March 11, 2004

We'll always have parasites

If stuffed microbes aren't enough for you, you can now enjoy a product line of Hello Kitty-like parasites whose publicity material is written in what I can only assume is a deliberate dialect of Engrish:

One day Holly was the lonely girl with not the friend. But she notice a feeling of itching on her head so she must attend doctor. The doctor tells of the infection of many parasites. He give the pills for removal of parasites to Holly, but Holly is sad. Why to kill the parasites? So she gave each of them a name and became happy. The Parasite Pals give some irritation but much fun and love is to be shared.

One of the parasites is actually a beneficial one (Blinky the eyelash mite), but I just don't know about the other ones, like Tickles the tapeworm, who doesn't so much seem like such a fun friend to have around (even if "he is always making jokes to tell"), as this movielet would seem to corroborate.

Posted by Francis at 02:36 PM

I'm sorry, I don't want a head louse that can use power tools.

Thanks for the pointer. I've shared it with all my health-editor friends...

Posted by: Kath at March 11, 2004 04:14 PM


Posted by: Dan at March 11, 2004 05:00 PM