Better late than never: How EneMan came to the U.S.

Yes, I know I’ve been remiss lately, since moving to ScienceBlogs, about getting these out on the first of each month. And I’ve been hearing about it too.

Given this years’ theme of EneMan Travels Through Time, you might wonder where our caped colon crusader would turn up next. Well, wait no more! For the month of May, EneMan shows that he’s a true blue American through and through.

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I bet you didn’t know his American pedigree stretched so far back–or that the Pilgrims on the Mayflower had such a problem with regularity, which would have been a real bummer on a long ocean crossing. Good thing the Pilgrims apparently anticipated this problem.

Starting next month, I’ll try to be more on time for the monthly appearance of the guy with the funny looking hat whose purpose you really don’t want to think about too closely.

EneMan’s also unhappy that he hasn’t gotten a chance to do another Ask EneMan; so maybe I’ll let him, if a suitable topic presents itself. We wouldn’t want our mascot to be unhappy, now would we? After all, remember who would replace him if he ever left.

Neither you nor I would want that, I’m sure.

As always, a list of the Caped Colon Crusader’s appearances since the very beginning:

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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