The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

The “33 Year Booby Trap”

Nowadays they call them “IED’s” or Improvised Explosive Devices. But we called them “booby traps”. One of the most insidious was the “toe popper”. What it was was a bamboo shoot with a 50 cal shell dropped in it. Someone would step on it and set it off when the shell compressed on a nail through the bottom of the shoot. BAM! You’d get your toe blown off. Well Agent Orange is like a 33 year long booby trap, you get exposed and 33 years later BAM! you get Parkinson’s! (I’m on the outside of the bell curve on that one, probably because of all the black coffee I drank, I shoulda’ taken up smoking too and maybe prolonged the onset, I’m more at 40 years…)

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Written by martyworld

July 29, 2011 at 2:37 am

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