Undertoad Wednesday Sep 13 02:37 PM
September 13, 2006: Fogging health workers in India
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
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!".
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
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.
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"?
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
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
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
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
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.