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On C. Everett Koop, 1916-2013

“You know, I never changed my stripes during all that time, and I still haven’t,” Koop said. “What I did in that job was what any well-trained doctor or scientist would do: I looked at the data and then presented the facts to the American people. In science, you can’t hide from the data.”

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 11:33 am 0

On Let's Not Proclaim Berlusconi Over Just Yet

In this case, "failed" = still has billions of dollars and remains unconvicted of any serious crimes.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 12:54 pm 0

On Annoying Thing Significant Because It Allows Everyone To Be Annoying

Unsurprisingly they seem to think it matters because someone might make money off of it.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 10:57 am 0

On I Can't Understand Why This Male Birth Control Technique Has Not Taken Off

Short version - the reason you haven't heard of it is because it hasn't been approved by the FDA.

Slightly longer version - Because of CORPORATIONS maaaaaaan. Also questions about scrotal pain, reduced fertility and effectiveness.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 10:01 am 1

On Local Man Cannot Operate Beard Trimmer

@ejcsanfran - Barber Bears Brunt of Bear Blogger Beard Brouhaha

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 9:55 am 0

On Someone On This Airplane Is Wrong. But Who???

@Krugmanic Depressive - I was thinking "baby's first plane ride", but that makes more sense. Although I would think "first time I got thrown off a plane" would qualify too.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 9:52 am 0

On Berlusconi Polls Voter

@Dan Cash@facebook - I recall there being someone who ran against Merkel partly on the basis that she had better cleavage.

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm 0

On Someone On This Airplane Is Wrong. But Who???

Wtf is a personal event?

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm 0

On Berlusconi Polls Voter

@SidAndFinancy - I tried, SidAndFinancy, but Angela was not receptive to my advances.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm 0

On Affection, Like Everything Else, A Cruel Lie

Partner being affectionate? They're pissed at you. Partner being cold and distant? Also pissed at you.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm 0