TASTE & POWER

Jenkem use in Brooklyn

Posted in Art by oldmandub on July 26, 2008

For those of you who don’t know, Jenkem is a way to get high off of human feces. In the book Children of AIDS: Africa’s Orphan Crisis by Emma Guest, the making of Jenkem is described as “fermented human sewage, scraped from pipes and stored in plastic bags for a week or so, until it gives off numbing, intoxicating fumes.” The smell of feces that permeates the borough of Brooklyn has always been thought to create the same effects of doing Jenkem directly, but now it’s clear that it acts like the airborne hallucinogen in Batman Begins and causes kids there to enjoy looking at shitty, ugly things.