Thursday, November 29, 2007

Quick Hits and Lovely Links

The news in the world is weird and wonderful. Sometimes I just can't believe what I'm reading and other times...well I just don't know what the hell to think.

"I thought you had it!"

It seems like a simple thing, but I guess if you get in the business of dealing drugs, nothing is really simple. Don't sample too much of the product, particularly when you are smuggling it around the US road ways. Being stoned is really the only good explanation for losing 60 lbs. of product along the side of the road. And here I thought Cheech and Chong had retired. Apparently, they just went into private practice.
Yahoo: Road Workers Find 60 lbs. of Weed

Fool me once...

I'm pretty sure you're supposed to know your left from your right when you're a freakin' brain surgeon, unless you practice at Rhode Island Hospital. These morons operated on the wrong side of a patient's brain not once, not twice, but on three separate occasions in a year. The first time, hey, everyone makes mistakes. But after the second screw up, wouldn't you start asking "are you sure it's this side?" before you start carving? Oh, the punishment? $50,000 and a reprimand. I bet the surgery cost more than that. Personally, I think they ought to fire the head of surgery, jerk the hospital's accreditation, and stick them for at least 7 figures. Hey, the kid in the picture seems to be doing a good job, they could always hire him.Hospital makes 3rd brain surgery mistake

Canadian Beer Bad for the Environment

It seems that one-in-three Canadian households has a refridgerator dedicated to beer. One-in-three! And these aren't the top of the line jobs, these are the 20 year-old clunkers that make the dial on the electric meter spin faster than a politician. You know, I can't decide what I found more interesting about this story. Was it the fact that one-in-three Canucks has a beer fridge or that the study that found them to be draining the world of fossil fuels was sponsored by the Canadian government? Man, how would you like to be the guy who conned them into that grant! A government sponsored country-wide road-trip survey of beer fridges!

Of course, now that I think about it, if Canada has so little to worry about that they think this is a good use of government funds, maybe they've got something good going on after all. Canadian Beer Fridges

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect 5,000 euros

Thieves walked into a German church, during services, and walked out with a 300 year-old bible worth 5,000 euros. Oh, and they emptied the collection plate as well. I don't know much, but I do know this: Stealing a rare Bible from a church has got to get you the Fast Pass to hell, particularly if you pocket the charity money collected to feed the poor while you're at it. Dudes, liquor stores not interesting enough for you? Banks too tough? Unless it's a special order from a collector, you'll never be able to sell the Bible, so why not send it back and stick to more traditional crimes, like rolling American tourists and mugging little old ladies.


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Jim said...

Thanks for the Canadian Beer Fridge link. I have a righteous acquaintance in Vancouver who will lecture you on end about the evils of carrying a water bottle. Sending her this story gave me great joy.

The T-Dude said...

Awesome, glad to be of assistance.

Steph said...

sixty pounds??? Oh somebody is gonna get cement boots of that fiasco.

Patti said...

Actually, concrete boots.

Becky said...

Life is so lame for me nowadays, if I found 60 pounds of pot, I'd turn it into the authorities w/o a second thought. Younger becky would've smoked that up in record timing.

Becky said...

p.s. I have a beer fridge too. lol But I just live in Virginia.

Phil said...

I gotta sign up for the adopt a "high"way program!

The T-Dude said...

Patti - Ha! The voice of the construction lobby is heard at last! Missed ya!

Becky - I think the folks is Virginia need all the beer fridges they can get! And yeah...those younger days.

Phil - Touch them all my friend.

Julie said...

The surgery crew of that hospital is not following national standards set forth for checking appropriate patient, site, surgery, etc. And to do it 3 times indicates a need for loss of a medical license or two. What a bunch of jackasses.