atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1092: Oh, this is good.

What is Preparation H for?

What body part do you apply it to?

If you apply it to your chest and abdomen, what does that say about you?

This is stupid. It once again proves that there is no activity some young males won't engage in to increase their chances of mating. (Technically, to increase their chances of fooling their bodies into thinking they're entering the gene pool, because typically they use some form of contraceptive. But that, I suppose, is being needlessly pedantic.)

I would have to say that anyone who does this is an [anus] by definition.

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Good news for people who use gasoline: there may eventually be a new refinery built! At least, someone is trying to get one built! Hoody-hoo!

It's also an example of people voting for economic development:
An average of 4,500 construction jobs would be required over four years. With the refinery up and running, Hyperion pledges to create 1,826 full-time jobs at hourly wages of between $20 and $30.
This one refinery--assuming it gets built, and not sued into nonexistence--represents the first all-new oil refinery built in the US since 1976. But we're going to need a great deal more.

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How the hell does this happen?

I mean, how does sunlight superheat a pile of coal dust to 800 freaking degrees? The article doesn't explain that at all. I'd like to know; it would be interesting to hear an explanation of the mechanism for this.

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They wouldn't mind if he was wearing a series of anti-Christian tee shirts, but this boy's run of anti-abortion tee shirts is grounds for all sorts of disciplinary activity from his school.

I think it's a pretty telling point when the principal says, "Why do you keep wearing those shirts when you know that they annoy me?"

And again, I must ask: where is the ACLU? This is clearly a "freedom of speech" issue, isn't it?

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For the past couple of days I've been suffering from bursitis.

I suspect that "bursitis" can be a catch-all diagnosis for joint pain. Much the same way all manner of stomach and gut ailments fall under the umbrella of "gastroenteritis", I think some doctors sometimes lump all manner of joint pains under the label "bursitis" as a way of simply getting rid of a patient they can do little to help: "You've got bursitis. Take two aspirin every six to eight hours, use moist heat, and try to rest the joint."

My left shoulder has had "bursitis" every once in a while since I was about ten years old. I first had the problem when I was still seeing Dr. Bertorelli, back in the 1970s. He was a nice older Italian guy and a really good doctor. I was a basically healthy kid with an aching shoulder. He prescribed some kind of anti-spasmodic or something and sent me home.

It flared up the other day, and there are certain motions which make my shoulder feel as if someone's jabbed a hot needle between the bones, and I lose all strength in the arm. (Probably, then, a pinched nerve, in fact.) Unless I sit just so, one of those motions is typing.

So I've carefully kept my left upper arm at my side, as if my elbow were glued to my rib cage. When laying in bed, I carefully arrange my arm so that the joint feels good; there are a few positions where the shoulder feels better than it does when my elbow is against my ribs, but none of those are practical when I'm sitting up.

This is why I--despite wonderful weather--have done nothing outside since cutting the front grass on Monday. Gotta rest the arm.

...and so a week of time off from work has ended up netting absolutely zero accomplishments. *sigh*

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