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White Coat Hypotension

Land’s End sells white coats.  The kind that doctors wear.   I got an email hawking Land’s End stuff.  Promising big savings.  So I notice this: Anyway, I looked at the image of the coat.  I imagined myself putting it on.  Got chills.  Yuck.   I’m glad I went to medical school.  There was more…

Cat Power

Cat Power is pretty cool.  Like What Would the Community Think. Music such as this has a long tail.  It is the nature of cat power.

This is one of those things that take a minute to figure out if it is serious, or a parody.   Block African witchcraft curses against McCain and Palin NOW! Jim Bramlett Sep 28 2008 04:12PM Dear friends: THIS IS EXTREMELY SERIOUS. Minutes ago I spoke with friend Dr. Norman G. Marvin, M.D. and he…

New Financial Plan

This one is illustrated.  The photos speak for themselves.   Source It’ll work about as well as the Paulson-Bernanke plan.  

Krugman Wins Nobel; Markets Rally

Paul Krugman was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.   “It’s been an extremely weird day, but weird in a positive way,” Mr. Krugman said in an interview on his way to a Washington meeting for the Group of Thirty, an international body from the public and private…

Automobile Raises Testosterone

But not just any automobile.  It’s the Maserati limited-edition 2009 GranTurismo S.  And the test confirms the result only for women: Experts found that 100% of female participants showed a “significant increase in testosterone secretion” while listening to a Maserati engine revving – in fact, measurably more so than for any other sports-car sound. Unfortunately,…

“Sound Off” in Local Paper

It is impossible to know if this is serious, or satire.

46% Swingers

The Pew Research Center informs us that today’s number is 46%.  That is the percentage of independent voters who are undecided about their choice for President in the November election in the USA.  This is “much higher” than the same statistic four years ago.  It is likely that this group will swing the election. Of…


Seems like everything is being made so you can attach an iPod.   Shown below is the George Foreman iPod Grill.  With 10-watt speaker. How patriotic is that? And what are we to make of one of the reviews posted at I love George Foreman’s products! I own all of the grills, and I…

Something To Try Sometime

Make echinacea tea, fairly strong.  Refrigerate it.  Get some 100% pomegranate juice.  Refrigerate that.  Wait until cold.  Mix together in 1:1 proportion.  Drink.   There is no particular reason for this, other that simply to have the experience.