Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Tiny Little Morsels

  • It would be interesting to find out who put that Soviet-style provision into the spending bill--you know, the one there was the big flap over: it would have allowed the chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations commitees to look at your tax return. Say, I'll bet there were some exemptions to that provision, maybe about 550 of them. I'm glad to see that the politicians can all at least fake outrage. Here I am reminded of Claude Rains in Casablanca.

  • Why aren't Ron Artest and Jermaine O'Neal (and maybe even Ben Wallace) in jail? If I punched someone who threw a drink on me, I think I'd get a trip to the big house. If I incited a riot, I think I'd be in the big house for a while.

  • Okay, this Kennedy assassination video game sounds mildly interesting...but come on. How would these guys like it if...uh, if...damn, who's a famous Scotsman...if an American development group made a video game where you make Scotty from Star Trek eat too much?

  • I've come to the not-terribly-original conclusion that doctors are a lot like computer technicians. Many of you probably know that a computer technician, when all else fails, will tell you to reboot the computer. If you're asked to reboot, that's most likely a sign that the person on the phone with you has no idea what's going on and they're hoping the problem will go away for long enough for them to get rid of you. Similarly, doctors have a default plan when they don't know what's going on. This is prompted by Savannah's current medical woes--the doctor and nurses had essentially no idea what's wrong and they're hoping that antibiotics will hit it. Fortunately, they seem to be.

  • What with Thanksgiving, updates may be spotty.


  • (dpb) Much like developers who write and re-write their less-than-perfect code, people in health care don't call it practicing medicine for nothing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:12 AM  

  • (Savannah) Here you go: How about if an American development company made a "Dismal Fates of the Llewellyn Davies Boys" and you had to hunt them down and kill them to rack up J.M. Barrie Agony points. (In real life, the Davies boys *did* all come to dismal ends, from death in combat to suicide.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:16 AM  

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