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Pus: the Rodney Dangerfield of immunology

David S Pisetsky

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Duke University Medical Center 151G Durham VAMC Durham, NC 27705, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011, 13:131  doi:10.1186/ar3477

Published: 26 October 2011

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The American comedian Rodney Dangerfield was famous for his catch phrase 'I don't get no respect', which he used to punctuate monologues throughout an illustrious career. The fulcrum of humor on topics such as drinking, sex and marriage, the phrase fit well the persona of Dangerfield. This was a man whose appearance disrespected respect. His eyes bulged, he was nervous and jittery and he constantly tugged at his collar and wiped sweat from his brow. It seemed that, no matter what Dangerfield did, respect would keep far from his way.