“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, October 30, 2006


Just in case you were considering one of those very attractive private-parts piercings, you might want to read this first...

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A teenager who decided to get her breasts pierced for her 18th birthday faces reconstructive surgery after a flesh-destroying infection forced doctors to remove her left breast.
Stephanie Edington of Crawfordsville remained hospitalized Friday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, where surgeons also removed lymph nodes and infected skin up to her collar bone.

Now I'll have to admit there's something vaguely appealing and exotic about adornment piercings on the right person, but seriously, what's the point given the pain and risk involved? I just don't get the current piercing and tattoo rage. What does it prove? Somebody enlighten me.

Oh, and hope your daughter doesn't bring this guy home.


Reid said...

I just finished the autopsy of this young man. He died of lead poisoning from the ink his body was subjected to. It constantly amazes me to see how much someone will endure to look "odd", when they probably looked odd previously and just didn't feel odd enough.

I can see that piecing earlobes has worked out over time, but find it hard to fathom why anyone wishes to look like a Bantu tribesman. Self mutilation is a societal problem, stemming from self worth issues.

We need to propulgate a generation that grows up "clean and pure" and all of these problems will go away. I will continue to work on my kids daily and will hope that a good upbringing will keep this young man or his look alike far from my doorstep as a potential beau. What about you?

Ed said...

My neighbor's teenage daughter dated a guy who had a bunch of facial piercings, and my other neighbor called him "tacklebox" to his face whenever he came over, because he looked like he fell face-first into one.

You guys who have daughters have an extra trying burden to bear. I don't envy your job.