Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Off Topic

How do you know when a cut is just a cut and when you need to get a tetanus shot?

49 comments:

Wen said...

When you touch a Kardashian.

Gayeld said...

Get the shot. you'll love it.

secret said...

As soon as you wonder if you have tetanus

LottaColada said...

So many health issues lately. Take care of yourself!

derek harvey said...

I have a better question----what does everyone think of the Molly epidemic? My friends sister nearly OD'd this weekend on it and she never used drugs before that. Why do people like EDM shows? They are very boring unless you are on drugs IMO...should they be banned?

cebii said...

better off getting the shot. You only need one every ten years, so if you get it now, you don't have to worry for a long time.

Caraface said...

Deep cuts and puncture wounds may merit a tetanus shot, if you haven't had one within the last ten or so years. Though I doubt this was a serious question :)

SusanB said...

You need a tetanus shot every 10 years period. Don't wait until you think you might need one. If memory serves, it also includes vaccines for diphtheria and pertussis (sp?). It's a pain but get it.

AndrewBW said...

If your arm falls off, you don't need a tetanus shot.

MISCH said...

how old are you ?

Lady Heisenberg said...

Molly is getting more and more popular, especially among the 15-25 demographic. The main concerns are the purity/content of the drug, poly drug interactions and dehydration. I hate playing Mom with my students, but I always nag them to test their pills if they roll at EDM shows. All the kids these days go to EDC and the like, and pill testing lots are becoming the new needle exchanges

Pip said...

I don't know anyone who is a regular molly user. I'm 27, I think I'm considered too old for the molly scene.

derek harvey said...

@Lady---it is just awful---I tried it once---awful experience--didn't get sick but tripped out big time and heard voices etc the next day---NEVER again---I don't know anyone whos had a rad experience doing it

derek harvey said...

I am 30 and I did it 4 years ago--and yeah I felt too old doing it lol

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yikes Derek- that is awful! Sadsies for you and your friend. Wish I could say that I don't know anyone who likes it lol. It's huge here in the drug capital of the world! On UC and CSU campuses, it's second in popularity only behind marijuana. A lot of them were buying it online through Silk Road etc too

derek harvey said...

thanks @LadyH---I survived--no hospital or anything but I know a couple who had to go. Horrible. I suspect we are going to have many brain dead youths walking around in a few years----god knows long-term effects of this shit

Groggy said...

Always err on the side of caution when it comes to your health.

derek harvey said...

We can study at University all you want but when your brain is fried in is not much good!

derek harvey said...

*you can---
I blame molly for all my typos!

Ro said...

This!!

Bitters said...

We had a city councillor here in toronto spouting off about 2 drug related deaths at an edm fest- this isn't anything new, they used to do E at raves and warehouse parties back in the day.
It's never been my thing but if kids are going to do it they should be on the lookout for each other abs hydrate like no ones business.

derek harvey said...

@Bitters---yup I live in Toronto--but my friend got sick at Lollapooloza

Count Jerkula said...

Shrooms and LSD are good enough for me, when I feel the need for a challenge.

About the blind, liberal use of peroxide. I haven't had a tetanus shot in 15+ yrs and get cut all the time at work. As long as yer not piercing yerself w/ rusty nails, you'll be OK.

Sugar said...

I cut my index finger but good while trying to cut an apple the other day. I hope I don't get tetanus!

Sugar said...

Count It's like you answered my post before I even posted it...... dun dun DUN!!!!!!

Bitters said...

Isn't lolla only in grant park these days? I went to the first few in toronto and then Barrie..
And it's funny re: stupid city comments pointing at ink and Charles considering that councillor supported muzik of all clubs

Bitters said...

Stay up to date on your tetanus!

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

What kind of a wasteland is the US? Here you get vaccinated as a kid and never again unless you cut yourself inside a septic tank or something like that, or your skin changes its colour. That's because our enviroment is sorta clean.

Vintage Pink said...

Rust is what gives you tetanus. Not just cutting.

Sugar said...

I was cutting that apple with a rusty knife I found at the bottom of a dumpster full of poo while standing in a cesspool. Should I be worried. My jaw hurts..

rajahcat said...

enty is becoming a hypochondriac

Yoj said...

@Wen
@Sugar "while standing in a cesspool"
LOL

derek harvey said...

@Bitters---she was in Chicago when in happened

Gayeld said...

@Kermit. Tell that to my mother. Every time I stepped on a nail (we lived in the country, I hate shoes,) she'd drag me in for another one. NO ONE NEEDS THREE TETANUS SHOTS IN A YEAR!

Robert said...

If you cut yourself on something metallic and you can't remember the last time you got a tetanus shot, get a tetanus shot.

crila16 said...

Anything rusty piercing your skin, you need a tetnus shot.

I've stepped on a tack before...a non-rusty one. It hurt like a mofo...but I ended up not getting a shot, and I lived.

auntliddy said...

Sug-well apparently if u were in canada, u r fine! Lol

auntliddy said...

Stepped in a rusty nail attached to board in empty lot as a kid. It went thru my shoe into sole of foot. I stood there screaming, with board dangling off my foot. My friends sister ran over, looked at me, looked at my foot, and yanked it out. If she hadnt, i might atill be there! Lol. Anyway i had to have tetnus shot and since i was 8 i screamed like a banshee. Anyhoo, all of this leads to me thinking u need tetnus shot when rusty metal is involved.

Count Jerkula said...

@Sugar: HEAVENS TO BETSY! You better go to the Dr and get one of them Tetanu/Cholera/Full Blown AIDS shots. Be careful you don't catch the Autism from it though.

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

WOW

Blasie said...

Rust is oxidized iron and cannot give you tetanus. Bacterial contamination is the problem, especially that found in barnyards. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the past couple of years get one.

Jennmcn said...

Rusty, bloody,punctured, and drunk? Can't remember your last tetanus shot, that's a giant YES, you need one dummy.

bellaluna said...

Cut yourself on anything unclean and metal, and you get a tetanus shot.

bellaluna said...

Re: Molly and hydration: There was a girl a few years back who tried Molly and wound up dead due to water intoxication. She felt so thirsty and kept drinking water, and she died.

Bitters said...

I figured as much but who knows if they are moving from city to city like they originally did..
Hope she's better now and had some supplemental insurance down there.

Bitters said...

That's crazy! Damn kids- guess they need to appoint a sober friend who gets free food and festival tix to watch over ppl.

Lady Heisenberg said...

@bella: that's becoming common too, but not nearly as prevalent as dehydration. Be careful peeps!

A lot of the ravers are starting to call Molly "Suicide Tuesday" because of the lows that follow a weekend of dancing with light sticks in your underwear in the desert. It seriously fucks up your serotonin levels and can cause serious neurological problems.

Derek: I've seen a few severe neurological problems emerge in youths that used Molly. Seen a couple from shrooms, but those guys used it way too excessively. The worst brain damage I've seen from drug use was among the huffers actually.

CanadianMiss said...

You can actually get tetanus from the soil. So gardeners, get the shot regardless.

Count Jerkula said...

@LadyH: What kinda stuff they huffing? I always heard freon was really bad, nitrous not so much.

That "walking on sunshine" broad huffing the CO2, I just wanna kick in the head. WTF does CO2 do for ya?