With enemas like you, who needs friends?
March 16, 2002 8:52 PM   Subscribe

With enemas like you, who needs friends? Ian and Tony take a trip to Kamp Kolon, and Tony loses his marble.
posted by swell (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That is a remarkable story. Good post.
posted by tcobretti at 9:24 PM on March 16, 2002

It was a "cute" story at first (erm...), but in the end a great read, thanks Swell.
posted by XiBe at 6:46 AM on March 17, 2002

This deserves to go straight into the next edition of Faber's Book of Reportage. Blogs are all very well but nothing beats properly researched, written and edited reporting. Thanks, swell.

On the negative side, it's quite convincing too...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:20 AM on March 17, 2002

You're lucky that on the web you don't get the pictures.

I sat down to lunch, started skimming the colour supplement it was originally in and found the glorious double-page spread of a woman sitting there holding a basket full of, umm, gunk.

Another blog had a link to pinkboard, who provide the equipment you need to do it all yourself.
posted by kerplunk at 7:57 AM on March 17, 2002

. The price is £235.00 inclusive of postage and comes with tubing and tip; you need to provide a container.
Isn't it a bit expensive, this "home kit" pinkboard? I mean, it's a piece of plastic with a hole, a plastic bag and a tube
posted by matteo at 9:24 AM on March 17, 2002

"It must be just what they all needs..."
posted by groundhog at 5:42 PM on March 17, 2002 [1 favorite]

Strangely fascinating article.
posted by mikegre at 6:04 PM on March 17, 2002

Strangely fascinating article.
posted by mikegre at 6:05 PM on March 17, 2002

Fascinating story, but before you book your flight to Thailand, you should really read what the National Council against Health Fraud has to say about colonic irrigation in this article.
posted by bonheur at 10:28 PM on March 17, 2002

Great article. Disturbing but engrossing (no pun intended) at the same time. I'm doubtful of the genuine health benefits of the practice, but still... reclaiming a marble after twenty two years? Good god. I'm scared to even wonder what I'll be taking to the crematorium.
posted by pzarquon at 12:53 AM on March 18, 2002

What has me slightly freaked out is that these people poked at their poop.

I can understand why someone might think colonics could be healthy.

I can't understand why they'd want to put a colander in the toilet and sift through their shit.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:49 AM on March 18, 2002

Rectum? Damn near killed 'em!

Okay, now that I've gotten that purged from my system...

This was a very entertaining article, thank you swell. I'm a little worried about the woman who found long yellow worms with a purple glaze...

Did anybody else feel an overwhelming urge to use the potty after reading this?

(and is anybody else concerned that MeFi is now the home of enema and booger links?)
posted by briank at 9:57 AM on March 18, 2002

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