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Unfortunately, I was way too busy this week to come up with a new edition of Your Friday Dose of Woo. However, there’s still stuff to be mined from the ancient history of this blog, stuff that most of you, my readers, have probably not seen. This one, for instance, dates back nearly two years…

Portrait of the artist reviewing grants

This is what Orac would look like this weekend if he were his blog mascot and if those piles of papers surrounding him were NIH grants. Yes, NIH Study Section time is coming up in less than two weeks. It’s grant review crunch time, and this is how I will be spending the remainder of…

Our intrepid mascot has been revealing sides of himself this year of which I had previously been unaware. After all, who knew he was so into art that he’d pose nude without embarrassment? Or that he was a Shakespearean actor? Or that he has a way with the ladies? Maybe it’s because he’s so suave…

…and how! Who knew our intrepid mascot liked hockey so much? I wonder if he’s Canadian. Maybe so.

I don’t recall how I came across this. Perhaps it was while looking for photos of our intrepid mascot that I don’t already have, or perhaps it was to see if anyone else has anything to say about our cheery but strange mascot, the purpose of whose head you really don’t want to think too…

Given that my attempt last year to pull an April Fool’s Day gag fooled no one and in essence went over like the proverbial lead balloon, I’m chastened enough not to try it again this year. Maybe by next year, I’ll get up the nerve again. In the meantime, this little gem came through a…

What’s he got that I haven’t?

In all the confusion, work, and excitement of the last week, including an NIH study section and a trip to give a talk, you may have thought that I’ve forgotten about a monthly feature that has been ongoing here since the very beginning and that will likely continue as long as (1) this blog exists…

Here’s a blog that Shelley discovered and that I’ve been meaning to mention for a week now: Drug Rep Toys. Yep, it’s a blog whose purpose is to review and rate the various bits of swag that drug reps hand out to us doctors in the hopes that (I guess) we’ll prescribe or use their…

Vacation’s end

Sadly, for many, today marks the end of their vacation (or at least of their long weekend). Fortunately, I was smart enough (as well as able) to take one last precious day off tomorrow to head into the city and check out an exhibit at the Met that my wife and I want to see.…

An all time high

October was a very good month for Respectful Insolence, a very good month indeed. In fact, traffic for this blog reached an all-time high, edging out the previous best month (May 2006) by about 1,000 visits on Sitemeter. It just goes to show that, although traffic has more or less leveled off and is fluctuating…

Archeological evidence most unexpected

Pretty much everyone knows about the existence of the fabulous cave paintings dating back 30,000 years in places such as Lascaux and Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc in France. In these caves, our forebearers used the walls as their canvases to paint amazingly vibrant and detailed paintings of animals and various other things. The paintings are beautiful, some of…

A Spinal Tap moment…

I don’t know why, but yesterday I was thinking about Spinal Tap. It’s a hilarious movie that I haven’t seen in a while, and I’ve wanted to own the DVD for a while now. Somehow, this thought reminded me of something. Something about the blog. Something that, in my absence and now my return from…

An odd place for a telephone booth

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

Your Sunday dose of photography

Angel Falls produces the tallest free fall of water in the world, at over 3,000 feet, with an uninterrupted drop of over 2,600 feet. If you read the conventional history of the falls, you’d know that the one credited officially with discovering the falls is James Angel, who found the falls while looking for an…

37 years ago today: The Moon

Thirty seven years ago today, on July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to walk on the Moon. (You can quibble and say it was July 21 by Universal Time (a.k.a. Greenwich Mean Time), but I’m an American, and to me as a child it happened on July 20. In any…