Charlie covering his ears
Two annoying girls moved into the apartment above me.
I'm forced to hear every dumb thing they say.
These are my letters to them.


“I’m telling you, I have Toxic Shock Syndrome!” What the hell is Toxic Shock Syndrome? Hold on, let me Google–EWWWWWW!

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  1. cheerdiva800 says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty gross.

    • Charlotte says:

      i hopeno images came up!
      when i was 13 i had to learn about it by reading the back of my tampon box. then i asked my mom. but she wasnt home. i asked my DAD.

  2. Sara says:

    Charlie, I would recommend brain bleach for you. Men other than doctors shouldn’t have to know what Toxic Shock Syndrome is…

  3. DDD says:

    that’s gross dude

  4. Quinny says:

    it’s life-threatening… I hope Cathy/Claire is okay.

  5. Sissygirl12 says:

    Omg and you had to here that. I feel so sorry for you. That is nasty :(

  6. pottergirl94 says:

    umm charlie men can get it too. not the same of course, but they can

  7. Cat34 says:

    Charlie I’m wondering, do GAM say more than 1 stupid thing a day, or do you just pick out the best? :)

    • Charlie McDowell says:

      Sometimes they say 10 stupid things in a day. Other times they, mostly when they are sleeping, they don’t say anything stupid. It’s kinda random. But I’m always computer ready.

  8. angel says:

    And now you know, Charlie. Now you know.

    Ahh, the things you learn just by listening to the girls. Although this is probably one of those things you’d rather not know eh? Poor you.

    I hope she went to see the doctor though; TSS is potentially fatal.

  9. Artsy Girl says:

    Oh my, this one went from “Dear girls above me” to “Oh dear god!! No! NOOO!” I feel so bad for you Charlie.

  10. Vince says:

    Charlie, somewhat unrelated but… I found your blog yesterday was reading your backlogs when I got to the part with the pillow. I then realized that not only was this stuff hilarious, but 100% legit. I lost it, and could not contain the laughter much to the suspicion of my co-workers and various bosses.

    I read the entire backlog of your site in one go. Keep it up man, your a hero for being able to tolerate that kind of idiocy in your life. I would have snapped by now…

  11. Leah says:

    I think this is a first though. The girls knew something (that wasn’t fashion related) that you had to google. Look at them learn! Hopefully if it ever happens again, it will be something less unpleasant to learn about.

    • pb says:

      is this the first time the girls have educated you, charlie?

    • AnaPanda says:

      Well, tech they could have just learned about it from the lil paper inside their box of tampons. Which is prob like harcore literature for them haha

  12. Ana says:

    Yeah, the internet is a dangerous place, I felt the same way when I googled Santorum.

  13. Amy says:

    lol this reminded me of when my parents got married…..I guess one day my Dad was reading things while in the bathroom, and read the tampon box. After reading about TSS he forbade my Mom from ever using them again! Then she forbade me when I was older. I never listened but for some reason this post made me smile thinking about that.

  14. Jillian says:

    Now you know, Charlie. Don’t google everything you hear. Some things are better left in their apt.

  15. Random Punmaster says:

    Acrobats are always doing good turns.

  16. Melissa says:

    Agh! I’m on the same cycle as these girls!

  17. Matt says:

    So many questions. How did they even here about TSS and what made her think she even had it? If it is a rash though, she should still have that checked out.

    • pottergirl94 says:

      this is probably more information then you need to know but on the inside of the tampon box there’s a piece of paper telling you what to do if you think you have tss

    • Maeve says:

      On all tampon boxes, it gives a warning of TSS, which I assume is how they found out about it. It is actually very severe, and can be life-threatening.

  18. pb says:

    learning about girl bodily function-related stuff always seems to terrify guys.

  19. Michelle says:

    Compared from the various VD’s they could have obtained, I’d say that TSS is a fairly mild one.
    This is definitely one of the funniest posts.

