Thursday, March 13, 2003
Lacking the requisite plumbing, I can't speak directly of pelvic exams. I understand that it involves a speculum, a device renowned for its coldness. It is inserted into the vagina and then a ratcheting device holds it open. There's also soundproofing to keep down the echoes.
No, I made up that last part. But I really have known some gossipy small-town nurses who would, um, speculate and even count how many clicks the ratchet on the speculum would make on various women they knew. Now that's a conversation starter.
Whether coming or going, you can use strength and control in your pelvic muscles. For this you need Kegel exercises.
So what else do you want to know about pelvises/pelvi/pelves?
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Of particular interest is a centralized list of employers and what they are doing more than what is required by law in support of reservists. I for one will start irritating at least three companies to get their names on the list.
From the credits page:
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We'd like to thank these folks for their support and encouragement, and for providing us with information and links.
In no particular order:
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
What does it do? I won't do it justice - just click the link above.
Sure it's over the top. But then if you want to see what kind of slimeball Chirac is, read Khidhir Hamza's "Saddam's Bombmaker".
And then read Michael Ledeen's post in NRO about what might really be going on. And David Frum's diary entry about a Hubert Vedrine performance.
Monday, March 10, 2003
Yeah yeah, Europeans post stuff like this all the time. I remember a trip there when I was in grade school and being astounded at seeing nudity on the public airwaves. But I'm happy to say that this isn't Europe, and after watching the behavior of many Europeans lately I say "viva la difference".
A few years ago when the Infiniti came out (I think it was the Infiniti), none of the early ads showed the car they were advertising. This was innovative if not necessarily advisable. I never did hear how well that campaign worked, but it did strike me as perverse at the time.
So now A&F is trying to sell clothes with nudes?
Oh, it'll get them attention alright. Maybe the message is "unless you look like this, you'd better cover up with A&F clothes".
Sunday, March 09, 2003
For serious stuff, try Clayton Cramer, Stuart Buck, Howard Bashman, Lynne Kiesling, Erin O'Connor and Winterspeak.
Besides Lileks and Instapundit, my two favorite family guys are Tony Woodlief and Terry Oglesby (and while you're checking out the Possum's hospitality, take a tour of the Axis of Weevil). If it's an eligible guy you're after, of course there's Acidman.
For comic relief try 3 Bruces, or of course Scrappleface.
To wander off left of center, how about War Liberal or Armed Liberal?
If you want controversy, odds are you'll find it at Gene Expression or Omphalos.
Women? Ah yes, there are some I haven't linked to lately. You've probably already been to Michele's site. You have to like Asparagirl's attitude. Something is up with Moxie. Then there's party goddess Vicki and Janis down South, or Dawn in Ohio, or Robyn in FL (hope you're feeling better). And the inimitable Page.
Fairly recent additions to the blogroll include Beaker, Blaster, Michael Ubaldi and Andrew Zolli.
For international stuff, there's Brussels Blog, Ibidem, Dilacerator and of course Tim Blair.
For science and technology you can't go wrong with Jay Manifold, Rand Simberg, Charles Murtaugh and Derek Lowe. What the heck, how about Beth Skwarecki? For medical stuff, try MedPundit and MedRants. Or check out Gizmodo for your gadget needs.
I could probably do this for days and end up with something like The Talking Dog's list of blogs (which is lefty enough to somehow omit people like Lileks and Steven Den Beste last time I looked, as well as NWA). What the heck, I left out plenty of people too, but as I mentioned time is a bit scarce this week.
And if the group above isn't enough to keep you busy, you're probably spending too much time in front of your PC anyway.
Even then it doesn't help much given alternate names, sampling, etc. What is it, the theme from the Lone Ranger or the William Tell Overture? And in case anybody remembers MC Hammer and Rick James, how likely was it that you'd know that "Can't Touch This" sampled "SuperFreak"?
So unless I happen to run into the right people, how do I find a song I'm trying to remember from a few bars or musical phrases? Is there some sort of search tool for this?
Alright you guys, please continue: what would happen to the economy of New York City if they got rid of rent control?
"At the Battle of Waterloo, the French surrendered"
"At the Franco-Prussian War, the French surrendered"
"At World War II, the French surrendered"
"Don't be a big chicken - eat one. Hardee's Big Chicken Sandwich...."
UPDATE: A link here. Their primary concern is Turkish rule after a war with Iraq. Money quote:
Though the group was calling the event a "peace rally," organizers said they support a U.S. invasion.
"If you run Saddam out of the region, it will mean peace for all the region," Shahad said. "We want to see a democratic government in Iraq, and we feel you can't do that without war."