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I also applied at the C + C Music Factory, but didn't pass the sweat test.

I also applied at the C + C Music Factory, but didn’t pass the sweat test.

In my early 20s, I had a lot of insurance problems. That means I got a lot of advice that boiled down to “You should get a job with insurance.” After hearing enough of this, I started to wonder if everyone was right and I was just lazy, so I picked up a 9 to 5 at the local factory. I’m pretty sure I signed something prohibiting me from saying what factory it was, but it was a popular chip manufacturer. Continue reading

Step Right Up and See the Amazing Mucus Filled Boy!

Fair warning: there is a picture at the end of this post that is pretty disgusting. I have placed some distance between the text and the picture so you may avoid it at your own discretion.

Though the freak show is only a shadow of its former glory, we still have an entire industry dedicated to exploiting oddities for entertainment. Okay, “exploiting” is probably a strong word, because I believe these people know what they’ve signed up for and have, in some way or another, been compensated for their trouble. See: your hoarders, the strange addicts and the obsessed. Continue reading

Video: The Cystic Fibrosis Diet: A Mouthful of Food and a Handful of Pills

This is a video about how CF affects my digestive system, but I’m not going to bullshit you: I wouldn’t be displeased if this video somehow spun off into a sponsorship deal with Denny’s and/or KFC.

Video: A Brief History of Airway Clearance

As a follow up to the Honey Lungs video, I thought it would be nice to give a brief history of the techniques and devices I’ve used for airway clearance. Unfortunately, even a brief history of airway clearance can run long, so I broke the video up into four parts. Now you can enjoy me forcing the mucus out of my lungs on a schedule that works for you!

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