The Poison Boy Podcast: PBP036: The Stars Look Very Different Today

Poison Boy commiserates over the loss of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Bob Denver and Meadowlark Lemon. I don’t know how he does it, but our intrepid leader manages to drag himself out of the depths of depression to interview the incomparable Steve Walsh about cell phone radiation risks and the boys reminisce over their favorite Bowie stories. Then Poison Boy dives back into This Week in Toxicology and recounts all the weird and fascinating events that have happened during the first 2 weeks of the year – we cover everything from the publication of Frankenstein to Pepe LePew and Pappy Boyington to elephant electrocutions to the recent methane leak in Los Angeles. We leave no stone unturned to explore the events that made the first 2 weeks of the year memorable. Ahhhh Wham Bam Thank You Maam!

The Incomparable David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes

The white board at work:

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Yes – but what does it mean???



This Week in Tox History:
70b6fd7af40c05b51774d799c404523c.1000x561x1 Boris-Karloff-como-el-Frankenstein-de-Mary-Shelley-wondrusMary Shelley and her creation, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus






a-study-in-scarlet-6324Holmes and Watson’s First Adventure






TVI1987p36Stubblefield665wNathan_b_stubblefieldThe brilliant but tragic Nathan Stubbelfield










President Teddy Roosevelt

and Sun-Yat Sen
















Daguerreotype-Moon-webThe first picture of the moon.









Bridge Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge, circa 1913, about 30 years after completion of the bridge.











Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington and his Black Sheep Squadron







Topsy_elephant_death_electrocution_at_luna_park_19034751060817_d5b4c80766The electrocution of Topsy the elephant (during and after)






Odor-ablekittyBozo_ClownMother-Teresa-and-the-Express-Novena14803680_village_pe_347138bPepe LePew, Bozo the clown, Mother Teresa and the Village People in no particular order.



meadowlark-lemon-pepsi-posterThe one and only Meadowlark Lemon of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. RIP.
















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Victor of Aveyron portrait and a still from a movie version of Victor of Aveyron – Zombie Apocolypse.









The original Star of India and the Loch Ness Monster





President Bush Vomits on Prime Minister Miyazawa

urlA manatee. How in the world can anyone mistake this guy for a mermaid?





TheSouthernPartyShackleton during the Nimrod expedition








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Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning and Browning’s 1st letter to Barrett






Elizabeth Blackwell, MD







The 1st American x-ray taken (in secret)






d4473ae96febd5e322d31079d9cffa3907af0a0aMithridate IV Eupator Ruler of Pontus (love the hat!)










Dr. Harold Shipman, serial killer







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Phil Lesh and the Sex Pistols, musicians (I guess?).







Tyne Daly, drunk driver.



Written by Poison Boy

Gerry O'Malley (a.k.a Poison Boy) is a board certified ER doctor and toxicologist with a interest in the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology. This site is an exploration of poisons of historical interest as well as in current events and pop culture.

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