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On this day when we celebrate that most mysterious and ecstatic of emotions, I think we should all take a moment to give thanks for that most important discovery of humankind: penicillin.

If you don’t believe me when I say this, I suggest you read Deborah Hayden’s Pox: Genius, Madness and the Mysteries of Syphilis.

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Date: 2008-02-14 09:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] capri-chan.livejournal.com
...Would this be a bad time to point out that my father is allergic to penicillin?

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Date: 2008-02-14 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
There are so many inappropriate things I could answer this with, but I won't. So, no. Not a bad time at all.

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Date: 2008-02-14 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vivian-shaw.livejournal.com
WELL SAID MADAM.

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Date: 2008-02-14 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
IT IS A VERY WELL NOT TO GET VD.

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Date: 2008-02-15 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grubby-tap.livejournal.com
Wait, penicillin cures syphilis?! I thought it cured, like, pneumonia or something...shit.

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Date: 2008-02-15 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Penicillin cures lots of things. That is why it is so amazing.

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Date: 2008-02-15 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grubby-tap.livejournal.com
In that case, hurrah penicillin!

As a side note, though, I always thought it was funny that pasteurization sounds like pasture and both have to do with cows and milk, just because the guy who came up with it was named Louis Pasteur.

Teehee.

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Date: 2008-02-15 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paderau.livejournal.com
Ah, good ol' penicillin.

This reminds me of a funny story. I discovered, one day, that the word syphilis is kind of funny sounding. Probably the most comedic name for a VD there is. Well, long story short, after I declared that someone I don't particularly care for deserves syphilis, I declared a toast. Now, among certain friends, we use syphilis instead of cheers.

To syphilis!

Date: 2008-02-16 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
I don't know; I think gonorrhea is a funnier sounding word and VD.

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Date: 2008-02-15 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bending-sickle.livejournal.com
Yay, a post! I've missed you :)

And yep, penicillin is nice to have around.

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Date: 2008-02-16 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Penicillin: good for all seasons, but especially Valentine's Day.

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