Friday, May 16, 2008

Please don't make me tickle "Elmo"!

********The Following Blog Entry Is Not For The Faint Of Heart, The Elderly, The Seriously Ill Or The Prudish Sorts. I WILL NOT CENSOR THIS POST, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO BE AWARE OF THIS. IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. (and maybe humorous purposes as well)*********

This world never ceases to amaze me. And people never cease to appall me.

Sometimes I wonder where I should go next on vacation. Disneyland? Hershey, PA? Hawaii? Greece??? Nope. None of those. I have found the next "hot spot" in tourism. It is Husavik, Iceland. I know you are a little leery. Just hear me out!

Husavik, Iceland is home to Sigurdur Hjartarson, an odd but inspiring man to many. Sigurdur Hjartarson is the founder of The Icelandic Phallological Museum.

Yes, you read that right. Definition of Phallus: The Penis. Phallological Museum= A Penis museum.
Museums can be boring, stuffy and also pretentious. I'm thinking none of those apply to this museum.
Here is the link to the article.;_ylt=AnIOQC4sHtq4z4BzK4BOfXftiBIF

I giggle when I read about the hamster's "member" that can only be seen with a magnifying glass! I wanted to forward one of the spam emails I get about penis enlargement to every hamster I know! They'd be grateful.

But my absolute favorite part of the article was the information about the 4 homo sapiens who have volunteered to give their penis to the museum when they die. A German, an American, an Icelander and a Briton. Wow, they must be something special, eh?

The Icelandic donor, a 93-year-old from nearby Akureyri, was a womanizer in his youth who thought having his penis in the collection might bring him eternal fame.
But vanity may make him rethink the offer.
"He has mentioned lately that his penis is shrinking as he gets older and he is worried it might not make a proper exhibit."

Did you hear that? That was my mind blowing.

The American, 52-year-old Stan Underwood, supplied a written description of his penis -- which he purportedly nick-named "Elmo" -- for display alongside a life-size plastic mould of the member as well as his pledge to donate it.

All I can say is...please, please don't make me tickle Elmo.


Shawna said...

I've worked in a nursing home, I am familiar with old penises. No need to go to a musuem filled with em'. Been there, done that, never again!

Shawna said...

Uh-oh. I probably shouldn't have commented on this post. I was already on thin ice with my questionable posts on my blog. I think Bryan and Natalie will just delete my link on their blogs this time!

Corinne said...

That is hilarious, and a little disturbing. What kind of man would donate his phallus?

Bryan said...

Shawna, you saved yourself with that rebuttal. Lisa, you are pushing it!!!

PrincessLisa said...

Rinnie- I completely agree. Disturbing...and funny!

Bryan- I warned you at the beginning of the post. You didn't have to read it. And it was educational.