noodling for smeet

It looks as though the Ypsilanti Historical Society finally pushed through that politically-motivated measure to rename Frog Island Park in honor of our furry, flying, amphibian mascot, the Smeet Frog.

While we’re on the subject of the Smeet, I was wondering if anyone out there might have a home remedy for a bite. I got one a few weeks ago, while doing some midnight noodling in the river, and I don’t think it’s healing right. (There isn’t any truth to the rumor that the lay eggs under the skin, is there?)

[For a song about the Smeet, click here.]

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  1. Patty
    Posted April 10, 2006 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Didn’t you see the cover of the Sunday New York Times? (“Beyond Swollen Limbs, a Disease’s Hidden Agony”)
    I have two words for you: Male Hydrocele. Stop the noodling and get thee to a doctor.

  2. Stella Magdalen
    Posted April 10, 2006 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Not that I’m taking your alleged “Bite” too seriously but, the ultimate home remedy for me, for serious bites, (I’m allergic to wolf spider bites ferinstance) other skin infections and earache, is baked onion poultice.
    For me, this is a miracle cure and saves me going to the Dr. and most recently ER for a nasty infection.
    Bake half an onion approx 1/2 hour, wrap in a bandana or such when cool enough to handle, apply to affected area for as long as possible. Can be rewarmed in microwave.
    Grated or sliced raw potato poultice is ok, but not as strong.
    I submit this mostly because you have a kid now and it’s one of those things I think parents can benefit from.

  3. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted April 10, 2006 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I rented an adult feature (by accident) once that was entitled “Noodling the Smeet.”

  4. mark
    Posted April 10, 2006 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I want to make a sign for the park that says, “No Smeet Noodling.” If anyone wants to help, let me know.

  5. mark
    Posted April 12, 2006 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    What, no one wants to be a part of Ypsilanti history?


  6. mark
    Posted April 12, 2006 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    And, Patty, I will NEVER forgive you for making me read the following passage:

    “I’ve trained a lot of other surgeons to do this operation,” he said as he sliced open the engorged scrotum of 68-year-old Gesner Nic

  7. mark
    Posted April 12, 2006 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    And, Stella, you can take Patty’s place as my female friend in Chicago (if you’re willing to relocate there).

    And thank you for the onion remedy. Hopefully is will help my scrotum full of worms.

  8. Stella Magdalen
    Posted April 13, 2006 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Chicago is one of my favourite cities, but the commute to school oi! Not to mention I’d lose all my big fish little pond bennies. Which don’t include lymphatic worms, thankfully. Good luck with that cauterizing scrotal scalpel thing.

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