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21 Aug, 2009

Knee surgery

Posted by: Dave In: Health

The MRI photo above is of my left knee before surgery this week.  On Wednesday I underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to remove part of the damaged meniscus on my left knee. The surgery was pretty amazing.  I was walking (ok, limping) about an hour after surgery.  However, I’ve been spending most of my time relaxing […]

04 Jul, 2009

Homeopathic ER

Posted by: Dave In: Health|Humor

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Justine is finally getting over her cold from last week, and now I have it.  I hope I feel better for Christmas next week.  Been eating soup and drinking tea like it was going out of style.  My nose is sore from blowing.  Bah hum bug. Went to Pet Smart and Barnes & Noble today […]

Video link (via Ectoplasmosis) This looks cool and painful at the same time. -Dave

06 Sep, 2008

Houston Zen Center

Posted by: Dave In: Health|Philosophy

Justine and I started a 6 week introduction to Zen meditation course at the Houston Zen Center last week. We spent the first half of the class learning a little about the history and practice of Zen.  After that, we practiced mediation – both seated and walking. We performed the seated meditation while sitting on […]

05 Feb, 2008

The majesty and splendor of stomach flu

Posted by: Dave In: Health

Justine and I have been battling a horrific bout of stomach flu (see photo above of an unknown college drunkard and you will kow how we felt all weekend). I have been consuming nothing but water for the last 2 days and have finally eaten some chicken broth today. I’ve felt this bad once before […]

Dick Wilson, the actor famous for portraying Mr. Whipple in Charmin commercials, has passed away at the age of 91.  From the Associated Press: Wilson made more than 500 commercials as Mr. George Whipple, a man consumed with keeping bubbly housewives from fondling toilet paper. The punch line of most spots was that Whipple himself […]

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14 Oct, 2007

Creepiest clock I’ve ever seen

Posted by: Dave In: Health|Web|Weird

Not sure how accurate this clock is, but it is filled with very disturbing information.  I think the injuries counter should move much faster…especially in movies and sitcoms.  I mean, “falls” should be flying right? Link (via Download Squad)

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02 May, 2007

Best headline ever

Posted by: Dave In: Health|Science

Erectile dysfunction probed with engineering tool Like a column collapsing under the burden of a heavy roof, erectile dysfunction is a classical mechanical engineering problem, says a US urologist. Using mathematical models of penis geometry and hydrostatic pressure, doctors can predict when penises will fail – and in which vagina – he says. Apparently this […]

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08 Feb, 2007

More cuddly than e.coli

Posted by: Dave In: Health|Humor|Science

Plush bacteria from Think Geek.  There must be someone in your life who deserves a nice fluffy Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease). Each 5-7 inch plush microbe comes with a instructional card that includes an actual picture of the microbe along with information about the microbe in its natural environment. I wonder if they […]


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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
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  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
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  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
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