Monday, April 9, 2012

Too Much Humanness

For the A-Z Blog challenge, I will be addressing some of life's big questions.
Perhaps together we can find the answers to many heretofore unsolvable mysteries.
 



is for Human Body



Now I'm as big a fan of the beauty of the human body as the next guy.
But does there really have to be so much grossness? Do we really need puss? Farts? Wouldn't we all be happier without zits?

Have you ever walked into a school classroom full of kids right after they come in from recess? Stinky.

Know anyone with athlete's foot?  How do you feel about ear wax? Phlegm? Just the word makes me gag. What possible good can come from tartar build-up?

Are we positive there wasn't a way to create the human body that involved a little less disgusting?

Which brings me to one of my favorite Oscar Wilde quotes:
I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

Tomorrow's Question:
Inflatable advertising?




19 comments:

  1. Good thing I'd already finished my lunch when I read this LOL!

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  2. That picture's funny. Nike all the way.

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  3. And this is why bathrooms just aren't that prevalent in most fiction.

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  4. Glad I had my breakfast before reading. I don't think I'll look at another human the same way ever again without thinking about the questions you posed! LOL! So true about the human body!

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  5. Hahaha, I LOVE the Wilde quote. That man had a wicked sense of sarcasm. Great post!

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  6. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  7. Most of these things are ways of dealing with and getting rid of unpleasantness, or side effects of us coming under attack in various ways. They're actually testaments to the resilience which the human body has evolved.

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  8. Wait a minute. I would not be happier without farts...the people around me would be, but not me haha.

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  9. Without bodily functions, the human body would be in a lot of trouble. :)

    Teresa

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  10. I love the quote and yeah...there's a lot of gross things come out of the human body but just think .... it's out now, gone, until next time. ;) As for farts well, they can be gross, but they can be pretty darn funny, too!
    Great post!

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  11. Heh. Interesting take on the processes of the human body. To be fair, though, athlete's foot and tartar buildup aren't human; they're microorganisms. Microorganisms are also responsible for methane production (farts). And sweaty? Some of that smell is us, but a lot of it is from bacteria on the skin surface. And pus? The body's reaction to invasion by an alien object, usually contaminated with bacteria.

    It's not the human body that's gross; it's all of our hitchhikers.

    Erin

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  12. And you didn't even cover giving birth, one of the craziest things about the human body! I just noticed you put the definition of compendium on your blog :) Love it.

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  13. PS- I definitely agree with the classroom full of sweaty kids comment. I could do without that.

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  14. I AGREE! Hubby dearest and I recently had to help darling daughter with a second brain that was growing in her ear...i gagged and vomitted but kept on mothering. This led to hd searching out youtube vids that had giant zit popping...gak...don't even go there...i just gagged remembering it. So my question is this: we are gross; why video your grossness?

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  15. Puss. BLECH. And, to Jaimee's comment: TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!! (kidding, kind of)

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  16. Yeah, I'm with you on this one. And love that quote!

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  17. haha, agreed. I'm not looking forward to my boys being teenagers, the stinkiness will be difficult.

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  18. Yeah, I'm laughing. Like prerna - I'm already dreading the teen years of my 10mo son. LOL.

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