Archives for December 24, 2004

12 STI’s of Christmas

Linked to last year, and still funny, is the British Public Health Services’ 12 Sexually Transmitted Infections of Christmas, put to music.

Laugh, and learn. And be safe!

Santa Physics: Improved Science

PhysOrg: The Physics of Santa Claus

…”Santa obviously has an ion-shield of charged particles, held together by a magnetic field, surrounding his entire sleigh. This is how he solves the heat problem,”…
“Likewise, Santa Claus doesn?t travel in our four dimensions (remember that time is the fourth dimension), but makes use of some 11 dimensions. These dimensions make it quite easy to pick up gifts from his warehouse at the North Pole,” emphasises Oedegaard, while Nils Lid Hjort and Gaute Einevoll feel that recent string-theory allows for the use of at least 26 dimensions.

The more dimensions, the easier to deliver gifts.

Many answers to the real physics of Santa. Read the whole thing, which debunks the silly “Santa’d burn up going so fast” simplistic physics.

via Slashdot

Navy-Marine Corps Relief 2000 Hour Volunteer

Mom has been a NMCRS volunteer for years, and literally 2000 hours of work. She recieved a nice recognition pin yesterday, and here it is:
2000 Hours and counting
It’s the Official Charity of GruntDoc, and it’s a family affair. Way to go, mom!

Consultants and Transfers

If you’re a consultant doc to an ED, and the ED doc gives you a courtesy call that they’ve accepted a very critical patient for you to take care of, because a)you’re a doctor, b)it’s your specialty and c)you’re on call for that specialty, feel free to say “Thanks”, or even “OK”. A two minute tirade on how life is unfair, demonstrating that your mom obviously didn’t love you like your sibling, or that your undies are too tight isn’t really necessary. It is, in fact, painful and embarrasing to listen to, and we’re embarrased for you.

In fact, should you be a consultant in a system where the ED doc makes all the transfer acceptances, perhaps you’d like to change that system and take all the transfer calls for your specialty yourself, at all hours of the day or night, should you be on call. If not, perhaps you could act more like a professional, a physician and a colleague, and less like a spoiled child with a good vocabulary and a bad attitude. That’d be great, and everyone around you would be glad to work with you. The ED Doc would be glad to be out of the middle of that system, believe me.

So, you do your job, and we’ll do ours. Do your job without making ours painful, and we’ll help. Do your job with even a hint of a good attitude and we’ll go out of our way to help you out. We’re not your enemy, we’re ED docs.

also posted to LingualNerve

Urge to Kill, Fading….Gone

My camera has returned, fixed. Photos to follow.

JibJab: Santa’s Lament Santa has a request, and he’s a little grumpy this close to Christmas.

via Code:TheWebSocket

Update: As of December, 2006, they’ve moved it: Santa, by JibJab