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.
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11 replies on “I definitely need some of these to pass out to “friends””
Do they sell them in lots of a million or more? I’m thinking we should mail one to every one of the 25% that is Bush’s base.
You’re welcome. I found them today through this site if anybody is interested in a daily array of random awesome stuff:
I really need an e-version to send over the ether. I only have the website/email address for most of the quacks I’ve come across.
Heh. nice. short and to the point.
CPP would need ones that read “You are a fucking douche”
“Walk” away? Really?
I think that, if you are actually in a bar room, the best tactic would be to “toss and run.”
HAHAHAHAH! Dude, that’s fucking douchetastic!!!!
It’s hilarious that among the most popular insults US people have is the name for a body cavity irrigation device.
How about something a bit livelier, like gobshite or langer?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Whut? You Ye Olde Englande bougie douchepoppers are so fucking quaint when you try to be incivil! I suggest you leave the insults to the soccer hooligans.
Dear Comrade, those were just a few of the more acceptable insults which I’d imagine are on a par with douche. I wouldn’t want to sully Orac’s blog with the worst I can think of. I am after all, from a culture that respects the ability to swear well.
(I was told off many times when I worked in the US for my bad language, which was supposedly, unladylike.)
Comrade PhysioProf is always up for expanding his profane horizons. Stop by my blog and leave a comment, or e-mail me some juicy shit and I’ll post it.