EneMan Humor

Better late than never

I’m on the road for the weekend, and Internet access will likely be spotty until sometime Monday afternoon. Does that mean Orac has abandoned his readers? O ye of little faith! Of course not! There are scheduled posts in the meantime; that is, assuming that ScienceBlog’s post scheduling feature doesn’t let me down. Lately, it’s been–shall we say?–rather less than reliable. So if my scheduled posts don’t show up or, as seems to be more common, don’t show up until hours after they were originally scheduled, it’s not my fault. Really. They’re there.

First up, never let it be said that I’ve forgotten our blog mascot. As scary as it may be, he’s become a movie star. In fact, this year he’s in a different movie each month! This time around, though, he’s decided to indulge his inner enemartist. Yes, EneMan has gone all artsy on us:


You know, I find the concept of sunshine combined with with that of a “spotless” colon to be rather frightening. It sounds like a new form of colon cleansing woo. What are they going to add next, vitamin D?

Be very careful, EneMan. Don’t make me think you’ve changed from your usually skeptical self over to the Dark Side.

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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