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July 10, 2004 1:28 PM   Subscribe

Fun with your tracheostomy.
posted by Wet Spot (9 comments total)
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:37 PM on July 10, 2004

This is truly the best of the net. I'm sure that when Vint Cerf was first designing TCP, his primary thought was "some day, people will post photos of them having fun with their tracheostomy". The trach pr0n can't be far behind.
posted by Nelson at 2:06 PM on July 10, 2004

There are so many many things wrong with this.
posted by dhoyt at 2:15 PM on July 10, 2004

I found the disclaimers to be as amusing as the 'stunts'
posted by Busithoth at 3:40 PM on July 10, 2004

what dhoyt said...but i'm glad that guy can have fun with it.
posted by amberglow at 3:59 PM on July 10, 2004

Oddly, I was listening to "Take my breath away" by Berlin as I loaded this.
posted by Hildegarde at 5:41 PM on July 10, 2004

When I worked as a Respiratory Therapist, I found that people have a lot of fun with their trachs. In the hospital we're very serious about such things --- but when you live with the thing 24/7 --- well, you learn to not take it so seriously.

It's sort of -- posthuman goofiness.

I appreciate all the disclaimers as well. Because trying some of those things you really could do damage. the fact that his trach is cuffless means that air can escape around the trach and up -- if it were a cuffed trach some of those stunts could easily cause a collapsed lung and other effects.

Wacky stuff.
posted by artlung at 7:19 PM on July 10, 2004

There are so many many things wrong with this.
True, but the fact that he can have a sense of humour about it is a testament to the nature of human beings.
posted by dg at 11:15 PM on July 10, 2004

A testament indeed, dg. Did you see the look of joy on the man's face in those pictures? I have to respect that.

But at the same time I shuddered. And thought of Dead Again, when Andy Garcia smokes a cigarette through his trach. Should be required viewing for all eighth graders.
posted by orange swan at 4:08 PM on July 11, 2004

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