Ok,even if you didn't ask for it, here it is. Sooo...let's play the game. What two things does the man in the picture have in common with the skull in the window? Anyone can enter and I will be the judge.
The irrational yet irrestible urge to know or make known. The CC is a "club" founded by a small group of medical professionals, who have made a pastime of turning medical cases and discussions into medically irrelevant history lessons, philosophical rants, and displays of one-upsmanship. The official premise, since the "club" was named, has been to exchange and discuss various books, movies, and ideas. Sometimes we eat sushi.
Well, an audible book for 9.95 has lead me to buy from Sam's an IPOD and accessories for 331.31.
Check it out on NPR or their web site. Looks like some Dudes we might like to hang with.
Discover Magazine recently reported on the portrayal of amnesia in movies. This is frequently brought on by a knock on the head and memory is later recovered by another knock on the head. A recent study of amnesia in movie characters by Sallie Baxendale, a neuropsychologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, looked at 60 movies. She reported that only three of them had accurate portrayals of amnesia, two of which I have seen and enjoyed, the other I have never heard of. I would like for all visitors and members of the CC to reflect for a moment and list a couple of movies they think are the most accurate. I will update with the answer after I get a few guesses.
This is the way I feel many days when trying to make thoughtful insight into the world, the world of medicine, and life in general.
HELLO,I have not posted because I didn't want to appear to TAKE OVER THE BLOG. And of course, YOUR mother thinks you are smarter than I. MY mother, if she could rise from the grave, would think that I am the wiser if not the more smart.
...for the bossman's rendtition of the Methadone Minotaur which I am sure is no match for the Mythical Methicorn. Maybe he has commissioned the Flash for this masterpiece.
From this edition's host, The Two Percent Company:
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Skeptics' Circle — a blog carnival aimed at gathering the best skeptical writing from around the blogosphere into a handy bi-weekly digest. In case you're just joining us, it's not too late to catch up by reading the first, second, and third editions — we highly recommend them! read on..
Our evening repast included New Zealand lamb, Andes onions, Mexican blackberries, UK cheese, and Australian wine. Wish you all were here and leaving soon so I can go to bed!
Thank you for an interest in words and for correcting any misspelling and vague misinterpretation of their meanings. I am a little disappointed in the general noninterest in these matters by other members of the blog. It was good to know that moot was a LEGAL term and is DEBATABLE. I thought it was mute and no further discussion was needed or expected. So moot IS a hoot.
Take note of the new link I added to the "News and Daily Updates" section on the sidebar. It is to a site called Wordspy which is dedicated to finding new words and terms being used in newspapers, magazines and websites. They even include the citations. Also don't forget to see the 'Quotes of the Day' and 'Word of the Day' to help fulfull your educational needs.
Well, I have 1 cd copied out of about 15. I don't think this technology is going to be worth it timewise.
I downloaded Washington to my computer, now if I can fiqure out how to burn it to cds, you will have something to listen to on the way to WR.
First of all, I am finished with
It was okay, I like Bill alright, but I'm like Joe, I remember it too well, or at least the last half of it, to form any new or worthwhile opinions. Whoever wants it let me know or will just give it back to Brad.
Next is the movie Waking Life.
Joe is currently holding this one, he said he slept through most of it but he wants to try again. It is called a movie, but really it is more like a series of extreme philosophical rants, loosely tied together by a common character present througout, with a look that resembles a realistic cartoon or a painting in motion. I highly recommend this movie, Joe may give a different opinion.
Another DVD that I have for loan is Baraka
This is less of a movie than Waking Life so I may not be able to recommend it to Joe because he would probably sleep through it too. You'll have to read the reviews to get a better Idea of what it is about, but briefly, it is a bunch of great scenery, with time lapse photography of cities, skies, train stations and much more, with some good music. I think it was great but if you need a plot and some explosions, forget it.
The last DVD I am holding is called Tape
With Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Uma Thurman and thats it. In one hotel room, the whole time. Its full of good dialogue and suspense.
Whoever has some new material hurry and give it up, I need something to listen to on my way to work besides the F the Memphis Mayor campaign by Rock 103 (not that I don't enjoy it).
I'm only "33", I thought I would get close to 12, MA says consistently that I am pre-teen, so I guess I am mature for my age.
30 was my answer, not too bad.
You Are 30 Years Old
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
I ran across this post on the bogus alternative medicine practice of EDTA Chelation Therapy from Respectful Insolence (aka Orac Knows). He discusses the many claims of its benefits such as treating atherosclerosis, claudication, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and many others, as well as its accepted uses such as treatment of heavy metal toxicity. If you haven't had patients ask you about this yet, you probably will.