January 7, 2008

Talk about Blue Balls!

Literally! The Today Show always airs the deep touching stories, like Paul Karason, a Cali native who took a skin medication 10 yrs ago and turned blue! The Today Show says "The condition he has is called argyria, and NBC’s chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, said it’s caused by the silver that Karason used to treat his dermatitis and has been drinking in a liquid form called colloidal silver on and off for some 14 years."

What's Dematitis? Wikipedia (my favorite source for EVERYTHING) says its "the inflamation of the skin". Aww, he was such a cutie when he was on the show today, that must be tough having people staring at you, but c'mon..

Update: I STILL can't get over how cute this old man is. Its like he automatically looks sad just because he is the color blue. Why can't Matt Lauer make him a normal skin tone? If anyone has the God-like ability.. its Matt Lauer.

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13 comments:

Nanette said...

He looks like people do in the negative of a picture! WHOA!

nicoleantoinette said...

I say this and was like "eeeee!" and thought immediately of oompa loompas. Even though they're not blue?

Weird, I know.

Virginia said...

He looks a lot like Santa...but, like, really cold. That is SO weird!

legallyheidi.com said...

hahaha i agree with virginia - santa.

but...santa + oompa loompa.

hahahaha

p.s. <3 the new layout!!

Maxie said...

Oh wow. Crazy.

Katelin said...

I saw him on this morning and wow. Gotta feel bad for the guy.


pps. like the new signature, tre cute.

WeezerMonkey said...

Six comments, and nobody mentioned Papa Smurf? For shame!

Marriage-101 said...

Oh man Weezer Monkey beat me...my coworker sent this to me about a week or two ago with the subject line "Real-Live Papa smurf?"

The thing I don't get is he still drinks the shit he thinks turned him blue!!! asshat.

Susie said...

OMG scary! I really wish I saw that...

LOVE your signature. That's what I'm going to have to try next!

Lisa G said...

Isn't that a condition that one of the characters had in "five people you meet in heaven?" I didn't think it was real. Wow. Also Julie..should Tom and I ever make it to Boston for a visit, I'm requesting an "html cocktail brunch" cuz this new style looks awesome!

Sarah said...

I have to say, the first thing I thought of was Papa Smurf too. Poor guy :(

Kay said...

don't want to judge, but dude looks weird =)

R said...

The Monkey beat me to the Papa Smurf thing. Dude, all he needs in that white hat and Gargamel chasing him!