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(Washington Post)   Venezuelan doctor hailed as "hero" in fight against leprosy dies. Let's give him a hand   ( divider line
    More: Hero, New European Recordings, Pan American Health Organization  
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2014-05-12 02:40:18 PM  
Do you use a leprosy die to stamp out leprosy?  It seems that would be a good thing.
2014-05-12 03:31:46 PM  
Did he work for tips?
2014-05-12 03:37:05 PM  
Oh, this thread could make me laugh my ass off.
2014-05-12 04:46:06 PM  
There's a guy in the hot tub, I don't know who
Wait a minute, it looks like Stu!
2014-05-12 05:24:19 PM  
Why was the leper hockey game canceled? Because there was a face off at center ice.
2014-05-12 05:25:06 PM  
Bow to leper messiah.
2014-05-12 05:25:09 PM  
Having leprosy is nothing to fall apart over.
2014-05-12 05:25:43 PM  
2014-05-12 05:26:33 PM  
2014-05-12 05:28:42 PM  
All that hard work and lepers still give him the finger.
2014-05-12 05:30:45 PM  
not bad subs... not bad
2014-05-12 05:31:13 PM  
Sure, just go in and ruin a bunch of lepers source of income by curing them.
2014-05-12 05:34:36 PM  
Not that I consider Weird Al to be the bastion of good taste, I found his "Party at the Leper Colony" song a bit over the line.

So here it is:

Thankfully this is audio only, with a still of the album cover.  I'd hate to think what an actual video for it would look like.

And the lyrics, to ruin a lot of the impending jokes for ya'll:

Finger food and an ice cold cake
It won't cost you an arm and a leg
Dance all night to a rotten band
Come on, people, let's give 'em a hand

Well, Saturday night it's the place to be
Everybody cut footloose with me
At the party at the Leper colony
Oh, there's a party at the Leper colony, hey

Met a little lady, so pretty and young
She was quite a talker till the cat got her tongue
She oozed up beside me, I turned on my charm
Ooh, pretty soon, she was completely disarmed
I said, "Girl, now don't fall to pieces on me"
But she cried her eyes out literally

Hey now, buddy, don't you give me no lip
Sorry, I was using your head for dip
There's a guy in the hot tub, I don't know who
Wait a minute, it looks like Stu
Well, hold the phone now, what do I see?
Another pretty mama got her eye on me
At the party at the Leper colony

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2014-05-12 05:37:32 PM  
You're going to hell subby, you magnificent bastard. Remember to hold the door open for the rest of us, we'll be right behind you.
2014-05-12 05:38:30 PM  
I'm rereading the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant so I'm getting a kick (or maybe just a foot) out of this.
2014-05-12 05:44:07 PM  
With a handy photo of him trying to heal the Sphynx...
2014-05-12 05:48:44 PM  
Favorite Book: A Farewell To Arms.
2014-05-12 05:55:11 PM  

Dave and the Mission: And the lyrics, to ruin a lot of the impending jokes for ya'll:

Finger food and an ice cold cake
It won't cost you an arm and a leg

The last word of the first line in "keg" not "cake".
2014-05-12 05:58:55 PM  
The last word of the first line in is "keg" not "cake".

2014-05-12 05:58:59 PM  
One could argue against his contributions, but they wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
2014-05-12 06:06:05 PM  
Subby is cruel and hard.  I like it.
2014-05-12 06:09:51 PM
2014-05-12 06:27:51 PM  
A good thing he did, too! Life as a leper would be pointless.
2014-05-12 07:00:31 PM
Send subby to detroit!
2014-05-12 07:29:51 PM  

CornFedIowan: The last word of the first line in is "keg" not "cake".


borderline rotsky
/pet peave
2014-05-12 08:00:13 PM
2014-05-12 08:01:36 PM
"Alms for an ex-leper?"
2014-05-12 09:40:49 PM  
Subby, you are the most magnificent of magnificent bastards.  Well done. *slow clap*

*staples hand back on*

*slow clap*

Dammit ...
2014-05-12 09:49:05 PM  
So vax or not, these people will fall apart in social situations
2014-05-13 07:23:54 AM  

busy chillin': This was his favorite song:

Then this one would be a close second...

In all seriousness

"Contrary to folklore, leprosy does not cause body parts to fall off, although they can become numb or diseased as a result of secondary infections; these occur as a result of the body's defenses being compromised by the primary disease.[11][12] Secondary infections, in turn, can result in tissue loss causing fingers and toes to become shortened and deformed, as cartilage is absorbed into the body.[11][12][13] "
2014-05-13 12:15:31 PM  
I guess we won't be seeing much of him around anymore.
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