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1. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

The Ten Commentments of Crimes Against Nature!!

10 - Toe Shortening
If the shoe doesn't fit, saw off the toe. Women are having their toes shortened to look better in high-heel shoes. The surgery involves removing part of the toe bone. The long-term effect on walking is unknown but will likely result in arthritis many years later. On the bright side, if you can afford the Manolo Blahnik shoes and the $10,000 surgery in Beverly Hills, then you can likely afford someone to carry you around.

9- Laser Hair Removal
Lasers can disable hair follicles, essentially knocking the hair-producing factors out of business. But treatment really only works best on fair-skinned people with dark hair; doesn't remove all the hair; takes months to complete; hurts; often causes scarring when done poorly; and might last for only a couple of years. And you need to stay out of the sun during the treatment. You might reconsider the razor. That technology has advanced to five blades.

8- Body Piercing
Piercing the soft tissue of the lower earlobe rarely causes a problem, aside from an allergic reaction to the metal earring or stud. Not so with all the other delicate places that folks pierce. Nipple piercings can take a year to heal, and the scarring interferes with breastfeeding. Genital piercings can break condoms, cause bleeding and increase the risk of spreading STDs. Tongue jewelry can chip teeth and is swallowed quite frequently. (It only hurts twice.)

7- Grills
A grill is metal jewelry worn across the teeth, popular in the hip hop world, to give you that oh-so classless look, just one notch up from removing your teeth. Aside from the expense -- thousands of dollars, yet more strain for cash-strapped urban youth pressured to keep up with various ostentatious displays of fashion -- long-term use results in accelerated tooth and gum decay.

6- Permanent Makeup
Wouldn't it be great if you could just tattoo your makeup so you wouldn't have to apply eyeliner and lipstick day after day. Sure, assuming the fashion world and your taste in makeup won't change in the next 50 years. The booming business of permanent makeup, using the same technique as tattooing, is generally safe but high on the "regret" level, as final color often doesn't meet expectation. Hey, it's only your face.

5- Bariatric Surgery
At best, bariatric surgery is a last option to lose weight. The surgery modifies the gastrointestinal tract by reducing stomach size or the ability to absorb food. Gastric bypass is the most common technique. Over 40 percent of surgeries result in major complications within six months, such as chronic diarrhea or hernia. Bodies weren't made to be obese, and they don't like our tampering with the mechanism to nourish them.

4- Skin Whitening
Cheap treatments are the deadliest. Some topical whiteners contain mercury, which causes nerve and kidney damage; others contain hydroquinone, a carcinogen banned in Europe that ultimately blotches the skin. Some people lighten skin to hide a birthmark or smooth patchy discoloring from the pigmentation disorder vitiligo. In Asia and Latin America, skin whitening often is a pursuit of a Western ideal of beauty, with the sad reality that whiter skin brings more opportunity.

3- Botox
The notion of injecting deadly bacteria in your face with hopes of paralyzing muscles might sound appealing, but oddly enough, Botox anti-wrinkle treatments carry some risk. Botox, short for botulinum toxin, one of the deadliest natural substances known, is used medicinally to treat muscle disorders. Treatments can cause respiratory failure and death; the FDA now is reviewing the risks and benefits.

2- Penis Enhancement
Want to impress your lover with a lumpy, flaccid penis? Then enhancement surgery is for you. The surgery carries such a risk of deformity and loss of sensitivity that no reputable surgeon will operate on a normal penis. The procedure is best for men who have lost function as a result of an accident or cancer.

1- Liposuction
A lame weight-loss option, liposuction removes only about 10 pounds of fat after four hours of dangerous surgery. You'll have weeks of smelly ooze dripping from your wounds and months of swelling, as capillaries are destroyed and neighboring tissue dies from lack of fresh blood. At least the death rate is down to 1-in-5,000 procedures.

SO, are you one of the sinners?

Simply confess to us! WHAT have you done lately?

2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

Do you have a point here Kombizz, or are asking permission to do #2? There are all sorts of alternatives you know, and I imagine most are encouraged by the Iranian Government.

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

getting a curve one???????

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

I confess to one of these - I can confirm it isn't the penis enhancement though

5. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y

Posted by bex76 - "I confess to one of these - I can confirm it isn't the penis enhancement though."

I seriously doubt any bloke would admit to ...having one of um those ..operations! I just cracked up laughing when I read through the "List." And I can say with the utmost sincerity I've never committed any of THOSE sins.

My halo is still firmly in place.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 2, 2008, at 12:20 AM by Whistler 2 ]

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Does having your ears pierced count?? And l did get a pedicure at the weekend?

But my toes are fine so that is one that l wont have to worry about!!

Kombizz - tell us all about your penis enhancement - share with the group....

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I want to know how Kombizz suddenly turned into such a prolific writer of the Queen's own English...

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

I want to know how Kombizz suddenly turned into such a prolific writer of the Queen's own English...

Pick me! Pick me! I know the answer to this one!!!!!!!!!

A) He wrote it himself.
B) He took it from another website (without giving due credit).
C) He did another e-mail cut/paste job.
D) All of the above.
E) None of the above.

My answer is C.

9. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

No, no - it's E - 'it's none of the above' Isadora! He had a brain enhancement! They're able to do incredible things now you know - just like Arnie in Total Recall, he had a Queen's English chip inserted!!! Fab!! Hugely expensive of course.
Didn't even know you could get that particular option in the States.... ;)

10. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting tway

I want to know how Kombizz suddenly turned into such a prolific writer of the Queen's own English...

Pick me! Pick me! I know the answer to this one!!!!!!!!!

A) He wrote it himself.
B) He took it from another website (without giving due credit).
C) He did another e-mail cut/paste job.
D) All of the above.
E) None of the above.

My answer is C.

Wrong!
I researched and summurized for you all.
I confess that I am going to do #5 as my beer belly increases each time I drink in Jupiter not Uranus!