    • Michelle says:

      I meant “compared with”…I’ll just blame autocorrect…everybody else does…damn you autocorrect!

  20. Greer says:

    Why did I google it, too? Mine eyes!
    Also, this was uploaded on my birthday. :D

  21. Scrabbles says:

    I remember learning about that in middle school health class… It’s always a bit awkward when they have those type of lectures… Anyway, this is my first post. You rock, Charlie!

  22. LilMissLyshaa says:

    First off, Ewwwwwwww! Second….I sadly am on the same cycle as these girls too…./:

  23. Sissygirl12 says:

    When I read that is it bad that when I read this I heard my best friends voice?? Be would freak out to if he had googled it

    • Pottergirl94 says:

      Wait which friend Cory or hunter?

      • Alexis says:

        You’re really annoying. Every time I see one of your posts it makes me want to say, ‘Cool story bro! Tell it again!’ in the most sarcastic voice I could muster up.

      • pottergirl94 says:

        you don’t have to be a douche about it

      • Alexis says:

        Bahaha. Douche is the best you can do? Go back to the 5th grade.

      • pottergirl94 says:

        vos adepto a vita stupidi parum Troglodytarum

      • Alexis says:

        Sooo… You’re calling me something along the lines of ‘stupid caveman’ in Italian? What the hell??

      • pottergirl94 says:

        that was really close, but no i called you a troll and it’s Latin big difference.

      • KimeeFace says:

        Try not to feed the trolls, they’ll move in and start smelling up the place.

      • Alexis says:

        Mhmm it doesn’t really make a difference in latin. I’d like to say that you’re equally as troll-like as I am, but physically I’m like a freaking unicorn.

  24. Mea-chan says:

    First off, ugghuhujhnuhuhuhuuhuhu. Secondly, keep it to yourself and get to a hospital ASAP.

  25. Jessica says:

    TSS is not something to eww at. My little sister just had a case of it. She was nearly unable to walk due to weakness, had a fever of 105F, had to be taken by helicopter to a bigger hospital, and spent a few days in the ICU. So ladies, remember to change your tampons regularly.

    • Cassie says:

      Exactly what I was thinking. I mean I understand the immediate “yuck” reflex, particularly with the males, but honestly. It’s a disease just like any other icky disease, and actually a rather serious one at that. Speaking of, based on the tone of your comment I’m assuming your sister made it through okay; I’m very glad to hear it. I hope everything’s just fine again now :)

      • Philip says:

        Even though I am a male, I looked it up and was totally fine with what I read. I didn’t think it was disgusting at all, although I got a list of potential causes in alphabetical order, so tampon use was low on the list. Maybe being married also changes things. It is certainly not the worst disease/disorder I have seen.

  26. Courteney says:

    I looked it up. . . Good to know what to look for :P and I’d much rather google that than blue waffles o.O gross >.<

  27. Jessica says:

    She did make it through and is just fine now. Thanks Cassie.

  28. Rosi says:

    How many people have googled this?

  29. Laurie says:

    I would just like to report that TSS is now trending in the Google search polls. Well done, Charlie!

  30. Nancy says:

    Well, that’s just dandy.

  31. Kvothe the Bloodless says:

    I’d rather not look it up. Ignorance is bliss sometimes, and I don’t want to ruin how cool “Toxic Shock” sounds to me.

    • Courteney says:

      hahahahahahaha!!! But isn’t ignorance not bliss? Just ignorance X)
      I also never thought of it that way, that sounds so cool now that you pointed it out :D

  32. Clint says:

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I feel obligated:

    My friend died of TSS last summer. It’s serious shit and can start in just two hours of using a tampon. Every young woman should be fully informed. For more information, visit

  33. Sean ಠ_ರೃ says:

    I don’t get it… I googled it and it didn’t bother me. Then again, neither did 2 girls 1 cup or the blue waffle thing. Seeing the after affects of two surgeries does strengthen the stomach I guess :D

    • Courteney says:

      OH GOD!!!!!! My friend showed me 2 girls 1 cup today, I almost threw up o.O I don’t know how that didn’t bother you!!!!! Are you a superhero or something?! :D

    • KimeeFace says:

      How do those things NOT bother you? Where can I get this amazing superpower?

