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2012-10-15 12:33:21 PM
Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?
 
2012-10-15 12:36:03 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?


No. Also, you're racist for pointing it out.
 
2012-10-15 12:36:45 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?


I always say "Hispanic-and-span," just to avoid that situation.
 
2012-10-15 12:40:08 PM
Oh goody. Let's all fap to the word spic in the headline.
 
2012-10-15 12:45:35 PM

Donnchadha: FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?

No. Also, you're racist for pointing it out.


Yeah, you crossed the line there. Or the border, perhaps.
 
2012-10-15 12:50:35 PM
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2012-10-15 12:51:17 PM
Apparently having pets reduces the risk of children having allergies.
 
2012-10-15 01:25:03 PM
The whole thing is common sense -- something which has been becoming an endangered commodity.

Your great-grandparents may have died early, but not because of weak immune systems. Most had the immune systems of an elephant. More than likely, they worked themselves to death or caught one or more of the deadly diseases we now have immunizations for.

The invention of 'Personal Cleansers' was cool, along with various in home health aids, but, naturally, exaggerated advertising on behalf of the manufacturers made the weak of mind believe that they were absolutely necessary to prevent certain death -- and increase the profit margin. Clever advertising as been a bane for ages as the truth is skirted, exaggerated or simply ignored in order to sell more products.

Exposure to diseases, in a limited form, develops immunities. Quite often without the kid even showing any signs of being ill. By the time you reach middle age, your immune system should already be fully charged up because by then, your body is no longer able to handle contamination as well and exposure to diseases that wouldn't make you ill as a child could make you sick as an adult as you slowly develop the immunity.

My childhood consisted of a lot of soap and water, but then again, as a kid I jumped feet first into everything dirty I found. My Mom often made me change my cloths outside before coming in and then it was straight to the tub. Living in a rural area, I had acres of forest to prowl and play in and I did.

I handled scores of small critters, climbed trees, dug holes, swam in lakes, ate unwashed, wild berries, crawled, ran and walked through dirt and usually sported a host of scratches, cuts, scabs and bug bites.

However, by the time I entered that bacterial mixing pot of High School, my immune system was so massive that I very rarely got sick.

By the time I graduated, there were antibacterial soaps out, germ killing sprays, machines popped up selling you filtered, decontaminated water sterilized with green UV rays. (I never have figured out the GREEN UV rays. UV is purple.) Shortly after came handy wipes (little treated napkins that came in tiny packets) disinfecting floor cleaners, spray cleaners and more.

Shortly after, the TV started informing you of how your home could kill or sicken you and your kids if you didn't use assorted anti-germ products and assorted science channels started disclosing how much lethal bacteria and viruses lurked in the dirt outside your door, on city streets, door knobs, light switches, drinking fountains and (the horror) Public Seats!

Naturally, the business community, sensing major bucks, started producing all sorts of antibacterial cleaners and pointing out the dangers of not using them.

As a result, you have the situation we have today: people with underdeveloped immune systems.
 
2012-10-15 01:28:40 PM

EyeballKid: FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?

I always say "Hispanic-and-span," just to avoid that situation.


I think subby actually typed chink-n-span and got FarkFiltered.
 
2012-10-15 02:47:57 PM
I prefer to clean my floor with Wop-n-Mop.
 
2012-10-15 02:56:09 PM
 
2012-10-15 03:10:12 PM
My mom used to use Spic and Span. Those shower tiles are still green.

What a horrible product.
 
2012-10-15 03:12:36 PM

Elegy: Sometimes it seems like the shame will never wash off.


Wow, where do you people find this shiat? That totally confused my co-worker and I.
 
2012-10-15 03:12:41 PM
I grew up with a dog in the household all my life. Now I have two and a cat, to boot.

I'm not allergic to anything.
 
2012-10-15 03:12:58 PM

MrEricSir: My mom used to use Spic and Span. Those shower tiles are still green.

What a horrible product.


