April 25, 2008

It's not just for performance art projects anymore.

Menstrual blood to heal your heart.

21 comments:

George said...

I think scientific research is performance art.

These guys in lab coats must sit around saying, "Hmm, we need more grant money. Let's find out if potatoes prevent cancer. Maybe eating ground-up seashells improves night vision. Mango skin extract? Good for liver function, maybe...."

vet66 said...

"Aunt Flow" to the rescue.

rhhardin said...

Womb tears grow heart muscle. It's empathy strength.

Fingernail clipping cells harden the heart, I bet.

Bissage said...

This latest scientific finding comes as no surprise to those of us who have long credited a robust, stout and vigorous bodily constitution to the taking of a daily tonic of tincture of menses.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Heather Menzies sells a tincture? Wow. The hills really are alive...

Simon said...

Haha. Open wide, guys!

vbspurs said...

Simon, what do you mean "guys"?

:P

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

My first reaction, eww.

My second reaction, cool.

My third reaction, after reading that multipotential stem cells could ALSO come from menstrual blood, and thus lower/eradicate the need of them from foeti, WOW!

Talk about thinking outside the box, Dr. Japanese Scientists sirs and mesdames!

My only question is, it's not like menstrual blood is a recent discovery. What took them so long?

Cheers,
Victoria

Fen said...

Now I'm wondering about an old girlfriend's Wicca texts. Menstrual blood was a common potion component.

Hmmmm....

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Fen: 'old girlfriend' as in former or 'old girlfriend' as in elderly hag?

vbspurs said...

Now I'm wondering about an old girlfriend's Wicca texts. Menstrual blood was a common potion component.

Hmmmm....


Yes, Fen, also in Macumba (Br.) / Santeria taking menstrual blood and having a man quaff a drink laced surreptiously with it, will make him fall in love with you forever.............

(One Red Bull joke per poster, please)

Since love and the heart are intertwined, my only question is, which of those Japanese scientists is a closet santero?

Cheers,
Victoria

Triangle Man said...

Victoria, I'll see your Red Bull and raise you a Chupacabra.

vbspurs said...

Victoria, I'll see your Red Bull and raise you a Chupacabra.

Too rich for my blood.

Cheers,
Victoria

blake said...

My only question is, it's not like menstrual blood is a recent discovery. What took them so long?

It's taken them this long to get over their squickiness.

vbspurs said...

It's taken them this long to get over their squickiness.

Squickiness! It's like squeamishness with quickness and slickness all in one.

I love to be present during the birth of a coinage, Blake!

To continue the blood theme tonight, did you know Demi Moore uses leeches as a beauty treatment?

The little darlings help detox you out of wrinkles, apparently.

Cheers,
Victoria

Trooper York said...

This dude gets on an elevator with this really hot chick. After they go a couple of floors he turns to her and says “Can I smell your pussy.”
“Certainly not you pig,” she squeals.
“Oh then it must be your feet.”

blake said...

"Squick" is an Althouse-ism, yes?

I can hardly take credit for nouning the adjective. Now, had I verbed it:

"Let me tell you, upon reading this story, I squicked for an hour!"

That! That would have been an accomplishment!

blake said...

Although I see the post that I link has Althouse already verbing it, though with a different meaning.

Alas.

blake said...

As for Demi's leeches (pausing to omit joke about Ashton Kutcher here), I don't trade in celebrity gossip.

As a native of the City of Angels, I grew up with the slander that passes for reportage; it was, in fact, my first exposure to distrusting journalism.

Freaky tho'. ;-)

vbspurs said...

Thanks for the squick link, Blake! I guess I wasn't around for that.

Whatever happened to Maxine Weiss? Has she "transformed" herself into one of the newer trolls? Though at the end of my last Althouse stay, I was beginning to get her.

Cheers,
Victoria

blake said...

Victoria,

One of the regulars here has it worked out that Maxine turned itself into Titus, and is actually a number of Althouse "personalities".

I haven't investigated, myself, 'cause, you know, who cares, really?