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The Desenex® Burger

Sorry to barge inhere with an FZ-related question, but: what is a Desenex burger?

Desenex is a cream used for diaper rash. Why it was coupled with "burger," other than to make the burger sound disgusting, I don't know.

That is weird indeed. I always assumed Desenex was some sort of fast-food chain that had not yet swept the ocean...

Not sure if you're cracking a silly one here or not, but Desenex is a spray or powder for Athlete's Foot Fungus, equally gross-out, but with a better tie-in to the igniting of a gym-sock with a Sulfur Preparation (H or otherwise)...

No, I wasn't joking. That was the purpose I had seen Desenex cream used for. A quick Google search shows that you are quite correct, however when the search is run with "Desenex" and "diaper rash" together, a smaller set of results is returned that shows it is also used for that purpose. It's TWO, TWO, TWO creams in one! ;-)
"Desenex undecylenic acid topical... Undecylenic acid topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, diaper rash, prickly heat, excessive sweating in the groin area, itching, burning, and chafing." However, one site had comments saying that "Desitin" was the diaper rash cream and that "Denorex" was the dandruff shampoo, with Desenex being for athlete's foot.
PPS a search for "Desenex burger" brought up only a few FZ related results, so apparently Frank had a lock on this concept.

No shitÉ
Weird, I never heard of that. But in those days, I had more experience with foot crud (you know I'm resisting temptation here), than heinie burn...
The times they have a changed (damn).
Thanks for the research, Poodle

"New Desenex is a cream used for diaper rash."
"Desenex is a spray or powder for Athlete's Foot Fungus."
"It's a floor wax, I'm telling you!"
"It's a dessert topping, you cow!"

I believe that in 1983, United Laboratories published a study citing that Desenex and Kraft Mayonnaise were exactly the same.
It may have been 1982.
Sometime. Somewhere. Somebody said something.
I think.

Smegma! #8

This has probably already been answered, seeing as I have a few posts to get through. I think I read somewhere that Desenex is pimple cream. Can anyone explain the joke to me though?
Mr. Pugh

Desenex = Anti-Toe-Jam (aka Athlete's Foot) spray/powder. I spent a minor segment of my High School career, as it were, as a "jock", and this stuff was, well, known...
There are different versions of the product, i.e., for Jock Itch (Don't you ever wash that thing?) and Diaper Rash (I learned of these non-stinkfoot related uses here), but the FZ tie-in is to the smelly gym sock that once belonged to Carl Zappa...
And, well, it quickly becomes apparent what's meant. I think the phrase really didn't carry all that much meaning, it was just a joke, but then... so what?
Frank says it in the song like he's presenting an award, so maybe the folks that come up with this stuff could think of a category where a member of TBN could be awarded a D-Burger? It seems almost necessary, and, well, we here know all about necessity and that thing that it breeds

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