Last minute shopping for a gearhead?

Look no further than KaleCoAuto.com !

Any place that has both blinker fluid and heavy duty clutch belts has just what you need for the speed freak in your life.

(Seriously, how does somebody have the time and talent to make a site like this?)

Via the AerospaceGenius

Joy to The World, USAF Band style, at the Smithsonian

Hilarious Tamiflu side-effect

Okay, it’s not hilarious, it’s funny that it’s included as a side effect of Tamiflu (treatment for influenza):

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I’m not a huge fan of Tamiflu (for the neuropsychiatric side effects), but I saw this last night on my pocket brain, and had to look today to see if it’s really listed.

It is, that’s off the Tamiflu full-download of the medication information (Link on the official Tamiflu page).

So you know, when patients are in studies, basically everything that happens while the subject is taking the medication has to be reported to the FDA, which is how all that oddness gets enshrined as less than 1% side effects. I do find it a little amusing that ‘pyrexia’ (fever) is listed as a side effect, since influenza classically has a fever, and the peritonsillar abscess diagnosis quite possibly indicates the patient didn’t have the flu, they had an undiagnosed condition subsequently diagnosed.

Tamiflu is a Genentech product, FYI.

The Onion to the Rescue

Remember this? (From this blog):

Heroic State Attorneys General band together to force lawful commerce to stop, because they don’t like it.

July 13, 2013 by GruntDoc

So, 22 State Attorneys General sent a letter to Urban Outfitters demanding they stop selling gag merchandise described as their ‘Prescription line’, which includes the terrifically dangerous items of

glasses, coasters, mugs, drink holders and related products that mimic prescription pill bottles and prescription pads.

via Heroic State Attorneys General band together to force lawful commerce to stop, because they don’t like it..

Want to guess what I found at The Onion’s online store?

Yep.

The mug that causes death by prescription drug OD’s.

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I knew I liked The Onion.

U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt: ‘You really ought to go home’ – Washington Times

In what only can be described as a scene out of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun,” Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, describes how F-22 stealth jets scared off Iranian jets from a U.S. drone flying in international airspace.

via U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt: ‘You really ought to go home’ – Washington Times.

Click through to see what happened. I’ll be the in-cockpit tape of that gets out someday…and it will be cool.

 

Two other thoughts: are we now riding shotgun on drones (aren’t the drones so we don’t have to endanger pilots), and/or, was this bait to see what Iranian air intercept does?

Best Police quip of the year:

Wait for it….

Owner isn’t blaming dog for accidental shooting, Police say

By Deanna Boyddboyd@star-telegram.com

FORT WORTH — Surprisingly, this canine isn’t in the doghouse.

A 78-year-old woman was shot in the foot late Saturday when her shotgun discharged after her dog accidentally knocked it over, police reported….

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A Special ‘Thank You’ to the TSA | The Truth About Guns

Let the man explain.

No, seriously. Let me explain . . .

via A Special 'Thank You' to the TSA | The Truth About Guns.

Good on someone.
hope this doesn’t get someone in trouble.

What genius looks like

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Rare Diseases Give Jenny McCarthy Life-Time Achievement Award | Medical Satire – GomerBlog

Gomerblog is killing it these days.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday night the 197,788th annual rare-disease awards, formally known as the common disease awards, brought the house down at the Staples Center. 

via Rare Diseases Give Jenny McCarthy Life-Time Achievement Award | Medical Satire – GomerBlog.

Just in case you thought you were okay with a yo-yo

You’re not.

Wow.

US Football coach, and soccer (football?)

Hahaha. Enjoy.

Vivaldi. On the Electric guitar.

And done really, really well by a 14 year old girl.

Amazing. The classics live.

BBC News – India: Army ‘mistook planets for spy drones’

That will happen.

India’s army reportedly spent six months watching "Chinese spy drones" violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.

via BBC News – India: Army 'mistook planets for spy drones'.

What doctors should look for in job seekers’ social media presence – amednews.com

Don’t make yourself unhireable.

As the medical director of a health services group that serves racially diverse patients in some of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, always conducts a quick search of physicians he’s interested in hiring on various social media sites and blogs to see if anything worrisome surfaces before offering them a position.

via What doctors should look for in job seekers’ social media presence – amednews.com.

SoMe is entertaining, but here’s the equation we should all keep in mind: Job >>>>>> SoMe.

You’re welcome.

West Nile virus 2013 as of July 2nd

Last year was a big year for us in Texas with West Nile, an in conversation with colleagues the other day we noted we hadn’t seen any yet.

So, to the CDC Map of cases:
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Wow, Texas is dark green as are several other states! Must be an epidemic, right?

Not so much:
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Two cases made Texas look like ground zero. (This isn’t to make light of the CDC, it’s to point out that maps by state aren’t necessarily as descriptive as they look).

And, I and mine got ambushed by mosquitoes today, so wear the right clothing/DEET, etc. Or the map you change might represent you!

Source: CDC West Nile virus