Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Itchy and Scratchy

Little help? Is the above photo one of poison ivy? It was snapped in my yard just moments after I accidentally grabbed a gobful.

... Speaking of poison ivy, there have been reports that the plant is getting more potent, and you can thank global warming because of it. Rising carbon-dioxide levels have been chemically changing the plant, resulting in a more irritating form of the oil that triggers the itchy rash, according to a story in today's Wall Street Journal.

In other words, the plant used to be mildly irritating (Elisabeth Hasslebeck, Dustin Hoffman), but now it's extremely irritating (Carrot Top, Tucker Carlson).

I guess I'll find out for sure in about ... 12 hours? I do hope this case of poison ivy doesn't prove to be as irritating as Tucker Carlson.


Frenchie said...

How bout a medical update?
Rash or no rash?

Michael said...

You know what they used to tell us in Boy Scouts, "leaves of three, leave them be!"