Friday, April 27, 2012

Heart of Cheney

I just learned that Dick Cheney received a heart transplant a few weeks ago.
They say he had suffered "at least five" heart attacks, the first at 37 yoa. Many of us have always suspected, however, that his real cardiac problems were similar to The Grinch's:
3, maybe 4 sizes too small?
In any case, the guy's heart was so dead that for almost 2 years he was a cyborg, with an implanted pump doing the work that his left ventricle couldn't. No pulse.
here's the device:
I forget where I got this pic; maybe the NY Times.
Now it's all been pulled out and he walks yet among the living with somebody else's heart.
But it's the end of a beautiful metaphor.

On the cast of Enterprise

Hoshi is the nerd's Mary Ann to T'Pol's nerd's Ginger.

UPDATE 4/30/2012: bwa-ha!!! 2004!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

100 Outstanding US Journalists. and years.

Here's the list.

All the usual suspects you'd usually suspect, but I smiled to see many of my favorites:

John McPhee!
Garry Trudeau
Rachel Carson
Howard Cosell (yes, I'll stand by that)
Tom Wolfe

The rest (the Professor + Mary Ann), with nice bios for everybody at the link above.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

an old poem

Ring around the rosie,
 a pocketful of posie.


We all fall down.