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I heard something about this on the radio the other day about a huckster back in the early 1900s who used to perform goat testicle transplants in humans. Perhaps surprisingly, a lot of people were taken in by this guy's legitimate-looking operation:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/04/19/bobro119.xml

John Brinkley, pioneer quack


Kate Summerscale reviews Charlatan: the Fraudulent Life of John Brinkley by Pope Brock

One night in November 1917, in a small clinic in Kansas, Dr John Brinkley performed a pioneering operation on an impotent 46-year-old farmer called Bill Stittsworth.


John Brinkley and his wife in surgey at their famous Milford clinic
The farmer lay on a table. The doctor came into the room bearing a silver tray, on which a pair of freshly cut goat testicles lay on a bed of cotton. He made two incisions in the patient's scrotum, placed a goat testicle in each, and sewed them into place.

A fortnight later, Stittsworth declared that the transplants had restored his sexual vigour - he was as randy as a billy goat. He recommended the procedure to friends, and sent his wife to Brinkley for a pair of goat ovaries.

A year later, when the doctor had opened a bigger clinic to cater for the huge demand for his transplants, Mrs Stittsworth gave birth to a boy - "named Billy," writes Pope Brock, "perhaps after the goat".

In this very funny biography, Brock describes how Brinkley got rich on goat gonads. With a genius for publicity, and a fake medical diploma bought for $100, he persuaded hundreds of American men to submit to his operations.
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Originally posted by Phoenix Rising:
Could be your opportunity to get a pair PB.


By the way, Phoebe Rising, did you know that controlled clinical studies have proven conclusively that those who post comments that appear to be attacking another poster's manhood or masculinity are displaying characteristic signs of latent homosexuality and reflect on that person's general uncomfortableness with their own sexual identity?

I was going to tell you that in a PM (to spare you the humiliation), but I thought that other forum readers might be interested in learning this fact also. While I understand the tremendous gratification you must get from posting your infantile remarks, you might want to refrain from such childish nonsense in the future to save yourself from future embarrassment.
Here's a visual for you: PR rocking out with his headphones on in the closet at the YMCA with to his favorite band (the Village People) singing to himself "Macho Man"

Body...wanna feel my body?
Body...such a thrill my body
Body...wanna touch my body?
Body...it's too much my body
Check it out my body, body.
Don't you doubt my body, body.
talkin' bout my body, body,
check it out my body

Every man wants to be a macho macho man
to have the kind of body, always in demand
Jogging in the mornings, go man go
works out in the health spa, muscles glow
You can best believe that, he's a macho man
ready to get down with, anyone he can

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man (macho man)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! Ow....

Macho, macho man
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah)
I've got to be a macho!

Body, its so hot, my body,
Body, love to pop my body,
Body, love to please my body,
Body, don't you tease my body,
Body, you'll adore my body,
Body, come explore my body,
Body, made by God, my body,
Body, it's so good, my body

You can tell a macho, he has a funky walk
his western shirts and leather, always look so boss
Funky with his body, he's a king
call him Mister Eagle, dig his chains
You can best believe that, he's a macho man
likes to be the leader, he never dresses grand

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! (all right)

Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! All Right!

Ugh! Macho..baby!
Body, body, body wanna feel my body,
Body, body, body gonna thrill my body,
Body, body, body don'tcha stop my body,
Body, body, body it's so hot my body,

Every man ought to be a macho macho man,
To live a life of freedom, machos make a stand,
Have their own life style and ideals,
Possess the strength and confidence, life's a steal,
You can best believe that he's a macho man
He's a special person in anybody's land.

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man (macho man)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! (dig the hair on my chest)

Macho, macho man (see my big thick mustache)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! (Dig broad shoulders)

Macho, macho man (dig my muscles!)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho!

Macho, macho man
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! HEY!"
I don't know what's more disturbing: the fact that you know all the words to that song or the fact that your so sensitive when someone gets your "goat". (sorry, I couldn't resist! Wink )

I think Fish was just pulling your leg, don't take it so hard. Didn't you ever get teased from your friends in high school?... What am I saying? These are men I'm talking about here. This is one area in which they never truly grow up in- they will ALWAYS be 15 years old when it comes to giving each other a hard time about their "business". Roll with it, is my advice. GoFish can take it just as well as he receives it. Big Grin
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Originally posted by mandomama:
I don't know what's more disturbing: the fact that you know all the words to that song or the fact that your so sensitive when someone gets your "goat". (sorry, I couldn't resist! Wink )

I think Fish was just pulling your leg, don't take it so hard. Didn't you ever get teased from your friends in high school?... What am I saying? These are men I'm talking about here. This is one area in which they never truly grow up in- they will ALWAYS be 15 years old when it comes to giving each other a hard time about their "business". Roll with it, is my advice. GoFish can take it just as well as he receives it. Big Grin


Mandomomma, I realize that you're probably unaware of the recent "history" as far as people getting my "goat". The fact is that this sick bastard Phoenix Rising has been "stalking" me here on this forum and making his childish little insinuations that would suggest that Peace Brother is a homosexual.

Perhaps you yourself wouldn't mind if somebody came along behind a lot of your posts and made comments that you were a lesbian. Myself, I don't really appreciate it.

I can take a little kidding around, but this Phoenix Rising moron is not engaging in good old fashioned locker room fun. Fish maybe, I don't have a problem with him and my reply was not directed at him. It was directed at Phoenix Rising who really needs to GET A LIFE!
I just realized that I thought GoFish said the offending remarks to Peace Brother last night.

Sorry, GF, my mistake. Razzer

I've been absent from the Forums for almost 2 weeks and I guess I have missed the tension between Peace and Phoenix. I thought the above conversation was quite hilarious and didn't understand why Peace Brother got so upset.

Peace Brother, I would let this roll off my back. The more you fight back, the worse it becomes. If he is truly harrassing you, report him. You don't have to respond to him. That's the great thing about not being in high school anymore. As an adult, you can walk away and not take part in childish teasing. Make light of it or ignore it. Eventually it will stop.

Who cares what anyone else thinks? This is an anonymous forum and ALL of us could be homosexuals, bi-sexuals, or transgendered pregnant men pretending to be someone else. Don't that the haters get you down, man. Cool

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