Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ron Mueck & the Filthy Truth about Handbags

Ya this should prolly be 2 separate posts...but consider it a 2 for 1 post (sounds like a deal..maybe its an olive juice special or something).

This must be spread the word day. I just keep finding incredible information and now art that I feel compelled to share. So the following 2 tidbits are balanced nicely between DISGUST and DELIGHT...together they just might improve your quality of life. Here is goes. First up...the Filthy Truth about Handbangs...and the best for last...Ron Mueck...artist extrodinaire! You are gonna flip when you see his work.

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The Filthy Truth about Handbags

"The NBC Today Show did a segment on how dirty a woman's handbag can get.

HANDBAGS... Have you ever noticed gals who sit their handbags on public
toilet floors, then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the
table? Happens a lot! It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes
stomach distress. Sometimes "what you don't know will hurt you"! Read on...

It turns out handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who
tested them was shocked. Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly
all > of the handbags tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in
harmful kinds of bacteria. Pseudomonas can cause eye infections,
staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin infections, and salmonella and
e-coli found on the handbags could make people very sick. In one sampling,
four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and that's not the
worst of it. "There is fecal contamination on the handbags" says Amy.
Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags, and
lifestyle seemed to play a role. People with kids tended to have dirtier
handbags than those without, with one exception. The handbag of one single
woman who frequented nightclubs had one of the worst contaminations of all.
"Some type of feces, or possibly vomit" says Amy.

So the moral of this story is that your handbag won't kill you, but it does
have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you
eat. Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don't put it
on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen counter top. Experts
say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair of shoes.
"If you think about putting a pair of shoes onto your counter tops, that's
the same thing you're doing when you put your handbag on the counter tops" -
Your handbag has gone where individuals before you have sneezed, coughed,
spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc! Do you really want to bring that home
with you? The microbiologists at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will
help. Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of
leather handbags."

Ron Mueck - Brillant Artist
You all do it...start wandering around the web...and don't remember even how you got somewhere. Well I did that when I discovered this artist. I landed on the mystery blog after dropping Entrecards. However, I couldnt find my way back (and surprisingly they were not listed entrecard art blogs)..so if you are that blogger-- comment and I will link to you.


Ron Mueck - Click here for funny video clips

Is he amazing or what? I would love to see his work in person. Oh the humanity!


Noelevz said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Ron Mueck is such an extra ordinary artist!

Maria said...

It's great what you find via Entre Card, eh??

Like EACH OTHER!! *lol*