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Bad Breath and the Geezer Strike Again!

Bad Breath and the Geezer Strike Again!

(Note: This post was first published Nov. 24, 2009)

From the ‘I’m Not Making This Up’ file come two stories from the Associated Press which are semi-related, but only to the extent that they both involve bank robberies by unusual suspects. The first story is dated Nov. 17, 2009 and comes from Tamarac, FL., where the Broward County Sheriff’s Department is hunting for a suspect in a recent holdup.

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Possibly Reliable Medical Advice: Once Dead Always Dead?

Possibly Reliable Medical Advice: Once Dead Always Dead?

Hello readers, it’s time once again for the next installment of Possibly Reliable Medical Advice from Someone Who’s Signature Resembles a Doctor’s. This semi-regular feature, by which I mean a feature that appears whenever I’m feeling doctor-ish, is one small way I can give back to my readers. That is, of course, if the indigestion and drowsiness you normally experience from reading my columns is not enough.

As always, make note that I am neither a medical doctor nor have I ever played one on television. The advice provided in this column is no more dependable than what you might receive from an Obamacare Health Insurance Navigator. It may be more coherent though.

Our topic this time focuses on a troubling question that has plagued mankind since the beginning of time: Is death permanent? Read more about Possibly Reliable Medical Advice: Once Dead Always Dead?

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Warning to Tourists: Don’t Pick Your Nose!

Warning to Tourists: Don’t Pick Your Nose!

360px-Nose_picking_in_progressHats off to the Chinese National Tourism Administration for issuing a stern warning to their citizens to avoid picking their noses when traveling abroad. It’s about time someone tackled this potentially catastrophic issue. There are far too many tourists engaged in booger hunting when they should be worried about dressing in kitschy clothing, backing up an entire city’s worth of traffic, or stopping to take pictures of the buffet line.

NBC News reported on the new directive in a story published in early October. The directive is apparently just one in a long list of new rules Chinese tourists are expected to adhere to when traveling abroad. Read more about Warning to Tourists: Don’t Pick Your Nose!

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Bad Songs: Please Let Them Die

Bad Songs: Please Let Them Die

Pop_music_concertThis past Fourth of July my lovely wife and I had occasion to join the sweaty masses for an evening of music and fireworks. Unfortunately, it was not at all what I anticipated. We were allegedly to be treated to a concert by the “world’s greatest party band”, at least according to the promotion company that gives voice to this melodious version of waterboarding.

To say this band was the world’s worst party band would be a disservice to the Beastie Boys and the Village People. But they did come in a close third. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard vocal machinations quite like that before — even among the hungry swine at feeding time. But I digress.

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