MSM Follies, pt 1

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The Sonic-Mate made a funny tonight. His comment on how the MSM will cover the passing of Ariel Sharon:

“Ariel Sharon is dead. No. Ariel Sharon is alive. Everyone else is dead!….
No. Scratch that. It’s just Sharon. We repeat, Ariel Sharon is dead…. but there were unconfirmed reports of alleged cannibalism”.

I added the bit about cannibalism in homage to the Katrina coverage.

PS. Please don’t take this the wrong way and think we take this lightly. We hope Sharon pulls through. But Greg’s dad had the same type of bleeding stroke last year. Though it was not as severe as Sharon’s, and he has recovered nicely, Greg’s dad nearly died due to the complications from his stroke. During recovery, stroke victims tend to form blood clots around the heart, which can dislodge and travel to the brain, causing an ischemic stroke (clot blocks blood flow to part of the brain). Doctors normally use anticoagulants to try and prevent this. Problem is – you can’t give anticoagulants to victims of hemorrhagic stroke as that will thin the blood and in many cases lead to more hemorrhagic strokes. Greg’s dad formed clots in his lungs, and though this is not likely to cause another stroke, it did cause him to suffer severe hypoxia. The clots were interfering with his lungs abilities to absorb oxygen. He almost died from anaphylactic shock, caused by medication given while he was at Stanford Medical in San Jose. There was more stuff that happened, but I listed the most severe to make a point. Many people who survive the initial stroke die from the complications. Given the experience with Greg’s dad, I don’t think Sharon has much of a chance of pulling through. Here’s hoping that I’m wrong.

PPS. The brain damage suffered by Greg’s dad was moderate, if that. No slurred speech or droopy face. He can walk, for short distances, with out assistance. He was very, very lucky the stroke didn’t do more damage.

Densest Idiot of 2006

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I know the newly born year hasn’t even had its bottom slapped yet, but this may very well top anything else that anyone could possibly say this year. From Marion Barry, former crack smoking Mayor of Washington DC, who got robbed at gunpoint yesterday…

“There is a sort of an unwritten code in Washington, among the underworld and the hustlers and these other guys, that I am their friend,” Barry said at an afternoon news conference in which he described the robbery in detail. “I don’t advocate what they do. I advocate conditions to change what they do. I was a little hurt that this betrayal did happen.”

If he is suprised that he would get robbed, then maybe he is still smoking crack.

UPDATE: Pat Robertson has decided he does not want to be left out of the contest.

Never Make a Promise You Can't Keep – Revised!

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In this case its – “Never Make A Promise You Intend To Keep, Especially If It Involves Certain Bodyparts“!!!!!

So I guess I DON’T love sports as much as the next guy!

Hat Tip: Still Angry!

PS. More info in case you’re curious. Favorite detail – “Single Geoffrey, 31, took an agonising ten minutes to perform the horrific op using a pair of blunt wire cutters”. So he’s single, huh? Wouldn’t have guesses that!

PPS. Hey Patric! I dare you… No. Double Dog Dare You – to write a song about this!

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