That Awful Poo Lady

May 31st, 2006 by Ben Goldacre in bad science, gillian mckeith, nutritionists | 29 Comments »

I feel dirty just linking to it.


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29 Responses



  1. Vunderbar said,

    May 31, 2006 at 10:10 am

    ROFLMAO

  2. raygirvan said,

    May 31, 2006 at 10:17 am

    In an earlier thread, Kess said “Uh-oh. Look out for the Gillian McKeith Song Book at a store near you soon…”

    Now there’s a depth of scatological parody waiting to be plumbed: e.g. Boney M’s “Show me your motion Tra la la la la Come on show me your motion Tra la la la la la”.

  3. Ben Goldacre said,

    May 31, 2006 at 10:20 am

    “hot poop” by frank zappa?

    “oh shit” by the buzzcocks?

    “mr hanky the christmas poo” from south park?

  4. raygirvan said,

    May 31, 2006 at 10:24 am

    P.S. Interesting little sartorial conceit on the back of that red dress: presumably tailored to hide the scoliosis?

  5. j said,

    May 31, 2006 at 10:47 am

    Eightball/MJG – “We started the shit, and we gon’ finish the shit” (www.lyricsplanet.com/index.php3?style=lyrics&id=32410)

    God McKeith is looking older all of a sudden…ugh – thank god that vid was only on a small screen, anyway.

  6. Paul said,

    May 31, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Itchypoo Park – Small Faeces

  7. Adam said,

    May 31, 2006 at 11:16 am

    @Ben: I for one would pay good money to see Ms McKeith attempt to cover slipknot.

    @Paul: *groan*

  8. interbreeding said,

    May 31, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    Dude, what the hell is wrong with British people?

  9. Stu said,

    May 31, 2006 at 1:20 pm

    Should drum up some business for her – it’s enough to make me want to shit in a tuppaware dish.

  10. Evil Kao Chiu said,

    May 31, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    Well, well: it turns out that Zelda from the Terrahawks isn’t dead after all.

  11. Delster said,

    May 31, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    interbreeding,

    don;t go blaming us brits…. i’m fairly sure it was the yanks that invented reality TV…. it’s not our fault people are dumb enough to jump on the bank wagon… sorry band wagon is *of course* what i meant

  12. Robert Carnegie said,

    May 31, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    I think it’s in Glasgow vernacular that “YouTube” has been for many years an insult. I wonder if it’s synonymous with prat, berk, &c.

  13. Organic Potatoes said,

    May 31, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    “Stones fans will be familiar with: (I can’t get no) Scatisfaction, Brown Sugar, Little Red Pooster ………”

    Don’t forget Turd On The Run

  14. jimyojimbo said,

    May 31, 2006 at 9:00 pm

    Is it just my machine, or is the sound off-synch with the images, rendering even more grotesque?

  15. pinguin said,

    June 1, 2006 at 7:47 am

    Robert, “you tube” does indeed mean “you idiot” in Glaswegian.

    Anyways, as to the poo lady, it really reminded me of the video clip of Carol Smillie singing “Don’t Get Me Wrong” on some Scottish Saturday night light entertainment show from the 90s. Is there any new television in the world?

  16. JQH said,

    June 1, 2006 at 8:56 am

    Sharon Osborne did say “You are what you eat, that was salmonella”

  17. JQH said,

    June 1, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    If they film her life story, will it be called “Close Encounters of the Turd Kind”?

  18. AJH said,

    June 2, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Nothing compares 2 Poo – Prince/mad baldy bint
    I got Poo under my skin – Ol’ Poo Eyes
    My Koo-Ka-Poo – Alvin Stardirt
    Do you want Poo – Franz Turdinand

    Another sweary thread – deep joy!

  19. Dr Aust said,

    June 2, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    Hmmm

    Thanks for putting this up – sitting here in my Ivory Tower contemplating the latest disastrous pay non-deal and wondering if it was time to go home yet, and then the forum comments made me laugh out loud. Three times. Believe me, it takes a lot to do that in a modern University.

    However…..

    can’t believe no-one has suggested as “Dr” McPoo’s theme song:

    “It ain’t what you poo it’s the way that you poo it”

    ..that’s what get’s results.

    Which says it all, really.

    Of course, talking digestion and McKeith-style roughage, one should also bow to the Rolling Stones and make the point that, solid matter aside, “It’s a gas gas gas”.

  20. AitchJay said,

    June 2, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    A poo poo poo, a ca ca ca – The Police
    I only have eyes for poo – Harry Plonk Jr

    Do you think she was wearing a girdle?

    Oh, and the song she sang –
    I just wanna say, I love your poo, love your poo, love your poo etc

  21. Dr* T said,

    June 2, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    She should have done a Eurovision homage and sung

    “Poo…Ah! Just a little bit”, by Gina G

    (Also
    Poo-poo-pe-doo – Betty Poo.
    Richard the Turd – Supergrass
    Piece of Crap – Neil Young
    About a bog – Badly Drawn Bog….)

  22. MissPrism said,

    June 3, 2006 at 1:38 am

    Itchy-Poo Park by the Small Faeces.

  23. foggy said,

    June 3, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    I was hoping for a Black Eyed Peas cover:

    “My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
    My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps. (Check it out)”

  24. JQH said,

    June 3, 2006 at 11:46 pm

    I think MissPrism wins!!

  25. Dr* T said,

    June 5, 2006 at 8:45 am

    “Stool crazy after all these years” – Paul Simon

  26. Dr* T said,

    June 11, 2006 at 8:12 am

    “Dung Poo Fightin'” – Bustop

  27. MissPrism said,

    June 13, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    In case anyone’s interested, I and the other collaborators on the “I just want to look at your poo” song all just got this email:

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    With reference to the recent posting on your website featuring Dr Gillian McKeith, please remove all instances of this flash movie and mp3 audio from your website. The content in these media files is both defamatory and libellous and if they are not removed immediately from all sites concerned further legal action will be taken.

    Yours Faithfully,

    McKeith Research Ltd

  28. swheelz said,

    August 22, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    McKeith Research??? What research?

    I can’t seem to find anything on PubMed by anyone called ‘McKeith G’. How strange.

    Would someone at this centre of excellence that is McKeith Research Ltd point me towards peer-reviewed papers on ‘Relationships between Turd Consistency and Colour with the Incidence of Chronic Disease’? I am extremely concerned about my recent deterioration in poo quality and need some professional expertise. Also, to what address should I send them?

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