A day delayed...here he is! It's EneMan's birthday
My name is XXXX, and I run the web site about Constipation:
I recently found your site http://oracknows.blogspot.com and am very interested in exchanging links. I've taken the initiative and posted a link to your site, on this page:
As you know, reciprocal linking benefits both of us by raising our search rankings and generating more traffic to both of our sites. Please post a link to our site as follows:
Description: Now, an all natural discovery allows you to Get Constipation Relief on Demand.
[Remainder deleted, and I'm not putting actual links in]
Arrgh! What hath EneMan wrought?
It's bad enough that I've been linked to from a gay bondage forum before because of our favorite colon cleanser. (The guys there thought he was quite amusing and one suggested he would like to get his hands on an EneMan costume for purposes that I really don't want to contemplate.) Now I'm getting altie pitches for "natural constipation relief." On the other hand, EneMan seems to be pretty popular, and I get lots of hits from Google searches looking for EneMan pictures. I suppose, blog publicity whore that Orac is, any link that leads eyeballs to Respectful Insolence is probably a good thing. Even better, anyone looking for "colon cleansing" information who happens to look over his links will be lead here, where hopefully some of the emphasis on evidence-based medicine will rub off.
In any case, this particular webmaster apparently hasn't actually read my blog. (For example, has he seen my post about the Orange Man?) If he had, he would know right away that I'm not exactly the kind of guy who's receptive to pitches like this:
PoopDoc is a full intestinal and colon cleanser which has been formulated to melt away compaction in the bowel and provide oxygen to the intestinal tract and carried through the bloodstream throughout the body. PoopDoc doesn’t just clean out the colon, it cleans the colon, small intestine, and large intestine—all without the side effects of laxatives or psyllium based cleansers. While psyllium and other fiber products simply scrape matter out through the center of a clogged colon, PoopDoc removes old, impacted fecal matter as it detoxifies and cleans the entire intestinal tract.
Over time undigested food and waste material build up in the intestinal tract and colon. This is a perfect breeding ground for anaerobic bacteria, which if left alone could cause serious health problems. Many strains of Anaerobic bacteria can be harmful in our digestive system. This type of bacteria cannot survive in a healthy, oxygen enriched environment, such as a healthy digestive system.
Aerobic bacteria are the ‘GOOD’ bacteria that allows our digestive system to operate properly. This type of bacteria thrives on oxygen. When PoopDoc is introduced into the digestive system, the O1atom attaches itself to both good and bad bacteria. The oxygen released helps to destroy the bad bacteria and nourish the good bacteria.
PoopDoc cleans the entire 25-30 feet of the digestive tract. It is designed to clean, oxidize and reduce the amount of impaction and hard fecal matter in the small intestine, large intestine and colon. Other cleansers focus on the colon and stimulate mucous production instead of breaking down hard fecal matter.
Maybe EneMan can serve as "fly paper" to draw these altie colon cleanse pushers in to be debunked. On the other hand, it makes me wonder why EneMan isn't considered an altie. Maybe because he's the mascot of a dreaded pharmaceutical company. No doubt he's a "pharma shill." (I suppose the hat is a dead giveaway.)
But back to our monthly Ene-fest. This month, apparently, is EneMan's birthday, and the pictures from the three calendars I have reflect that. First, the 2002 calendar:
Fortunately, this year's photo is much less disturbing and even rather uplifting (although I wonder what my U.K. readers will think):
EneMan's first appearance (December 2004)
But not yet.