Friday, May 22, 2009

The Horrors of Heatstroke

I realize that with Mummy-morial Day coming up, the unofficial start of summer is on the horizon. Once May 25th rears its warm, sunny head... pools will open, tank tops will be put in the top drawer, lemonade and ice cream become major food groups, and people spend their days bbq'ing and having deck parties. Halloween seems to be so far away....

But something much more terrifying lurks in the shadows cast by the seemingly inviting sunshine....HEATSTROKE!


Here's a spOoOoooooooOoOooky picture of heatstroke effects:

so horrifying and sweaty...on...half of his face? I wonder if this is one of those "Goofus and Gallant" things from Highlights magazine? This picture reminds me of Greg Tolan (Billy Zabka...also from the Karate Kid) from "Just one of the Guys"
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Kind of? No? Fine.

Anyway...where was I? Oh...
Heatstroke, or Hyperthermia, occurs when the body's temperature rises to such a high degree that it can't cool itself off. The heat isn't dissipated enough to maintain a normal temperature, and the body take a major hit from it, sometimes even resulting in death!

So what should I do?!

AHHH!! This guy is so serious, I'm scared.

Scary picture of a guy laying there. There's so much going on

Mayo Clinic offers some comprehensive tips to identifying heat stroke and treatments.

Also, my friend and every doctor's arch nemesis, WebMD, also gives some great info.

Heatstroke has such a vendetta against us that there was even a b-alien-sci-fi-horror movie made called...Heatstroke! Starring Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper) and D.B. Sweeney from The Cutting Edge and that movie about the Alien abduction (Fire in the Sky), the movie is about a model and a marine fighting against aliens who want to destroy Earth through Global Warming! Scary!
I seriously used to think you could find ANYTHING on the internet...but....I cannot find the trailer for this movie. This makes me think one of three things:
a) This movie doesn't really exist
b) Nobody on Earth has seen it
c) It's so horrible that nobody even bothered to post it
I boldfaced the one that I think is true. What do you think?
So, enjoy your bbq's, unsuspecting victims...and beware...when the sun hits high noon....HEATSTROKE IS COMING FOR YOU!


Jim said...

Is that picture of the guy laying down a photograph or an artist's rendering? I stared at it for 3 minutes and I can't tell.

Monster Bash Blog said...

I'm pretty sure it's a drawing. Maybe it's a computer drawn imaging of heatstroke's effects? SPoOoOOoOoky!

Delaney the Undead said...

ROFL. Heatstroke, oh heatstroke. I ran cross country in high school, and one particularly hot day I hadnt hydrated much and totally crashed from heatstroke at mile three. An elderly couple found me bleeding on the ground and I almost fractured my ankle. HEATSTROKE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.

as for your comment on a coheed cake, I replied to you on my blog. :)

Greg said...

I just saw the movie. I'd suggest it falls in to the third of your categories...

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