Angry Toxicologist

Don’t go to the ER.
So yesterday I was excersizing relatively strenously and after about 40 minutes I started to have some chest pain on the left side along with tightness in my neck and shoulder. Hmmm…good time to stop. It wasn’t really severe so I took a shower but the tightness and some pain remained but decided to head home as it was likely just some pectoral strain. Then I realized that if I heard about me, I’d call me stupid so I thought I should go to the hospital just in case. Well, that was the dumb idea. I was directed to an urgent care: “You’ll get seen right away, but in ER, unless you’ve lost a limb, are unconcious or got shot it’ll probably be 6-8 hrs”. How sad a statement is that? (The IOM agrees) I got the picture and went to an urgent care and got seen within 20 mins plus it was probably cheaper for my insurance. (I’m fine by the way, they also think some chest muscles are spasming). Today, I’m feeling fine, eating a doughnut, but exasperated with ERs to the point of laughing.

The Gov from Illinois
You’ve all heard of this but I implore you to read the transcript if you haven’t. It’s just way too good. (the first part is dull, you’ve got to get to the wire tapped stuff). Rod isn’t stepping down (just like you don’t name your daughter Candy if you don’t want her to be a stripper, you don’t name your son Rod if you don’t want him to be a mafia hit man, foulmouthed corrupt pol, or crack-showing plumber). Why isn’t he stepping down? He doesn’t say. I’ve been trying to contemplate his possible defenses.
1) I was rehersing for a play called “Rod Blagojevich sells his soul and Illinois down the river”.
2) My wife made me do it (reading the transcript this may be 10% true).
3) Um, isn’t that how politics work, you [expletive] [expletive]?
4) Do your worst, my hair will protect me.

Others?

Weekly Aural Pleasure
Yes, it’s Mr Scruff again. I love his music and find his videos…um, charming is the word I think I want. The pear dance at 2:31 especially makes me smile. Happy Friday.

PS That’s the wonderful Alice Russell on vocals in case you’re curious.

Comments

  1. #1 Anna
    December 12, 2008

    You are eating a donut? So you want go again to the ER/Urgent Care with chest pains, this time for real? Please reconsider ingesting sugary wheat flour bombs fried in unnatural vegetable oils. Really.

  2. #2 nm
    December 14, 2008

    It’s not the ER’s fault. It was allowing primary care socialized medicine to be destroyed that caused the ER mess you’re all stuck with.

  3. #3 AngryToxicologist
    December 16, 2008

    Anna,
    As today is tuesday I’ve had a banana, and orange, and a bowl of Cream of Wheat. Not only does that make it okay to eat my friday doughnut, but it makes it all the more fun. All things in moderation. Really.

  4. #4 spor haberleri
    January 1, 2009

    thankss.best regards..

  5. #5 JJ
    January 30, 2009

    I love that song and the video is awesome!!!! However, I kept worrying about how bruised the fruit would be after a couple of takes :-P

  6. #6 James
    February 10, 2009

    Stockport viaduct and an angry toxicologist are not two things I thought I’d find on the same webpage. That I have found them together has cheered me up enormously for some reason.

  7. #7 netlog
    February 15, 2009

    I love that song and the video is awesome!!!! However, I kept worrying about how bruised the fruit would be after a couple of takes

  8. #8 muhabbet
    March 18, 2009

    Thx.

  9. #9 wholesale jewelry
    April 7, 2009

    I kept worrying about how bruised the fruit would be after a couple of takes
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  10. #10 sac ekimi
    April 25, 2009

    Yes, it’s Mr Scruff again. I love his music and find his videos…um, charming is the word I think I want. The pear dance at 2:31 especially makes me smile. Happy Friday.

  11. #11 luton dentist
    May 14, 2009

    Great to watch such a entertaining video.

  12. #12 Resveratrol
    July 24, 2009

    Your eating habits could be the reason of your pain. Use acai berry and resveratrol to keep fit and healthy.

  13. #13 chat
    July 25, 2009

    It’s not the ER’s fault. It was allowing primary care socialized medicine to be destroyed that caused the ER mess you’re all stuck with.

  14. #14 Acne treatment
    August 14, 2009

    I had seen the video it’s great.I liked the fruits dancing.

  15. #15 Campanola Watches
    August 23, 2009

    My husband had a similar crap experience at an E.R. recently. He had stabbing pain in his upper abdomen for a week.. night sweats, fever the whole shabang. He went to the E.R. and was there for seven hours.. only to be seen for by a nurse practitioner, who drew blood, and told him he was extremely healthy and he probably pulled a muscle. So.. a waste of a $100 copay and a huge waste of time!
    -Sylvia
    Campanola Watches

  16. #16 Abercrombie
    November 30, 2009

    So.. a waste of a $100 copay and a huge waste of time!
    -Sylvia

  17. #17 richmond hill dentist
    January 1, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Going to the ER is a big waste of time.

  18. Thanks for sharing your experience. Going to the ER is a big waste of time.

  19. #19 mp3 indir
    September 22, 2010

    As today is tuesday I’ve had a banana, and orange, and a bowl of Cream of Wheat. Not only does that make it okay to eat my friday doughnut, but it makes it all the more fun. All things in moderation. Really.

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  21. #21 Eticaret
    November 26, 2010

    love that song and the video is awesome!!!!

  22. #22 sac ekim
    January 2, 2012

    Yes, it’s Mr Scruff again. I love his music and find his videos…um, charming is the word I think I want. The pear dance at 2:31 especially makes me smile. Happy Friday.

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