Poop Strong


When I was in high school, one of my closest friends was Sourav Guha, a smart, funny, and cynical kid- much like myself. I remembe his younger brother, Arjit, as an optimistic kid who admired my knowledge of Star Trek, forever cementing my high regard for him.  I’ve been out of high school for almost 20 years, and in the intervening years Arjit went to school, got married, traveled the world, and enrolled in a PhD program. Then, at barely 30 years of age, Arjit was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.

Since that diagnosis, Arjit’s been through an array of operations and chemotherapy, and he will continue to require expensive treatments for the foreseeable future.  His $300K of insurance was consumed within a year, and he now has a short but expensive period of treatment where he’ll be uninsured until August. Until then, he’s looking for some help, and in exchange for making a donation on poopstrong.org,  you can get a beautifully rendered t-shirt of a human colon.

Check out Poop Strong and make a donation- you’ll be helping out a nice guy who deserves to have a long life ahead of him.


  1. From my brother (in case you’d like to visit Phoenix, this might be a good time to go): “Nick should know that the TNG love hasn’t waned in the least, and that I’m super-excited about PHX Comicon this year so I can see Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, and Marina Sirtis.”

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