Blogger’s Butt: May be a Hoax

The dreaded condition Cello Scrotum has been officially debunked today, and doubts have been shed on Guitar Nipple. Here’™s hoping that Blogger’™s Butt is also a hoax, as such news will be welcome around the globe. Stock in pajama manufacturers are expected to go through the roof with this news.

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

Blogger’™s Butt is a condition widely discussed on the internet, so much so that there’™s advice here and here on how to prevent it. But after today’™s revelations about Cello Scrotum, one wonders whether Blogger’™s butt is actually a hoax. For the latest information on Cello Scrotum, we go to Yahoo News:

‘œCello scrotum,’ a nasty ailment allegedly suffered by musicians, does not exist and the condition was just a hoax, a senior doctor has admitted.

Back in 1974, in a letter to the British Medical Journal, Elaine Murphy reported that cellists suffered from the painful complaint caused by their instrument repeatedly rubbing against their body.

The claim had been inspired by reports in the BMJ about the alleged condition guitar nipple, caused by irritation when the guitar was pressed against the chest.

But Murphy, now a Baroness and a former Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age at Guy’™s Hospital in London, has admitted her supposed medical complaint was a spoof.

‘œPerhaps after 34 years it’™s time for us to confess we invented cello scrotum,’ she wrote with her husband John, who had signed the original letter, which was published in the BMJ on Wednesday.

I must confess to a fear of Blogger’™s Butt, and last year entered into an exercise regime where I do sit-ups while cradling my laptop in my arms. Lately I’™ve been doing Jack curls while feeding the little one, too. I can be sure, there’™froe, of not developing ‘œBlogger’™s Butt, but now, since it has been shown that Cello Scrotum is a hoax, conditions such as Guitar Nipple and Blogger’™s Butt may come under scrutiny.

I’™m sure this is good news for some of you. Now it is off to change out of these pajamas for me.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 by Richard Blair |

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