The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dr. Steven Barrett on Chiropractic

Barrett runs Quackwatch, and here's a nice slide show and talk on Chiropractic. I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, so all I can say is that most days, my drive to get coffee takes me within 50 feet or so of a Chiropractic office, and that's as close as I ever intend to get to one. Your mileage may vary.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The animals are revolting

Admittedly some are cute as well. The stories below are all from a single day's look at UPI's odd news (plus one from the Reykjavik Grapeline, via Dave Barry's blog:)
Oh, in other news, there was a storm somewhere. It's over now. Back to business as usual.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Decline and fall

The chump Apple executive responsible for the maps fiasco is being run out of town on a rail let go for, rumor has it, not so much the fiasco itself as refusing to sign the company's apology. He was the iOS chief and, again, according to rumor, is going to charged with crimes against humanity by the International Court for sullying Apple's saintly reputation.

They also booted their retail guy, too.

(2012 10 30: 10:57 AM: Note that the link above is not working right now, thanks to the Hurricane.)

And while all this goes on, Microsoft tries to excite the world with yet another version of Windows. World: huh? Who? Microwhat?