"What The Eff?" Wednesday: Doo Doo Crack
It’s no big deal to get a little sip or smoke on, but I do draw the line somewhere. Reports of people using the fumes from human waste to get high have been circulating since 1995 but have recently resurfaced via a memo issued by the police department of Naples, Florida.
On 09/19/07 Cpl. Disarro received and email from a concerned parent regarding a new drug called “Jenkem”. The parent advised their child learned about this drug through various conversations with several students at Palmetto Ridge High.
Jenkem originated in Africa and other third world countries by fermenting raw sewage to create a gas which is inhaled to achieve a high. Jenkem is now a popular drug in American Schools.
Jenkem is a homemade substance which consists of fecal matter and urine. The fecal matter and urine are placed in a bottle or jar and covered most commonly with a balloon. The container is then placed in a sunny area for several hours or days until fermented. The contents of the container will separate and release a gas, which is captured in the balloon. Inhaling the gas is said to have a euphoric high similar to ingesting cocaine but with strong hallucinations of times past.
Once ingested the onset of the high takes approximately 10 seconds with the most severe hallucinations happening in approximately 20 minutes. Several articles indicate that the subject immediately passes out after ingesting the gas then regains a magical/hallucinogenic state within seconds of regaining consciousness. The high has been described by subjects as a feeling of “being out of it” and talking to dead people. The feeling of being “out of it” may last for several hours or days. All subjects who used the Jenkem disliked the taste of sewage in their mouth and the fact that the taste continued for several days.
Slang terms: Winnie, Shit, Runners, Fruit from Crack Pipe, Leroy Jenkems,
Might, Butthash, and Waste.
Ok, first of all, EWWW. Secondly, even if this ‘drug’ originated in “Africa and other third world countries,” (which actually makes no sense considering Africa is not a country) how did that little white boy sucking up those doodoo fumes hear about it? On the Internet? In a rap song? We are talking about huffing human poo, here. If you take the initiative to create and suck up raw sewage you have no one to point fingers at but yourself. Talk about misplaced blame. And I’m extra mad that one of the slang terms for it is “Leroy Jenkems!” Meanwhile, most people are questioning whether or not the use of Jenkem in the United States is just a silly rumor or something that parents should be concerned about, including this news report, featuring the funniest little white girl I’ve ever seen. I personally wouldn’t put it past anyone – what better thing to get twisted off of than something in high abundance with no other use? All I know is that if black folks start using this stuff I swear I will be officially through.