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Hand Washing Awareness Week
December 5, 2002 7:55 PM   Subscribe

Henry the Hand - bet you didn't know that Handwashing Awareness Week is right around the corner - Dec. 8 - 14. Let Henry the Hand teach you how to prevent your hands from turning into dreaded Germ Weapons. Henry travels far and wide to spread his message, but you can download the theme song and order reinforcement tools right from home! brought to you as a public service message
posted by madamjujujive (13 comments total)

 
Hmmm... Henry seems a bit jaundiced, doesn't he?
posted by condour75 at 8:04 PM on December 5, 2002


I actually saw Henry the Hand at the Cincinnati Airport last year.
posted by crunchland at 8:08 PM on December 5, 2002


I used to work with nosepickers, and came to realize that they're basically disease-carrying vermin. ("used to work"? is that there grammar been done right?)

Once I realized that, I started washing my hands with almost obsessive-compulsive frequency. My health improved remarkably.

Handwashing. It's The Right Thing.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:10 PM on December 5, 2002


i used to work with handwashers, and came to realize that they're basically obsessive-compulsive whackjobs.

once i realized that, i started picking my nose with almost vermin-like fervency. my appetite improved remarkably.

nosepicking. it's the right thing.
posted by quonsar at 8:50 PM on December 5, 2002


speaking of obsessive-compulsive whackjobs, henry's handwashing competition seems like it would be the perfect event for the afflicted ...
posted by brina at 8:58 PM on December 5, 2002


Those t-shirts are terrific gear for the child who doesn't get beaten up nearly enough. "Champion Hand Washer" on the back. Oh, my.

Excellent, excellent link, madam.
posted by BT at 9:09 PM on December 5, 2002


condour: Hey according to Henry's germ weapons chart, jaundice can be caused by the evil.. HEPATITIS A!
guess Henry didn't wash his hands...
...some roll model...
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 10:43 PM on December 5, 2002


speaking of obsessive-compulsive whackjobs, henry's handwashing competition seems like it would be the perfect event for the afflicted ...

The perfect o-c whackjob would be someone who washed his hands over and over, and then went Speed Stacking.

As for cleanliness, it's not the germs I mind in my bathroom, it's those d--n Bolsheviks.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:02 PM on December 5, 2002


I recent study in Denmark (where by the way I am writing this and where the Foo Fighters played a brilliant concert last night) has shown that children in kindergarden can reduce their sick-days by one fourth just by washing hands more frequently.
posted by FidelDonson at 3:10 AM on December 6, 2002


To fight off those nasty germs, I slather my hand in lotion and and rub my... oh wait that a different awareness week...
posted by CoolHandPuke at 4:50 AM on December 6, 2002


Really, people: Can't we all just get along?
posted by allaboutgeorge at 4:52 AM on December 6, 2002


And quonsar gets the quip of the day award both for his comeback as well as unwittingly making a pun of the term 'whackjob' with a link about repetitive hand motion. I bow to you sir.
posted by CoolHandPuke at 4:55 AM on December 6, 2002


I used to work with nosepickers...

I can't help but wonder how you knew they were nosepickers, as most pickers pick stealthily. Were they brash about it, flaunting their larger, more impressive boogers in your face? And were there several of them, perhaps a whole cabal of boogerflaunters, as indicated by the plural nosepickers?

Or were you the stealthy one, hedgehogging over their cubicle walls to catch them with fingers up to the knuckles in nostrils?

I just can't help but wonder. This is my curse.
posted by Shane at 5:52 AM on December 6, 2002


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