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I know, I know.

When I first found out that I had been nominated for a 2006 Weblog Award for Best Medical/Health Issues Blog a few days ago, I initially said that I didn’t think I would win and didn’t really care if I would win. And it was true.


Then, much to my surprise, I found myself actually in the lead by a sizable margin for a couple of days, but over the last day or so a diet blog has passed Respectful Insolence in the voting. Now that I see might actually have a chance to win this thing, I’ve had–shall we say?–an attitude readjustment. I’ve decided that maybe it’s not so undignified to lobby for votes after all. Now, you might think that, now that I’m a little behind, I might decide to go negative the way that PZ and the Bad Astronomer have.

You’d be wrong. I have standards. At least for now, anyway. And, as a demonstration of those high standards, I’ll have to bring out a certain ally to urge you to get out and vote for me:


That’s right. EneMan wants you to vote for Orac. Now. And every day until December 15.

After all, nothing says “award-winning medical blog” quite like a giant smiling enema bottle waving the American flag, don’t you think?

Also, you wouldn’t want to disappoint EneMan, would you?

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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