Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

!!!!UPDATED!!!! BY NOW It's Tuesday!!, But NO!!, You DO NOT Need to Kill Yourself!

The Podcast is REALLY REALLY BACK! Featuring all things doctor-y, including an interview with everyone's favorite healer, Jon8Ross!


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More SOON! We promise!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stomper and His Magic Crayon (draws again!)

Two Sides Of The A-Man


The Centers for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus will wipe out your private life entirely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends to the nearest liquor store and purchase one or both of the antidotes - Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Circa 10PM @ Musical Box, 13th and B

Celebrating the birth of T, lamenting the recent passing of Vova Emma.

Opportunity to help in more ways than one

A couple things:

1. Next Saturday, April 4, the UMass MBAers will be hosting an all day beer olympics, so if any of you want to pay a visit to Amherst, next weekend could be a fun time to do it. Teams are of 5, and it's open to anyone to participate.

2. I will be in NYC this weekend (arriving a few hours from now). I would love to see you all. Also, if anyone has a tape recorder, it would be a big help to me. I need to do a focus group for one of my classes, so maybe a discussion around brunch or dinner or something should be in order.

family strife

the american family association is pissed off at the family guy
(but the fallout is hilarious! - click here)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009



(Shaking head melancholily)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cat and Fox......so loving!

Oh, Contessa...meet ROLcats!

Drat, thwarted so close to freedom’s sweet caress… I dreamed for but a taste of the decadent west, and now my eulogy is sung by guard dogs and alarm bells.

I keep thinking I have exhausted the web's supply of cat pictures, but they just keep coming.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

human hotel (aka let me unleash my newfound knowledge on your unsuspecting asses)

this past week we blazed through a mini-parasitology course here at school, and got the run-down on some of the creatures that inhabit our bodies. it shouldn't come as a surprise that we have some long-term guests - there are actually 10x more bacteria living inside of you than the number of cells in your own body. but, the parasites are unique in their grossness.

example: the pork tapeworm. this guy (check out the suckers) usually attaches itself to a pig's intestines and happily feasts on whatever food bits come its way. some of the larvae can crawl to the muscle or other organs and develop into cysts. then, when you eat undercooked pig, you get a tapeworm of your very own. not so bad unless the larvae form cysts in your brain.

you are much less likely to meet this next friend in your lifetime. Wuchereria bancrofti, aka filaria, is found only in africa and south america, where mosquitos carry it around from person to person. this wormy-looking dude looks a little gross, but it's microscopic. it tends to hang out in lymph nodes and can cause fluid accumulation. which, if it happens again and again, can lead to some serious difficulties (note - a google image search for elephantiasis will bring you to much more disgusting images than i was willing to post on this blog):

last and definitely not least: the guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) (aka "the fiery serpent"). a roundworm that gets into your body when you drink unfiltered water (which has small crustaceans infected by said worm). the larvae enter the wall of your gut, find a mate, and reproduce. and then, the pregnant worm needs to find a way out - for instance, poking a hole in your skin and sticking its uterus through it for all to see (and to get its eggs to fresh water). this apparently burns like hell, hence the fiery serpent.

the bad news: there is no treatment aside from wrapping the emerging worm around a stick and waiting for it to completely emerge (which can take weeks!). the good news: the carter center has actually been very instrumental in fighting to eradicate Dracunculus from countries where it is still is poking out of people's legs (only six countries left to go!)

so let me sum up with the important lessons here : 1) cook your pig well, 2) boil water when traveling, and 3) big balls are not always a good thing.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

attention: golfers

A board-certified urologist asks,

" How many times has this happened? You’re playing 18 holes with your best buddies, drinking sport-“ades”, water, beer, etc. You’re coming up to the 3rd hole with no rest room in sight. There are no trees or bushes around and you just have to go, what are you going to do?"

Clearly, a problem that has affected all of us - but only one man decided to do something about it: uroclub

order one yourself!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bourbon and Bocce, Take 3

I've turned 26 and have no new ideas, so come once again to my Bourbon and Bocce Birthday this Saturday!

Saturday, March 21
9 PM
131 Atlantic Avenue

Kutiman - Thru You

Ok, so there's this guy Kutiman, an Israeli DJ/Producer. He made this project called "Thru You" where he took existing YouTube videos of people playing instruments and then cut them together to make songs.

I thought this would be one of those things that was kind of amusing for a minute or two, but it turns out, the songs are actually awesome. Something about this gives me a really warm feeling on an otherwise cold Monday.


Stomper and His Magic Crayon

As first in the series promised after Sketch Night at Sol&Ash's, I call this "Christy-like Woman With Hands I Got Bored Drawing"

Remember, I am not trying to be visually accurate here. Only trying to channel your soul.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Brunch Sunday?

Hey y'all,

Anybody want to have brunch tomorrow in the BK? Josh has been working lots of weekends, but he's free for the brunch-time manana.

Shall we?

Friday, March 13, 2009

A gift from Ashley Binder

My little sister shared this gem of a video with me:


Which is almost as good as the remix:



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

let's institute Pug Tuesdays

jesus, it's a slow blog week if I'm posting.  BUT.  the pugs!  with a pilfered hat!