  34. Killa357 says:

    There are two parts of my brain working here… One part says what is this? Look it up! And then there is the other part that says “Don’t do it you dumb bastard…”

    Well after reading a few comments I’m pretty sure I’ve figured out what it is… I guess you can say that is gross, but try working in a hospital for any measurable length of time. Especially in the hospice area. Old people just don’t care man…

    • Lizzie says:

      I just asked my older sister… Its kinda gross & another reason I dont plan on using tampons….

  35. kantiankitten says:

    i don’t get why that’s so gross. because it can result from tampon use? come on… it’s actually a serious disease, and as far as disgusting things related to the genitals go, it’s incredibly tame. grow up!

  36. Luna says:

    Because I’m too scared to google it, someone please tell me in the least disgusting way what TSS is.

  37. Cassidy says:

    I’ve been out of town for three weeks, and it’s great to catch up on nearly a month’s worth of GAM. I find it a very productive way to prepare for college… My roommate might end up one!

  38. Dallas says:

    Its a disease you can get from leaving a tampon in too long, Luna. Yeah, its seriously not that gross, boys. However, you can die from that…. she should probably get that checked out.

  39. nunya says:

    Charlie, I tune in to this site because it makes me giggle…but this didn’t, my best friend died 2 years ago frm toxic shock syndrom. Whether your neighbor has it or not is a non-issue, because a fatal disease should not be used to entertain your masses of fans. Like you said…they say many other funny things…and you used the one that includes a disease that plagues thousands of women and kills hundreds? I feel like youre making fun of it. I’m sorry but I can’t support a site that pokes fun at fatal diseases.

    • CookiesVs.Cupcakes says:

      I’m sorry your friend died but I really don’t think he was “poking fun” at tss. And besides, once you google something who knows what sick things pop up. Especially if you’re a guy and googled that.

    • KimeeFace says:

      He wasn’t poking fun at the disease. I am sorry for your friend, but honestly your friend has nothing to do with this site. Charlie posted what he always posts- something one of the girls above him said. How would he have known about your friend? Should he just censor everything so that no one ever gets offended? Then there wouldn’t be a DGAM site.

      • Lizzie says:

        & that would torture EVERYONE…

      • nunya says:

        Wtg!!! You have an opinion!! So do I!!! You think I don’t realize that this site it over dgam not tss… uh derrrr….no ish sherlock. And how are you 2 to know what he is doing?? Are you charlie? I think not! And its not about my friend or the disease in general. Its like making fun of cancer or spine abifida. Just tasteless. And I don’t think he should censor himself. But I think he should be more courteous to his fans and their views. That’s just pleasing the masses.and this mass wasn’t pleased. And I was voicing that to CHARLIE, not for the useless view of others. I posted in his comment section because I know he sees it and that seems the only way to give MY opinion to him. Sorry MY view did not please you, but honestly I could care less.

      • KimeeFace says:

        “No ish sherlock”? “how are you 2 know”? Why are we typing like third graders? U NO SPEEK ENGRISH? U MAD BRO? Honestly, if you didn’t seem like a whiny child- whose probably lying about having a dead friend for attention on this site- I might agree with you. But Charlie can post whatever the hell he wants. And I can comment on what I want.
        And yes, I do realize this site is about DGAM, not TSS. Do you? Because you seem to be the one having a fit. I on the other hand, am sitting here laughing heartily at how bothered you are. Cold? Yes I am. I am a frigid bitch.

      • Courteney says:

        KimeeFace=my new hero:) thanks for stopping the whining!

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