Mr Clean: Because mom always did get moist over Yul Brynner.

media.mrclean.com
 
2012-10-15 03:13:15 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?


...no...

Why, did you?
 
2012-10-15 03:13:42 PM

Donnchadha: FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?

No. Also, you're racist for pointing it out.


No, he's just Carlos Mencia.
 
2012-10-15 03:13:43 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?


I immediately though of the Carlin bit, where you never tell your Mexican maid that you want the place spic and span.
 
2012-10-15 03:13:46 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Unavailable for comment:

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Is that guy wearing a hard boiled egg as a broach?
 
2012-10-15 03:13:53 PM

Rik01: The whole thing is common sense -- something which has been becoming an endangered commodity.

Your great-grandparents may have died early, but not because of weak immune systems. Most had the immune systems of an elephant. More than likely, they worked themselves to death or caught one or more of the deadly diseases we now have immunizations for.

The invention of 'Personal Cleansers' was cool, along with various in home health aids, but, naturally, exaggerated advertising on behalf of the manufacturers made the weak of mind believe that they were absolutely necessary to prevent certain death -- and increase the profit margin. Clever advertising as been a bane for ages as the truth is skirted, exaggerated or simply ignored in order to sell more products.

Exposure to diseases, in a limited form, develops immunities. Quite often without the kid even showing any signs of being ill. By the time you reach middle age, your immune system should already be fully charged up because by then, your body is no longer able to handle contamination as well and exposure to diseases that wouldn't make you ill as a child could make you sick as an adult as you slowly develop the immunity.

My childhood consisted of a lot of soap and water, but then again, as a kid I jumped feet first into everything dirty I found. My Mom often made me change my cloths outside before coming in and then it was straight to the tub. Living in a rural area, I had acres of forest to prowl and play in and I did.

I handled scores of small critters, climbed trees, dug holes, swam in lakes, ate unwashed, wild berries, crawled, ran and walked through dirt and usually sported a host of scratches, cuts, scabs and bug bites.

However, by the time I entered that bacterial mixing pot of High School, my immune system was so massive that I very rarely got sick.

By the time I graduated, there were antibacterial soaps out, germ killing sprays, machines popped up selling you filtered, decontaminated water sterilized wi ...


^ ^ ^ THIS

I used to work with people who would spray anything and everything at work with those antibacterial sprays then biatch and moan that they were always sick. It's like George Carlin said... your immune system is an army! It needs practice! It needs germs to fight! My mom works at a place that looks after foster kids until they can be adopted (most of the kids are from newborn to 2 but the center does accept kids up to about age 12). She never gets sick because she spends 8 - 12 hours a day playing with little kids... nature's ultimate germ spreaders lol.
 
2012-10-15 03:14:09 PM

Gyrfalcon: FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?

...no...

Why, did you?


No, I came here to talk about Mr. Clean making housewives moist.
 
2012-10-15 03:16:44 PM
Take a farkin' chance [you] bunch of goddamn pussies. Besides, what d'ya think you have an immune system for? It's for killing germs! But it needs practice, it needs germs to practice on. So if you kill all the germs around you, and live a completely sterile life, then when germs do come along, you're not gonna be prepared. And never mind ordinary germs, what are you gonna do when some super virus comes along that turns your vital organs into liquid shiat?! I'll tell you what your gonna do ... you're gonna get sick. You're gonna die and you're gonna deserve it because you're farking weak and you got a farkin' weak immune system!

Let me tell you a true story about immunization OK. When I was a little boy in New York city in the nineteen-forties, we swam in the Hudson river. And it was filled with raw sewage! OK? We swam in raw sewage, you know, to cool off. And at that time the big fear was polio. Thousands of kids died from polio every year. But you know something? In my neighborhood no one ever got polio. No one! EVER! You know why? Cause WE SWAM IN RAW SEWAGE! It strengthened our immune system, the polio never had a prayer. We were tempered in raw shiat!

