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Sons of Le Petomane: Republican Flatulists Breaking Foul Wind

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There is a foul wind blowing across this nation. Fortunately, many are tired of the stench.


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Does anyone really think that the Republicans are actually serious about taking the White House or running the country? And if they are, what country are they thinking about, because it sure as hell ain't this one.

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Recent polls are showing that the Republican Flatulists are increasingly being seen as full of hot, irrelevant, stinky air. The last time that anyone was really successful passing wind was a French guy named Le Petomane. He made his name and his fortune using his singular gift entertaining patrons of The Moulin Rouge in Paris in the late 1800's:

Le Pe'tomane ( click here" src="file:///C:/Users/amanda/AppData/Local/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_image001.png"> / l ə ˈ p ɛ t ə m eɪ n / , French pronunciation: [ləpet-"ˈman] ) was the stage name of the French flatulist (professional farter) and entertainer Joseph Pujol (June 1, 1857--1945). He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles , which enabled him to seem to fart at will. His stage name combines the French verb pe'ter, "to fart" with the -mane, "- maniac " suffix, which translates to "fartomaniac". The profession is also referred to as " flatulist ", "farteur", or "fartiste". [1]

It is a common misconception that Joseph Pujol actually passed intestinal gas as part of his stage performance. Rather, Pujol was able to "inhale" or move air into his rectum and then control the release of that air with his anal sphincter muscles. Evidence of his ability to control those muscles was seen in the early accounts of demonstrations of his abilities to fellow soldiers. Wikipedia

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Le Petomane went on to have a successful career and was the inspiration for subsequent entertainers and was the subject of movies and books. I doubt very seriously that this current crop of Republican Flatulists will inspire much beyond suppressed guffaws and the renewed efficacy of the use of kitchen matches for something other than lighting the occasional candle or campfire.

Sorry, I just couldn't help it.

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Kevin is (writing about yourself in the third person (illeism) is a trip) an artist/writer/carpenter and frustrated songwriter living in Johnson City, Texas. His latest frustrating songwriting attempt is titled, "I Touched the Hand That Touched (more...)

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