Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Fun Day: Senhor Testiculo ... It's A Real Thing

As someone who has watched loved ones dies from cancer, I am all about treatment and awareness. Knowledge is power. Lung cancer, Liver cancer, Breast cancer. Testicular cancer.

Hundreds of men die from testicular cancer every year and the American Cancer Society said recently that occurrences of testicular cancer are on the rise around the world.

So, yeah, knowledge … in the form, at least in Brazil, of Mister Balls.

Now, for those who find that rather descriptive title offensive, the scrotum-shaped character also answers to "Senhor Testiculo" and is Brazil’s spokesman, er –person, er –thing, for the Association of Personal Assistance for Cancer, a group seeking to raise awareness of testicular cancer research.

They send Mister Balls, er, Senhor Testiculo, out to schools and other venues where, according to the group’s website, “both children and adults loved taking pictures with the mascot, a friendly snowman in the shape of testicle."
"Honey? Get close to that nut-sack, I wanna post a picture to Facebook of you with the giant balls."
I’m all for cancer awareness, like I said, but I think I’d rather not see Mister Balls lolling about in front of the Piggly-Wiggly.

But, hey, it got me posting about testicular cancer so … yeah, there’s that.

6 comments:

Biki Honko said...

Wow! That has to be the creepiest mascot ever!

the dogs' mother said...

um... well...all in the name of health! ;-)

Raybeard said...

If they wanted to scare girls off from having sex, I think they've done it! It even freaks me out.

Jennifer said...

Seriously! If I had seen that when I was a little girl, I would not have been so eager to take off my high school boyfriend's clothes later! Maybe it works as birth control as well as cancer awareness!

anne marie in philly said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Is Senhor Testiculo's first name Harry???