- George Carlin.
 
2012-10-15 03:16:56 PM
El headlino es el racisto.
 
2012-10-15 03:17:15 PM
DUH!
 
2012-10-15 03:17:38 PM

simplicimus: Apparently having pets reduces the risk of children having allergies.


And if you have a pit bull, it reduces the risk of children.
 
2012-10-15 03:17:47 PM
Want to know a treatment for getting rid of serious allergies?
 
2012-10-15 03:18:05 PM

Rik01: The whole thing is common sense -- something which has been becoming an endangered commodity.

Your great-grandparents may have died early, but not because of weak immune systems. Most had the immune systems of an elephant. More than likely, they worked themselves to death or caught one or more of the deadly diseases we now have immunizations for.

The invention of 'Personal Cleansers' was cool, along with various in home health aids, but, naturally, exaggerated advertising on behalf of the manufacturers made the weak of mind believe that they were absolutely necessary to prevent certain death -- and increase the profit margin. Clever advertising as been a bane for ages as the truth is skirted, exaggerated or simply ignored in order to sell more products.

Exposure to diseases, in a limited form, develops immunities. Quite often without the kid even showing any signs of being ill. By the time you reach middle age, your immune system should already be fully charged up because by then, your body is no longer able to handle contamination as well and exposure to diseases that wouldn't make you ill as a child could make you sick as an adult as you slowly develop the immunity.

My childhood consisted of a lot of soap and water, but then again, as a kid I jumped feet first into everything dirty I found. My Mom often made me change my cloths outside before coming in and then it was straight to the tub. Living in a rural area, I had acres of forest to prowl and play in and I did.

I handled scores of small critters, climbed trees, dug holes, swam in lakes, ate unwashed, wild berries, crawled, ran and walked through dirt and usually sported a host of scratches, cuts, scabs and bug bites.

However, by the time I entered that bacterial mixing pot of High School, my immune system was so massive that I very rarely got sick.

By the time I graduated, there were antibacterial soaps out, germ killing sprays, machines popped up selling you filtered, decontaminated water sterilized wi ...


This is why I always lick the handgrabs whenever I'm on the metro. And whenever I see an asian with the construction dust mask on, I walk up, lift it up, and kiss them. Man or woman.
 
2012-10-15 03:18:17 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Gyrfalcon: FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?

...no...

Why, did you?

No, I came here to talk about Mr. Clean making housewives moist.


Giving them some dome?
 
2012-10-15 03:18:35 PM
I kinda figured this out when all of my healthy living relatives started dying early and my relatives who cleaned their ears with their silverware (not a joke, one of them actually used to do that with a knife), never showered, and ate food that had been sitting on the ground for a few hours seemed to all live to 100.
 
2012-10-15 03:19:06 PM

BKITU: I prefer to clean my floor with Wop-n-Mop.


DaCaptain19: I grew up with a dog in the household all my life. Now I have two and a cat, to boot.

I'm not allergic to anything.


My brother and his wife are germaphobes and embraced the germicidal soaps and cleaners as soon as they were available. I don't think it's a coincidence that my niece and nephew each have long lists of allergies. The combination of the phobic cleanliness growing up and the Munchausen's by Proxy hasn't done them much good.
 
2012-10-15 03:19:18 PM
www.fakenews.net /hot
 
2012-10-15 03:19:48 PM

nickerj1:

By the time I graduated, there were antibacterial soaps out, germ killing sprays, machines popped up selling you filtered, decontaminated water steril ...


I used to get a chuckle at an old bar I worked at where people would go in and spend over a minute diligently washing their hands with soap and water and then grab the door handle to open the door. If that handle didn't contain about 500 deadly diseases, I would have been shocked.
 
2012-10-15 03:21:31 PM

LoneCoon: Want to know a treatment for getting rid of serious allergies?


