Monday, 24 October 2011

A High Wind

It has struck me that one's progression through the ages of man can be measured by one's attitude to bodily noises, such as farts.

  • In one's extreme youth they are novel, and thus performed ritualistically at every available opportunity - almost competitively.
  • In one's early maturity they are an embarrassment, and thus hidden.
  • In one's late maturity they are seen for what they are - a necessity - and thus performed as a matter of course with no hint of embarrassment whatsoever.


  1. Flatulence will get you everywhere.

  2. Flatulence can get you thrown out of everywhere. (Especially submarines.)