Welcome to the official website of Jim Brown - New Column appears each Monday!
This site is part of Brown Publications and The Lisburn Press
You are visiting my site on: July 18, 2024

Both Political Parties Blowing Smoke!

Jim Brown Audio Player
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Tobacco Smoke Enema Kit

Tobacco Smoke Enemas (1750s ““ 1810s)

The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims.A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum.The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “blow smoke up one’s a@@.”

This has been reintroduced in Washington D.C. by members of congress from both parties. It’s about the best suggestion both Republicans and Democrats have come up with to deal with our anemic economy.

Leave a Reply