Yes, please tell us! And use preview next time too! Anywho:

Parasites

They activate eosinophiles (a type of white blood cell) giving them things to do rather than losing their minds and attacking itself or assaulting every allergen that dares come near your body. Our cleanliness has given us more allergies and autoimmune disorders. Parasites are bad, sure, but they can be better than other diseases. We're not sterile creatures. A bit of dirt won't hurt too much.
 
2012-10-15 03:22:17 PM
I will look for Wop-n-Mop next time I'm at the store.
 
2012-10-15 03:22:46 PM

FitzShivering: nickerj1:

By the time I graduated, there were antibacterial soaps out, germ killing sprays, machines popped up selling you filtered, decontaminated water steril ...

I used to get a chuckle at an old bar I worked at where people would go in and spend over a minute diligently washing their hands with soap and water and then grab the door handle to open the door. If that handle didn't contain about 500 deadly diseases, I would have been shocked.


I have rage like that smashy face GIF guy when there's a bathroom with an automatic water sink, automatic soap dispenser, automatic air dryer , and a door with a turn handle that opens inward.

At least with a towel dispenser you can turn the knob, and hold the door with your food to discard it...
 
2012-10-15 03:23:40 PM
Killing precious snowflakes through fear and stupidity. It's an American tradition.
 
2012-10-15 03:23:57 PM

Rik01: The whole thing is common sense -- something which has been becoming an endangered commodity.

Your great-grandparents may have died early, but not because of weak immune systems. Most had the immune systems of an elephant. More than likely, they worked themselves to death or caught one or more of the deadly diseases we now have immunizations for.

The invention of 'Personal Cleansers' was cool, along with various in home health aids, but, naturally, exaggerated advertising on behalf of the manufacturers made the weak of mind believe that they were absolutely necessary to prevent certain death -- and increase the profit margin. Clever advertising as been a bane for ages as the truth is skirted, exaggerated or simply ignored in order to sell more products.

Exposure to diseases, in a limited form, develops immunities. Quite often without the kid even showing any signs of being ill. By the time you reach middle age, your immune system should already be fully charged up because by then, your body is no longer able to handle contamination as well and exposure to diseases that wouldn't make you ill as a child could make you sick as an adult as you slowly develop the immunity.

My childhood consisted of a lot of soap and water, but then again, as a kid I jumped feet first into everything dirty I found. My Mom often made me change my cloths outside before coming in and then it was straight to the tub. Living in a rural area, I had acres of forest to prowl and play in and I did.

I handled scores of small critters, climbed trees, dug holes, swam in lakes, ate unwashed, wild berries, crawled, ran and walked through dirt and usually sported a host of scratches, cuts, scabs and bug bites.

However, by the time I entered that bacterial mixing pot of High School, my immune system was so massive that I very rarely got sick.

By the time I graduated, there were antibacterial soaps out, germ killing sprays, machines popped up selling you filtered, decontaminated water sterilized wi ...


Couldn't have said this any better. And take the word of someone who studied microbiology for 2 years. Do not used anti-bacterial soaps (except for the toilet), you are just causing yourself a whole HEAP of troubles later on.
 
2012-10-15 03:24:01 PM

Mr Guy:

At least with a towel dispenser you can turn the knob, and hold the door with your food to discard it...


Hold the door with your food. That sounds unsanitary.
 
2012-10-15 03:24:38 PM
I saw George Carling do a whole bit on this in Vegas in 2001.


It was an old bit.
 
2012-10-15 03:25:35 PM

EyeballKid: FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?

I always say "Hispanic-and-span," just to avoid that situation.


I grew up thinking it was derived from "Hispanic and Spanish" because they made good maids. (my parents were a tad racist).

In any event, I thought this consenquence was pretty obvious. My kids don't use hand sanatizers (although they wash their hands a prudent number of times daily) and they are generally healthy.
 
2012-10-15 03:26:16 PM

Mr Guy: At least with a towel dispenser you can turn the knob, and hold the door with your food to discard it...


Funny typo is funny.
 
