All posts tagged: quote

What I was thinking myself

Current Affairs

This was exactly my opinion last night while I was watching the debate. The constant repetition of “my friends” was spooking me out, but I didn’t think anyone else had noticed it, until I read the following. Via The Volokh Conspiracy – Dear Senator McCain:… Dear Senator McCain: Repeatedly calling me and everyone else in the United States “my friends” is extremely annoying. In part, it’s just an irritating phrase. Beyond that, I’m not your friend. […]

What to get me for my next birthday

Ephemera / writing

Via Notebookism: Review: Field Notes Brand Pocket Notebook: Breck shared his opinions of the Field Notes: “You can see for yourself below how much pride of provenance DDC/CP take in their product. When manufacturers put this all out there, you know they believe in what they’re doing. Sometimes the product is still junk (I’m looking at you, Tom’s of Maine GingerMint toothpaste. Why wait all night to develop morning breath when you can just squeeze […]

Cancer myths, and debunking

Cancer

Via Jeanne Sather, we have… The Assertive Cancer Patient : Sunday: More Cancer Myths. My personal favorite debunking is that of Cancer Myth 1: The risk of dying from cancer in the United States is increasing. Respondents Who Agreed: 68 percent Origin of Myth: Many people believe that their risk for cancer is growing because cancer figures are sometimes reported out of context. The actual number of people who are diagnosed and who die of cancer each year […]

We need to know this because…

Ephemera

Paris Hilton’s Dogs Alive, Well and Very Pampered – Paris Hilton : People.com: Contrary to Internet reports, two of Paris Hilton’s dogs were not eaten by a coyote. They’re not only alive, but living better than many humans. Now playing on iTunes: Across The Universe from the album “Let It Be” by The Beatles

Good news for me: Genvec says cancer therapy increases survival

Cancer

Via Reuters… Genvec says cancer therapy increases survival; shares up | Industries | Healthcare | Reuters: May 29 (Reuters) – Genvec Inc (GNVC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said its gene therapy product, TNFerade, increased survival of patients with esophageal cancer longer than comparable studies, sending its shares up 11 percent before the bell. The company said long-term survival data from the mid-stage trial showed that following treatment with TNFerade and chemoradiation, the median overall […]

Words of One Syllable Dept.

Words of One Syllable Dept.

So that explains about the food… FOXNews.com – Experts to Probe Mysterious ‘Little Green Man’ Lights Seen Over London – International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News UFO experts in England Thursday called for a probe into this summer’s “Little Green Man” sightings — as one was spotted above a TESCO supermarket.

Wherein "dumb" wins out

writing

Maybe I don’t have enough sympathy for poor spellers, but I think there are just some things you need to do right. Spelling is one of them. Spell it like it is | spiked Many educators now consider the teaching of Correct Spelling as an elitist imposition that discriminates against the disadvantaged, or, in the case of Quayle, against those who have had a literacy-bypass.