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I hope this doesn’t go to his head (for obvious reasons)

I don’t recall how I came across this. Perhaps it was while looking for photos of our intrepid mascot that I don’t already have, or perhaps it was to see if anyone else has anything to say about our cheery but strange mascot, the purpose of whose head you really don’t want to think too much about. (On the other hand, I would compare EneMan to Casey Luskin, given how firmly Luskin likes to put his head up the behinds of various luminaries of the “intelligent design” movement, but that would be a profound insult to EneMan, who at least serves a highly useful purpose in preparing the rectum and distal colon for sigmoidoscopies and colonoscopies. Besides, EneMan would never mislead anyone.

But did you know that there are some people out there who think that EneMan is a god and that he should be worshiped? It’s true! For I have discovered the Holy Brotherhood of EneMan, where, as the High Priest states, EneMan is “cleansing evil’s bowels.” It seems as though Kim of Emergiblog is well on her way to becoming a member of this cult.

But, in reality, EneMan is no god, although he does have–shall we say?–special powers. As we find out this month (yes, I forgot to post this on the first of the month, given that I had already posted the traditional “EneMan fool” picture for April Fool’s Day). It turns out, however, that our mascot is a pretty good actor:


“To prep or not to prep”? Personally, I’ll pass as long as I can, but when I hit age 50 and need to get a colonoscopy, I will probably have no choice.

In the meantime, when EneMan hears about this cult, he’ll be insufferable.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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