Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
OK, so maybe "real girl" falls somewhere in between, but I'm guessing it's a lot closer to the one in the little white skirt than it is the one with her hands over her ... um ... breasts. And now, for my own benefit, and because we haven't mentioned golf around here for a while, here's what we'll call, just for today, a "happy medium".
There it is gang, your daily perspective. Thanks, Christie. You may now resume your activities.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The "superbug," a strain of a once-innocuous staph (Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA) bacterium that has become invulnerable to first-line antibiotics, is responsible for more than 94,000 serious infections and nearly 19,000 deaths each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated. "This is a significant public-health problem," said Scott K. Fridkin, a CDC epidemiologist and one of the authors. "We should be very worried."
OK, I’m worried. Thanks for that. This new strain of virus is impervious to antibiotics. There is hope, however. Among the prevention methods advocated by the CDC: Good hygiene is the best way to avoid infection. Keep your hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
Let’s see if I have this straight. Antibiotics are powerless, but soap and water are going to help you avoid it? And weren’t we told a while ago not to use that alcohol-based hand cleaner? I’m confused. This sounds like the old “duck and cover” stuff they told us when we were kids … well … when I was a kid. Apparently, we could avoid the radiation from a blast of an atom bomb by cowering under our desks. They told us that radiation didn’t penetrate wood and we believed them.
For God's sake, wash you hands, you’ll be fine. And wear a helmet...
The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $7,500 for not having his chin strap buckled during last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Brady makes $10 million a year in base salary. $7,500 is 0.00075 of his yearly salary. To put it in perspective, that’s like a $30,000 worker being fined $22.50. Literally, pocket money.
My question to the NFL: What’s the point? If the guy doesn’t want to buckle his chin strap, do you think a twenty dollar fine is going to get him to change?
The NFL said it is to prevent concussions. If that’s the case, isn’t Tom’s noggin worth more than 20 bucks? Get serious.