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  • Cramps Singer Lux Interior Dead At 62

    02/04/2009 10:31:57 PM PST · by lainie · 45 replies · 1,140+ views ^ | 2-4-2009 | James Montgomery and Jem Aswad
    Lux Interior, lead singer of influential garage-punk act the Cramps, died Wednesday morning (February 4) due to an existing heart condition, according to a statement from the band's publicist. He was 62. Born Erick Lee Purkhiser, Interior started the Cramps in 1972 with guitarist Poison Ivy (born Kristy Wallace, later his wife) — whom, as legend has it, he picked up as a hitchhiker in California. By 1975, they had moved to New York, where they became an integral part of the burgeoning punk scene surrounding CBGBs. Their music differed from most of the scene's other acts in that it...
  • Worst Experiences with Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac?

    06/14/2007 5:01:50 AM PDT · by MississippiMasterpiece · 84 replies · 2,478+ views
    June 14, 2007 | MississippiMasterpiece
    As some of you know, I recently purchased a small cabin. There is a path leading from the back door to a small pond a few hundred yards away. Walking this path yesterday, I was able to identify poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac and Virgnia creeper on either side of the path just waiting for some hapless soul like me to brush against them. Just typing this is causing me to break out in a rash...that's how allergic I am. I would welcome any horror stories from Freepers about their encounters with the aforementioned plants and advice about any...
  • Peppervine- Rash inducing weed? (vanity)

    06/02/2007 9:15:47 AM PDT · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 2 replies · 666+ views
    I have a question for those of you who enjoy gardening. I have a very good friend who has a yard full of this vine. We thought it was a form of poison-ivy because whenever we touch it, we get a rash. We have researched quite a bit and discovered it's not poison-ivy, but peppervine. Has anyone else ever run into this? I have found a couple of gardening forums that have some anecdotal evidence of the rash, but nothing factual. We have found it is very prolific and next to impossible to eradicate. Thanks all for your help.
  • Global warming boosts poison ivy (grasping at straws alert!)

    05/29/2006 3:38:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 42 replies · 570+ views
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 5/30/2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Another reason to worry about global warming: more and itchier poison ivy. The noxious vine grows faster and bigger as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rise, researchers report Monday...
  • FYI: Why does poison ivy make me itch?

    09/25/2005 10:07:52 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 10 replies · 6,335+ views
    Poison Ivy Basics Poison ivy is a red, itchy rash caused by the plant that bears its name. Many people get it when they are hiking or working in their garden and accidentally come into direct contact with the plant's leaves, roots, or stems. The poison ivy rash often looks like red lines, and sometimes it forms blisters. The culprit behind the rash is a chemical in the sap of poison ivy plants called urushiol (oo-roo-shee-ohl). Its name comes from the Japanese word "urushi," meaning lacquer. Urushiol is the same substance that triggers an allergic reaction when people touch...