Blue Barnhouse Letterpress is simply awesome. I was idly coveting these classy anatomical heart thank-you cards when I discovered they actually have a special card FOR COLONOSCOPIES:


No, not even letterpress can make these brutal (and hopefully fictitious) colonoscopy implements “classy.” But that’s not stopping me from blogging it.


  1. #1 D. C. Sessions
    August 28, 2009

    You know, I really didn’t need this bit of amusement this week.

    And before anyone asks, the answer is yes.

  2. #2 Jessica Palmer
    August 28, 2009

    Uh oh. Umm. . . sorry? 🙁

  3. #3 John
    August 28, 2009

    Not sure I would want to get that right before a colonoscopy. Maybe afterwards.

  4. #4 Dana
    August 29, 2009

    I actually made my dad a “Happy Colonoscopy” card…but it wasn’t nearly as classy.

  5. #5 D. C. Sessions
    August 29, 2009

    Couldn’t resist the opportunity to comment on the coincidence.

    Actually, this isn’t the first and although the prep isn’t exactly pleasant, it’s not really a big deal. Better that than something worse — and the flu is worse.

  6. #6 Comrade PhysioProf
    August 29, 2009


  7. #7 Esmeralda
    August 30, 2009

    Hey- Saw this and was reminded of you, thought you might appreciate.

    Oh, and…
    Is there a way to get notifications when you reply to my comments? I don’t seem to be getting anything.

  8. #8 Jessica Palmer
    August 30, 2009

    I don’t know. Scienceblogs is working on a different user experience for commenters anyway so perhaps in the future there will be, but if there is now, I don’t know how.

  9. #9 Esmeralda
    September 7, 2009

    Thanks! Yeah- I’d love to be able to know if you reply- it makes me feel all special and stuff.

  10. #10 Blue Barnhouse
    September 10, 2009

    Funny story about the Colonoscopy card: We not only make greeting cards, we also have a retail section in our store to sell our cards to the local folk. This funny old man that digs our trashy humor came in one day and asked if we had a happy colonoscopy card. “Nope,” I said, “but we will next week!”

    Though its a pretty specific occasion I thought it would make a great “yr gettin old!” birthday card, colonoscopy or not.

    Brandon Mise

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