Archive for February 5th, 2009

There IS Someone for Everyone!

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Remember Paul Karason, the 57-year old man from Oregon who turned Blue? He had a bad case of bad skin (although I now suspect that may have been the least of his worries). To treat his condition, he started drinking a substance called colloidal silver which is made by extracting silver from metal by electricity. Mr. Karason thought it would clear his skin. Where he got this idea is unclear but one suspects it was not recommended by the FDA.

Mr. Karason persistently drank his potion for over 10-years turning a deep shade of blue. If I were his friend during that time, I might have asked him to stop at a powder blue or a teale – but he probably wouldn’t have listened anyway. Also, there doesn’t seem to be a Mrs. Karason around which is understandable because who wants a spouse who’s always blue?

Anyway, I’ve thought of Mr. K. quite often since I saw the story. He continues to drink colloidal silver and I continue to worry about him finding an understanding soulmate – until yesterday.

Yesterday I read about a young woman who wanted to be Orange! This lady, (let’s call her “O”) did some research and read that humans can turn orange if they eat excessive amounts of carotene, a substance most commonly found in carrots. So “O” immediately started eating and drinking carrots ONLY – for a period of 30-days. And, yes, she DID turn orange!

Now no one (except me) has suggested these two might consider the possibility of a romantic liaison – but why not!? They certainly have enough in common to color each other’s world and it’s not exactly like white, black, or yellow people are lining up to mix with their paints. So what’s the problem? Children?

Well I’ve played with a color chart and mixed the percentages based on my extensive knowledge of genetics and color. The color with which I came up is kind of a brownish-mauve – not a bad color for kids. Maybe after a few generations, there would be a new mixed breed of people called Mauvottos.

Or, because I thought of the idea, I would be honored if the new breed was called Paolottos.