Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Leonard Wood, physician, Army COS, Gov. Cuba

Thursday, July 14, 2011

more MDs

Hastings Banda, President of Malawi

Kizza Besigye, Ugandan opposition leader, surgeon

Eugène Dubois, anatomist, paleoanthropologist, discovered Javaman

Saturday, July 31, 2010

More physician-politicos

Radovan Karadzic (psychiatrist, president of Bosnia, war criminal)
Hugh Williamson (American patriot, statesman, SC Surgeon General)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

another MD-politico

Charles Krauthammer, psychiatrist, columnist

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another MD-terrorist

Humam Khalil Mohammed/Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi., Jordanian physician, double agent, suicide bomber

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009


As the soldiers advanced up the Mar Verde Valley, Che and his men stuck to the flanking forested hills, trying to catch up to them without being seen. They tried to speed up their pace, but discovered that their new mascot, a puppy, had stubbornly trailed them. Che ordered the fighter who was looking after the puppy, a man named Felix, to make it go back, but the little dog continued trotting loyally behind. They reached an arroyo where they rested, and the puppy inexplicably began howling; the men tried to hush it with comforting words, but the little dog didn’t stop. Che ordered it killed. “Felix looked at me with eyes that said nothing,” Che wrote later. “Very slowly he took out a rope, wrapped it around the animal’s neck, and began to tighten it. The cute little movements of the dog’s tail suddenly became convulsive, before gradually dying out, accompanied by a steady moan that escaped from its throat despite the firm grasp. I don’t know how long it took for the end to come, but to all of us it seemed like forever. With one nervous twitch the puppy stopped moving. There it lay, sprawled out, its little head spread over the twigs.”

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Do blogs enable graphomaniacs?

Graphomania is not a mania to write letters, personal diaries, or family chronicles (to write for oneself or one's close relations) but a mania to write books (to have a public of unknown readers). ... Graphomania (a mania for writing books) inevitably takes on epidemic proportions when a society devlops to the point of creating three basic conditions:

1. an elevated level of general well-being, which allows people to devote themselves to useless activities;
2. a high degree of social atomization and, as a consequence, a general isoalation of individuals;
3. the absense of dramatic social changes in the nation's internal life. (From this point of view, it seems to me symptomatic that in France, where practically nothing happens, the percentage of writers is twenty-one times higher than in Israel.

.. The mainspring that drives her to write is just that absence of vital content, that void. But by a backlash, the effort affects the cause. General isolation breeds graphomania, and generalized graphomania in turn intensifies and worsens isolation. The invention of printing formerly enabled people to understand one another. In the era of universal graphomania, the writing of books has an opposite meaning: everyone surrounded by his own words as by a wall of mirrors, which allows no voice to filter through from outside. ... One morning (and it will be soon), when everyone wakes up as a writer, the age of universal deafness and incomprehension will have arrived.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Art "thing"

It's not the guy without arms and legs hanging on the wall. (Click the mouse to change colors.)

If the above painting of "Lucy in the Field with Flowers" inspires you, see more at the MOBA.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Recent stem cell breakthroughs could open up all sorts of advances into fluffethelium research

Sunday, November 18, 2007

More MD-politicos/terrorists

*Alexis Carrell (vascular, transplant surgeon, eugenicist, Vichy sympathizer)
*Benjamin Rush (physician, American patriot)
*Jmaes Parkinson (physician, geologist, political activist)
*Ramon Betances (surgeon, PR nationalist)
*Oscar Biscet (physician, PR human rights advocate)
*Ayman al-Zawahiri (surgeon, al Queda terrorist)
*Mohammed Asha (neurosurgeon, terrorist)

Bluesday, Twoferday, Humpday, Otherday, TGIF

If you get bored during the grind

Solipsism, and other Blog phenomena

Is there anyone else out there? If there were no Universe, would 7 still be a prime number?

Even better than Shat

A nice video to end the weekend on...

Best thing since detente?

The B52-like dancing babushkas have me all hot and bothered, (just like Nicole in To Die For). Their epic versions of Knockin' on Heaven's Door and Tom Jones' Delilah are also to be recommended. And the balalaikas are perfect for LedZep. Tchaikovsky would be proud.