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   Undertoad  Wednesday Sep 13 02:37 PM

September 13, 2006: Fogging health workers in India



xoB suggests this WaPo day in pics item. It's health department workers in Srinagar, India.

They've had massive monsoon rains that have flooded wide areas in the Kashmir valley. Apparently one of the things they do is to spray disinfectant as soon as the flood waters recede.

So I guess that guy is disinfected, then.

Unimaginable and strange. A combination of cleanliness and utter filth. Of forward thinking and backward living. Maybe it's just the best choice in a bad situation.



Elspode  Wednesday Sep 13 02:47 PM

Somehow, being sprayed in the face with DDT doesn't quite fulfill my idea of what a Health Department should be doing.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Sep 13 04:05 PM

I hope he thoroughly read the Material Safety Data Sheet.



milkfish  Wednesday Sep 13 04:42 PM

Maybe it's just a whole lot of Drakkar Noir eau de cologne.



TropicFever  Wednesday Sep 13 04:43 PM

Actually I believe this is a photo of a man with the world's largest puffy white beard



Flint  Wednesday Sep 13 05:03 PM

Nobody has a larger, puffier, whiter beard than God.



Spexxvet  Wednesday Sep 13 05:28 PM

It's the MOSQUITO MAN!!!!!



barefoot serpent  Wednesday Sep 13 06:34 PM

I think it looks Photoschopped to make it more whitier and puffier.



mitheral  Wednesday Sep 13 06:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Somehow, being sprayed in the face with DDT doesn't quite fulfill my idea of what a Health Department should be doing.
As chemicals go DDT is fairly safe for humans.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 13 08:16 PM

No matter what kind of insecticide they use, every time I've had contact with those bug foggers they left an oily film that smelled like kerosene. It's probably some kind of petroleum distillate, so it will coat the surface of any standing water and not evaporate quickly. I should think they probably use the same (primitive) technology over there.



capnhowdy  Wednesday Sep 13 08:23 PM

The guys on the truck look like they're saying "Take that, beatch!". "Watch this guy... he's really gonna DO it!".

I reckon legs are exempt from disinfection. As long as you get the face really well.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Sep 13 09:47 PM

I agree with barefoot serpent; the area to the upper left of the guy's head looks totally photoshopped, clone tool style.



glatt  Wednesday Sep 13 10:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble
I agree with barefoot serpent; the area to the upper left of the guy's head looks totally photoshopped, clone tool style.
I thought he was joking until I read your post and went back and looked. There's no question it was photoshopped. WTF? Why?


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Sep 13 10:44 PM

Hmmm, yes it does, the thinner smoke above the heavy cloud coming out of the gun. Maybe trying the block something on that building? Quick, call Little Green Footballs, we got the goods on the Washington Post.

PS ~ I just checked the WaPo web site, it shows up clearly, but God knows why they would do it unless the picture got damaged in the transmission?



wolf  Wednesday Sep 13 11:36 PM

There are some days leaving work when I feel like someone should do that to me before I walk into my house or otherwise engage in contact with normal society.



joelnwil  Thursday Sep 14 10:07 AM

OK, does anybody remember "I am Curious Yellow"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Curious_(Yellow)

I am thinking of the scene when they go to a clinic because they have crabs, and this old lady uses a paint brush to cover them with disinfectant. That scene has stuck in my mind for some time.



barefoot serpent  Thursday Sep 14 10:08 AM

Now we know where Hajj went after being sacked by Reuters.



Undertoad  Thursday Sep 14 11:13 AM

To AP! The photo credit is Mukhtar Khan-AP



rkzenrage  Thursday Sep 14 08:46 PM

Here in Central FL we get trucks that fog the neighborhoods for mosquitoes, always have as long as I can remember. Sucks to get stuck behind one in your car, or worse, have one fog you on your bike when you were a kid.



Carbohydrate  Thursday Sep 14 09:14 PM

Quote:
Nobody has a larger, puffier, whiter beard than God.
That just about made my day.

Been lurking here for about 2 years now- I suppose it's time I came out ;D


Clodfobble  Thursday Sep 14 10:15 PM

The first post is always the hardest. Welcome!



Elspode  Thursday Sep 14 10:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carbohydrate
That just about made my day.

Been lurking here for about 2 years now- I suppose it's time I came out ;D
Mosquito fog/God beard made you come out?

Takes all kinds, I guess...welcome, Carbo! Stick around and piss off some South Beachers for a bit.


Carbohydrate  Thursday Sep 14 11:19 PM

Thanks for the welcome



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Sep 15 12:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carbohydrate
That just about made my day.

Been lurking here for about 2 years now- I suppose it's time I came out ;D
You were waiting for the Atkins thing to die down, weren't you?
You're safe here.


chrisinhouston  Monday Sep 18 03:37 PM

I live in Houston and they do this all the time in the summer here. At night while lying in bed you can hear the truck coming; it has a beeper and flashing lights and they are spraying something to kill the mosquitos. We have air conditioning so I think we are somewhat safe. It does one to wonder if one lone spray machine can actually do anything against hordes of mosquitos.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Sep 18 08:14 PM

It works, chris...hard to believe but it helps a lot with the little blood suckers. I sometimes wonder what else it kills, though?



footfootfoot  Monday Sep 18 08:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
No matter what kind of insecticide they use, every time I've had contact with those bug foggers they left an oily film that smelled like kerosene. It's probably some kind of petroleum distillate, so it will coat the surface of any standing water and not evaporate quickly. I should think they probably use the same (primitive) technology over there.
HA this reminds me of back when I was a tadger and worked as a gaffer. In the 80s and 90s we saw a lot of fog machine action. sometimes for an on camera thing and other times as an off camera light diffuser.

Anyway mineral oil was a common "safe" fog fluid. It would be heated and atomized spreading all over the set. A few lungfuls and five minutes later everyone was rushing to the heads.

Those in the know downloaded first to avoid the rush. Not sure why breathing it had the same laxative effect as drinking it, but it was pretty funny. The first time I saw it happen, my boss set it up and said "watch this."

Emptied the set for about 20 minutes.


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