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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14 replies on “Can’t cure stupid”
Hah! I’m sending this to my dad, he’s a GP.
Well you can always send them to a specialist like Kevorkian. That is a permanent cure /sarcasm
What, not into lolcats? Heretical blasphemy! Burn the witch!
(And what do we burn aside from witches?)
Research cat sez: It burn and burn but still no cure for Teh Stewpid.
Well, it’s obviously not a proper lolcat – it has an apostrophe.
Or the doc-cat is an extremely proper lolcat.
Dude, that’s totally you!!!
Glad you think so too.
I actually thought of this blog when I saw that image, too. I’ll admit to perusing LOLcats now and again… I just can’t resist.
It occurs to me that Ron White approves.
For as much grief as people online like to give LOLCats, there’s usually at least one over the course of a day that make me, well, laugh out loud.
Here’s a graph you might like…
I’m another one that saw this and thought of Orac.
Hang on, who says you can’t cure stoopid? There is an effective technique, but it’s a bit messy, frowned on, and you’ll need a really good lawyer. Take an axe (chainsaws have also been used, but there’s no reason to go berserk) and lop off teh stoopid’s hed. Instant cure.
Well, Ok, it probably does do a bit of harm (first, do no harm), so perhaps this cure shouldn’t be used. Not to mention there’s probably someone, somewhere, who actually liked the ex-stoopid. Feck! Another proven remedy which ain’t allowedâ¦