolicking in your backyard or kept as a pet :P)
 
2012-05-16 08:01:16 PM
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/my first thought
 
2012-05-16 08:08:22 PM
At last, a truly sensible explanation for the existence of the Tea Party.
 
2012-05-16 08:11:04 PM
Deidre Skye seen chuckling
 
2012-05-16 08:31:45 PM
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2012-05-16 08:34:34 PM

Great Porn Dragon: (As an aside--there's another, non-pork-related means where people can contract neurocysticercosis...in this case, it's from raccoons (or more properly, raccoon poo) and it's an infection of brain roundworms known as Baylisascaris neurocysticercosis. And for additional nightmare fuel, there pretty much IS no effective treatment and it's even more devastating neurologically than the stuff you get from pork tapeworms...it's the biggie reason (that and rabies) why you DON'T want Ricky the Raccoon frolicking in your backyard or kept as a pet :P)


Just wait until EPM starts spreading to humans.

It's already in Raccoons, Horses, and some domestic animals in the Carolinas. It's been jumping species pretty quickly.

/deals with raccoons a lot, one of them an EPM survivor, verified through spinal tap.
 
2012-05-16 09:04:50 PM
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Brain tapeworms: if you eat swine, it's just a matter of time
 
2012-05-16 09:05:16 PM
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"Fark. That."
 
2012-05-17 03:08:52 AM

stewbert: Pigs eat and root in shiat. Filthy motherfarkers.


They aren't so disgusting naturally. You'd eat and root in shiat too if you were forced to live in those conditions.
 
2012-05-17 06:40:53 AM
Maybe I can lose a hat size or 2.
 
2012-05-17 07:18:22 AM
Ugh. I ate a pork chop last night too.
 
2012-05-17 07:52:51 AM
Since nobody else said it:

KHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAANNN!!!!
 
2012-05-17 08:33:15 AM

ArcadianRefugee: stewbert: Pigs eat and root in shiat. Filthy motherfarkers.

They aren't so disgusting naturally. You'd eat and root in shiat too if you were forced to live in those conditions.


That's actually what pigs do normally. That's why they are so devastating to habitats where they have no predators. The eat the root of plants, killing the whole thing. Hawaii has been fencing off and systematically killing wild pigs for years just for this reason.
 
2012-05-17 09:09:43 AM
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2012-05-17 09:15:40 AM
And that's why I like my bacon crispy.
 
2012-05-17 01:11:29 PM

CygnusDarius: Infernal Wedgie: I do a lot of neurocysticercosis research, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/crispy bacon is safe

What about raw bologna sausage?.


It was good last night :)
(husband is from Bologna, that's the joke)
 
2012-05-17 04:16:44 PM

Shadow Blasko: Great Porn Dragon: (As an aside--there's another, non-pork-related means where people can contract neurocysticercosis...in this case, it's from raccoons (or more properly, raccoon poo) and it's an infection of brain roundworms known as Baylisascaris neurocysticercosis. And for additional nightmare fuel, there pretty much IS no effective treatment and it's even more devastating neurologically than the stuff you get from pork tapeworms...it's the biggie reason (that and rabies) why you DON'T want Ricky the Raccoon frolicking in your backyard or kept as a pet :P)

Just wait until EPM starts spreading to humans.

It's already in Raccoons, Horses, and some domestic animals in the Carolinas. It's been jumping species pretty quickly.

/deals with raccoons a lot, one of them an EPM survivor, verified through spinal tap.


Oh gods, you had to bring up that nasty bit of high-octane nightmare fuel, didn't you? :P

For those who have no farking idea what we're talking about: EPM is Equine Protozoal Meningitis. Yes, as in a brain-eating protozoa that is transmitted by opossum crap; possums are the definitive host, and not just horses but cats, other livestock, and dogs have gotten this from possum-poo.

Oh, and possums are the OTHER critters who like to get into suburban yards and eat the cat food set out for kitteh and get into garbage cans and such...and no, they don't play dead when accustomed to humans, they're more like marsupial New York City rats with none of the basic charm of a Norway rat and the general ill temper of a drop-bear with PMS. (Yes, I know of people who've been chased by angry possums.)

The only four things you can say good about EPM is a) there is at least effective early treatment in horses that could be adapted to humans, b) there is at least an experimental vaccine for horses, c) you can't really catch it from anything but possums and possum crap, and d) at least it's not brain-eating amoebas that will kill you farking dead in 48 hours.

That said--I'm actually a little shocked it HASN'T already crossed over into humans in eastern Kentucky; there are people there who actively hunt and kill possums for food and that area is also prime possum territory :P
 
2012-05-17 04:29:42 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Shadow Blasko: Great Porn Dragon: (As an aside--there's another, non-pork-related means where people can contract neurocysticercosis...in this case, it's from raccoons (or more properly, raccoon poo) and it's an infection of brain roundworms known as Baylisascaris neurocysticercosis. And for additional nightmare fuel, there pretty much IS no effective treatment and it's even more devastating neurologically than the stuff you get from pork tapeworms...it's the biggie reason (that and rabies) why you DON'T want Ricky the Raccoon frolicking in your backyard or kept as a pet :P)

Just wait until EPM starts spreading to humans.

It's already in Raccoons, Horses, and some domestic animals in the Carolinas. It's been jumping species pretty quickly.

/deals with raccoons a lot, one of them an EPM survivor, verified through spinal tap.

Oh gods, you had to bring up that nasty bit of high-octane nightmare fuel, didn't you? :P

For those who have no farking idea what we're talking about: EPM is Equine Protozoal Meningitis. Yes, as in a brain-eating protozoa that is transmitted by opossum crap; possums are the definitive host, and not just horses but cats, other livestock, and dogs have gotten this from possum-poo.

Oh, and possums are the OTHER critters who like to get into suburban yards and eat the cat food set out for kitteh and get into garbage cans and such...and no, they don't play dead when accustomed to humans, they're more like marsupial New York City rats with none of the basic charm of a Norway rat and the general ill temper of a drop-bear with PMS. (Yes, I know of people who've been chased by angry possums.)

The only four things you can say good about EPM is a) there is at least effective early treatment in horses that could be adapted to humans, b) there is at least an experimental vaccine for horses, c) you can't really catch it from anything but possums and possum crap, and d) at least it's not brain-eating amoebas that will kill you farking dead in 48 hours. ...


Yeah, but it is such a nasty death. Even with treatment, our raccoon suffers seizures and bilateral ataxia 5 years after infection.

What worries me is that the equine treatment doesn't seem to work well on other animals, and they are not really interested in treating it in wildlife, basically because there is no money in it.

UK, U of L, and OSU (and Duke, I think) are doing research, but everything I have read is that they are doing it all on horses.

U of L's "how to keep your horse from getting EPM" basically says "Kill everything around your barn that is not a horse" :(

We had to FIGHT to get them to recognize that our raccoon had CONTRACTED EPM, and was not just a dead end carrier. (of course, that was 5 years ago.. I think attitudes have changed since)
 
2012-05-17 04:31:44 PM

Great Porn Dragon: eat the cat food set out for kitteh


Everything likes cat food. It's the french fries of the animal food world. Damned near 0 nutritional value.. and lots of fat.

They can't LIVE on it, but god does wildlife love to eat it.
 
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