Category Archives: Health

No, it snot.

Someone can answer this for me: How come three-year-olds are always covered in snot?  Maybe another way to ask this is: How come we’re not covered in snot all the time like three-year-olds are? I’m sure there’s a simple answer, … Continue reading

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Agenda Movie Club: GasLand

GasLand Josh Fox 2010 There are horror movies, and then there are real horror movies. Want to see someone light their tap water on fire? No, you don’t. Trust me, you don’t. This is terrifying, because of how much it’s … Continue reading

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Everyone tell Zack how awesome he is.

Cause he is. Just ran his first official half-marathon today: 1:51:52. Represent!

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Very Serious Medical Alert

So, for the past two days, my ankle has been buzzing. Like, when you put your phone on vibrate and someone calls? Like that. Not constantly, just now and then. But enough that I’m noticing it. Anyone have any idea … Continue reading

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A great wrong has been… um… righted.

This, from the Guardian (UK) today: Smuggled and bootlegged, it has been the cause of transatlantic tensions for more than two decades. But after 21 years in exile, the haggis is to be allowed back into the United States. (Emphasis … Continue reading

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Diru’s School of Driving

Lesson 1:  Do Not Drive With PBag: Lesson 2:  Do Not Drive With PBag (via Starts With A Bang)

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Trigger Option Epic Fail

How many ways are there to not reform health care and still act like we’re reforming health care?  Add one more to the list of Coward Bozo “reforms”:  the Trigger Option.  This is the one that says, basically, that we’re … Continue reading

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My eating habits are dealt a devastating blow.

Sent in by JP: Anthony Franz says an undercooked salmon salad gave him a 9-foot-tapeworm, and in August he sued the Chicago restaurant that served it to him. If Franz’s tapeworm tale holds water – and the Chicago Sun-Times reports … Continue reading

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Swine Flu? SARS? Scabies? Child’s Play.

I know not a single one of you out there has ever heard of what I’m about to tell you, because if you had, then that would mean you’ve never warned me about it and I could no longer call … Continue reading

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Boston Police Department: Model of Transparency

Two nights ago, the following post appeared on the Boston Police Department’s Twitter feed: INJURED OFFICER: Officer from district 4 transported to Beth Israel Hospital, human bite to arm, suspect in custody. Alert Twitterer willcady quickly asked the BPD what … Continue reading

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