2012-10-15 03:26:25 PM

big pig peaches: Mr Guy:

At least with a towel dispenser you can turn the knob, and hold the door with your food to discard it...

Hold the door with your food. That sounds unsanitary.


As long as you discard it right after, it just pisses off the service staff...
 
2012-10-15 03:26:28 PM
Duh... let your kids eat dirt. Let their bodies learn to fight for themselves.
 
2012-10-15 03:27:02 PM
IMHO anyone who carries hand sanitizer is an idiot. The world is a dirty place. Get over it already.
 
2012-10-15 03:27:15 PM

EyeballKid: FirstNationalBastard: Did anyone else stop reading before the words "and span" and come here to say this headline was racist?

I always say "Hispanic-and-span," just to avoid that situation.


Also acceptable are "Latin-American and span" as well as "Chicano-span-bacon-span-span-span-eggs-and-span"
 
2012-10-15 03:27:25 PM

nickerj1: Rik01: The whole thing is common sense -- something which has been becoming an endangered commodity.

Your great-grandparents may have died early, but not because of weak immune systems. Most had the immune systems of an elephant. More than likely, they worked themselves to death or caught one or more of the deadly diseases we now have immunizations for.

The invention of 'Personal Cleansers' was cool, along with various in home health aids, but, naturally, exaggerated advertising on behalf of the manufacturers made the weak of mind believe that they were absolutely necessary to prevent certain death -- and increase the profit margin. Clever advertising as been a bane for ages as the truth is skirted, exaggerated or simply ignored in order to sell more products.

Exposure to diseases, in a limited form, develops immunities. Quite often without the kid even showing any signs of being ill. By the time you reach middle age, your immune system should already be fully charged up because by then, your body is no longer able to handle contamination as well and exposure to diseases that wouldn't make you ill as a child could make you sick as an adult as you slowly develop the immunity.

My childhood consisted of a lot of soap and water, but then again, as a kid I jumped feet first into everything dirty I found. My Mom often made me change my cloths outside before coming in and then it was straight to the tub. Living in a rural area, I had acres of forest to prowl and play in and I did.

I handled scores of small critters, climbed trees, dug holes, swam in lakes, ate unwashed, wild berries, crawled, ran and walked through dirt and usually sported a host of scratches, cuts, scabs and bug bites.

However, by the time I entered that bacterial mixing pot of High School, my immune system was so massive that I very rarely got sick.

By the time I graduated, there were antibacterial soaps out, germ killing sprays, machines popped up selling you filtered, decontaminated water steril ...


I had a friend who worked in Seoul for a few years. He'd purposely sit next to the people wearing the masks and pretend to cough up a storm. Yeah it's kind of a dick move, but it's pretty funny too
 
2012-10-15 03:27:33 PM

LoneCoon: LoneCoon: Want to know a treatment for getting rid of serious allergies?

Yes, please tell us! And use preview next time too! Anywho:

Parasites

They activate eosinophiles (a type of white blood cell) giving them things to do rather than losing their minds and attacking itself or assaulting every allergen that dares come near your body. Our cleanliness has given us more allergies and autoimmune disorders. Parasites are bad, sure, but they can be better than other diseases. We're not sterile creatures. A bit of dirt won't hurt too much.


There's been an excellent bit of research on getting rid of Chrons and IBD through the intentional getting of hookworms. I've considered going overseas for the treatment myself -- bizarrely good success rate (as in, better than any of our pharmaceuticals have for any condition).
 
2012-10-15 03:27:44 PM
your immune system is weak, like Ukraine.
 
2012-10-15 03:28:09 PM
Soon everyone will be wearing rubber gloves and masks, not just the people with a fetish.
 
2012-10-15 03:28:28 PM
at pep boys yesterday my 5yo daughter wanted a travel bottle of purell for her lunch box box because the other kids have it. I told her germs are not all bad and fighting germs makes her healthier. She was not convinced.
 
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