November 3, 2009

As Old As Creation


And on the 7th day, God created Syphilis. And He said, "Ain't that a bitch."

WPA Poster
1936 or 37
from The Library of Congress

14 comments:

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Amen!

Ms. Moon said...

Dinosaurs had syphilis?

downtown guy said...

Those dirty, dirty dinosaurs.

Mary said...

This is maybe my favourite SO FAR...

I know you've read Irving's Hotel New Hampshire - did you also read Water Method Man? There's a section in it where the main character gets The Clap and it's a hoot...
If you have NOT read it let me know and I'll relate the story :)

Cheers, Mary

downtown guy said...

I have read that one, but it was a million years ago, when dinosaurs got syphilis. Remind me?

Mary said...

The teenager and his friend boff the town trampoline, and he thinks at first "Oh, it's a rash." Then wakes up one morning, goes into the bathroom where his Dad is shaving. Son straddles the toilet, and let's loose his stream, through what feels like ground glass and razor blades. Son screams in pain (NFK)

Dad cuts himself shaving, starts to bleed pinkly through the shaving foam, then he looks at his son's Offending Member, and announces loudly, "CLAP!"

Mother, downstairs and listening to the commotion, starts to applaud ;)

STILL makes me laugh to think about it!

downtown guy said...

That's hilarious. John Irving is one of those great-when-he's-great, unreadable-when-he-ain't authors.

screamish said...

How filthy is that look that dinosaur is giving the other one? I know what HE was thinking...

downtown guy said...

It's true! He's thinking, "Man, that's some hot, hot, cold blooded dinotail there."

Can you imagine dinosaurs humping?

Ms. Moon said...

Probably noisier than cats. Noisier than May's neighbors.

May said...

Maybe my neighbors ARE dinosaurs! Maybe I should clap!

white rabbit said...

But I've never had sex with a dinosaur!!!

And now it's too late....

*exit sobbing*

downtown guy said...

Y'all crack me the fuck up.

Tiff said...

thank god. dinosaurs DIDN'T die from syphilis. cause that's what I was taught in sex ed. free love anyone?