Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 27, 2006

This is getting depressing. Last night, the Tigers lost a particularly heartbreaking game 5-4. It’s heartbreaking because it’s a game that they really should have won. Unfortunately errors and the two unearned runs that they allowed killed them. Now the 2006 World Series is at the same point that the 1968 World Series was, with…

Friday Random Ten

It’s Friday, and I haven’t done this for a long time; so here we go. I fired up iTunes, set it to Shuffle Play, and awaited with baited breath for what came out. See how this stuff compares to Mark’s list today: 1. My Chemical Romance, Welcome to the Black Parade (from The Black Parade).…

QuackSafe™ Google searching

Tired of doing Google searches for evidence-based discussions of dubious-sounding medical treatments and finding that the first 100 sites (or, if you’re unlucky, the first 1,000 sites) that pop up are nothing more than altie woo, shills selling alternative medicine and supplements, and CureZone or Whale.to wannabes? Here’s a useful tool. Le Canard Noir has…

No, I’m not talking about “Iron Justice,” a guy who regularly posts to misc.health.alternative and seems obsessed with iron metabolism as the be-all and end-all of health and disease, with a particular affinity for iron overload as the cause of seemingly all disease, although he might make an amusing target at some point in the…