Did you know March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? I didn't either. Then I got this email in my inbox. The company that sent the spam is in the business of helping the elderly with living assistance in their own home. I guess as part of their public service, they are promoting the concept of colorectal cancer screening as a bonding experience amongst friends. (I am not endorsing this company. I just thought their email is amusing.)
The idea certainly has merits. Imagine sitting around with your buddies the night before your colonoscopy in front of the giant screen TV watching Ultimate Fighting Championship. Instead of chugging beer, everybody is downing ice cold drafts of Golytely. Yum. Then you can chase that down with shots of green jello. You could even make some kind of drinking game out of it. Every time somebody gets body slammed into the cage everybody has to drink another pint of the bowel prep.
The next day, have a bet who has the cleanest colon. The loser has to buy an In N Out triple-triple animal style for everybody in the group after the procedure. I think with with a game like this there would be greater compliance with screening for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. So be creative. Have fun. Anything you can do to make this milestone in life more amusing is worthwhile.