In my “About Section” there are a few links I have begun adding at the bottom of the page. I added “Dragunsound” to the page. The site is work in progress, however, there are MP3s on that site as well. It’s free music. It’s really good. Plus, the creator is an old time rock star and a personal friend of ours. And he’s funny. You should go there now and say hello to George Draguns.
somebody loves you today….
it’s my pleasure. I’m going to leave this up for a while. Tell him he’s the poo. And to send me pictures so I can make it look pretty.
Just to get all the bottom talk started again:
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Okay, I’ll try it this way. Sorry if this hurts your bandwidth (whatever that is).
Butt of jokes, pharmacist entrepreneur gets last laugh
Worried about her baby’s severe diaper rash, a young Louisiana mother wanted a salve concocted by a local pharmacist, but she didn’t know what to call it, so she asked for some more of George Boudreaux’s butt paste. The rest, as they say, is history.
Word of mouth and a little Cajun business canniness have spread Boudreaux’s Butt Paste far and wide. Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, of the L.A. Lakers, is such a fan, he gave Boudreaux a pair of his size 22 sneakers. Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has used it, and major league baseball teams now stock it. After Oprah Winfrey had the R.Ph.-turned-entrepreneur on her show, his Web site was crashed by 70,000 hits in one day and his manufacturer ran 16 hours a day for two and a half months to catch up with orders. Fifteen minutes after Al Roker mentioned the cream on the Today show, Boudreaux got an order for $20,000.
Boudreaux was able to sweet talk a regional Wal-Mart manager into stocking his Butt Paste in some regional outlets. When the soothing salve outsold powerhouse Desitin two to one, the world’s largest retailer decided to put it on the shelves of all its stores. Longs Drugs, Target, and Walgreens are among the retailers cashing in on the cachet of a product with a memorable name. He thinks he’s also got a good shot at getting his concoction into every U.S. military commissary in the world.
The Butt Paste was first developed by Dr. Pappy Talbot in the 1970s and compounded by Boudreaux when he opened his pharmacy in Covington. The putty-colored paste is a mix of zinc oxide, boric acid, castor oil, mineral oil, and Peruvian balsam. Originally sold for diaper rash, Butt Paste is on many hospital formularies as a healing salve, and nursing homes use it for bedsores. Customers also use it for a wide range of maladies, including jock itch, poison ivy, rectal itching, fever blisters, minor burns, and chapped lips. Wisconsin dairy farmers have even been known to rub it on sore cow udders.
Boudreaux owned his pharmacy for 16 years, but when none of the children wanted to take over, he and his wife sold the store but kept the property and the Butt Paste. They bought a 40-ft. motor home dubbed the Butt Mobile and hit the road visiting pharmacy and wholesaler trade shows. When they set up the Butt Paste booth next to the big guys, everyone snickered, but by the end of the first day, everyone was talking about the Butt Paste. They didn’t shy away from gimmicks either, coming out with Booty, the bobble-head doll; T-shirts; baseball caps; and even a prize of tickets to the Super Bowl.
A big part of the Butt Paste success story is Boudreaux’s marketing genius and showmanship. He’s a good-humored guy in his mid-50s who is passionate about his product and smart enough to know that being the butt of jokes is a sales booster. For example, ESPN Game Day did a spoof last fall about Boudreaux’s Butt Paste being the secret weapon of the LSU football team. A rabid Tigers fan, he played along with the gag but laughed last when his team went on to the national championship. “We know it’s the Butt Paste,” he joked.
These days, Boudreaux is having fun and flogging sales with his new toy
so weird. That’s Toby’s (and soon to be my) last name. Weirdness. I hear it’s great stuff. We have some, but I haven’t opened it yet.
Gitya some today
Donald, how does it feel when you wear it with chaps?
Before I discovered Boudreaux Butt Wax I had awful chafing problems from my chaps and leather restraints. Now I wear them all day in complete comfort. ::smiles at camera while presenting product::
You dirty dirty sexy man, you. meow.
You know I’m just playin’
besides, if you won’t fess up to your manicure addiction why should I fess up to my leather fetish?
I know you are. I know.
mihow where are you?is this the end?i wonder?
I’ll be back. I have pictures. will upload and tell stories.
WELL THATS GOOD TO KNOW!I thought you might of been taken out by Missterr Poopin.