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Is there some sort of fungus that causes delusions or something? - A little less than a happy high
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Is there some sort of fungus that causes delusions or something?
What is the origin of the term, "batshit crazy"?
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starflow From: starflow Date: April 21st, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
As someone with much first hand interaction with batshit, (or guano, when we didn't want to rip the bats' heads off) I can safely say that it will make you insane. And you'll never get rid of it, or the bats. Not even after paying a professional bat remover thousands and thousands of dollars. Never ever. Bat shit forever. Always.

See, that'll make you insane.
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where's your stash?
starflow From: starflow Date: April 21st, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't talk to loud! I CAN HEAR IT'S IT'S PURPLE!

I'm sorry, what?
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: April 21st, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
COOKIE.
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
BOOT.
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: April 21st, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jen has invaded our brains.
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about you, but I'm just a figment of her imagination.
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: April 21st, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
The scary thing is that I understand exactly what you're saying.
starflow From: starflow Date: April 21st, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I knew you were a kindred spirit!!!!
mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: April 21st, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
time to write cecil at the straight dope?
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is there ever an inappropriate time to write Cecil at Straight Dope?
mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: April 21st, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
he never answered me when i asked him how many people have stolen abbie hoffman's "steal this book."
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some mysteries are never meant to be solved.
starflow From: starflow Date: April 21st, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
No really, I believe you can get mental disorders from breathing in too much guano. This is a problem in in infested areas or houses, etc. We had to leave our community theatre site because it was so infested with bats there was no getting them out. When we went back to get our props, etc., it was so covered in shit that we all wore masks and there wasn't a clean place to step. It was layered about an inch thick. This was after just three months of disuse.
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gives new meaning to the phrase, "Overpowered by funk."
From: uruz Date: April 21st, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
GUANO!!!!
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
That almost, almost has the same feel as TACOS!!

Sadly, it's not as delicious.
From: uruz Date: April 21st, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you tried?
komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
It smells bad for a reason.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: April 21st, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ask google and you shall receive

komos From: komos Date: April 21st, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ask google and you shall receive

But histoplasmosis gives flu-like symptoms... while I've certainly been miserable with the flu, I can't say as I was particularly crazy.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: April 21st, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ask google and you shall receive

According to urbandictionary.com, it supposedly was coined by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, but it seems older than that to me...

Can you tell I'm not interested in doing my real work today?
iterum From: iterum Date: April 21st, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ask google and you shall receive

Yeah, I was definitely hearing it at least by the mid-90s.
From: ulf_rulz Date: April 21st, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Batshit mixed with saltpeter go boom, so perhaps batshit=explosive craziness.

Or perhaps "batshit," is a linguistic stretch from "bearshit," which is the literal translation of Old Norse "ber-serk," (some say the "serk," means "shirt," it's up for debate.) The Berserks were warriors in various cults of Odhinn who, according to one theory, ate Amanita Muscaria before battle and in religious ritual. Amanita Muscaria is often found growing in, you guessed it, bear shit.

...but owing to the common use of the phrases "ape-shit," and "chicken-shit," I'm inclined to think that on some primal linguistic level, we associate the negative qualities of an animal to the waste product of that same animal.

And personally, I think Cecil is often... full of shit.
komos From: komos Date: April 26th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
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