Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Phil the Syphillis Sore

I swear to God I'm not making this shit up. A bunch of health departments and AIDS groups have created Phil the Sore. You have to check out the website name - *I'm still laughing by the way* a little Syphillitic (is that how you say that?) sore cartoon character. I guess this is supposed to make people with open sores on their genitals take notice and practice safe sex.

What better way than this?

Pesonally, I love the syphillis guy's earring. Did I mention that this ad campaign is geared toward homosexual men? Can they play up any more stereotypes here? I really don't think so. There is even a comic book you can look at online. *editor's note: not kid friendly* Go figure, but it is hilarious as hell.

You just can't make up stuff this good. This is one of the subtopics on the website: "Phil kicks off the Campaign. We set a huge syphilis sore loose on the streets of L.A." They even have a mascot character to send out to gay pride parades and stuff. How do you explain this gig to the SAG?

I'd say that looks so gay, but that is obvious, huh? *still snickering at the endless possibilities with the jokes*

Oddly enough, local TV stations in San Francisco don't want to run the Phil the Sore PSAs because they are in poor taste. Do you think? I just love some of the useful advice on the website:

"Using a condom correctly and consistently can reduce the risk of syphilis. You should note, though, that if the syphilis sore or open rash is not in an area protected by the condom, you can still get syphilis. And if you have oral sex without a condom (giving or getting), you can still get syphilis."

OOOOHHH, WTF? I'm just thinking if I'm all excited about giving some dude head and I get down there and see open sores, I think all deals are off. Most of my gay friends would feel the same way, I'm just thinking. Damn, that is just a nasty visual image to have in my mind of some guy getting ready to do it, seeing open sores and then doing it anyway. You are a disease waiting to happen and deserve what you get if you're that damn dumb!

Thanks to for the info on this enlightening subject. Their take on it:
"In addition to the TV ad, you can read a virtual comic book, which ... features cameos by Rita Rash and Antie Biotic, and it promotes every imaginable stereotype of homosexuals. Gay men are shown pumping iron, ordering sweet cocktails, hanging out in bathhouses and arranging one-night stands.The chapter on "partner notification" shows a guy, fresh from a positive diagnosis, calling the men with whom he's been intimate. In one hand he holds the phone; in the other, a scroll listing the names of at least 19 other men before reaching the ground and continuing beyond the frame."



  • At 5:04 PM, December 07, 2004, Blogger Gadfly said…

    It's sad that they have to spend money on a campaign to bring attention to the fact that if you see a big gaping oozing sore on somebody's hog, DON'T SUCK IT. Gee whiz.

  • At 5:57 PM, December 07, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Kat - *lol* Now that is funny.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    Gadfly - yeah, no kidding. That was my thinking. Note to self: if guy has oozing open sores, don't suck his dick. Good. I'll write that on a post-it note and stick it in my bra so I don't forget.

  • At 8:57 AM, December 08, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

  • At 9:27 AM, December 08, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Oh good grief. I'm laughing so hard. Leave it to Ken to take Phil the Sore and intertwine it with Plushie love. And, leave my Curious George out of it. Ptthpthptttt!!!!

  • At 7:27 AM, June 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the girls that work in our brothel have been inspired to stop overlooking these sores when clients say "but its just shaving rash" or " i got the doctor to look at it and he said im clean"

    phil the inspire us!


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