Announcements Blogging Medicine

Delurk! My blog bud commands it! (Or at least requests it…)

Last week, I marked the occasion of my fifth anniversary in the blogosphere. Yesterday, my blog bud Abel Pharmboy marked his fourth anniversary in the blogosphere. Anyone who makes it past a year, as far as I’m concerned, has passed the test of time and shown himself (or herself) to be in this crazy thing for the long haul; people who have managed to pump out quality material for four years are exceedingly rare.

Like me, Abel has asked his readers to delurk. However, he has been disappointed by the results. Come on, people! Abel deserves more. If you’re one of his readers and see this, do me a solid and head on over to Terra Sigillata to congratulate him!

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]

22 replies on “Delurk! My blog bud commands it! (Or at least requests it…)”

Please don’t tell me you’ve given me another high quality blog site to add to my daily list.

I’m going to have to quit my job to have enough time to read them all.

You do realize, don’t you, that you’re supposed to delurk over at Abel’s blog? I’ve already had my self-congratulatory delurk-fest. It’s Abel’s turn. 🙂

For sometime now the comment preview function on Pharmboy’s blog hasn’t worked. I emailed him about this. I wonder if some commenters give up when they can’t preview their comments.

Hey brother, thanks very much for sending delurkers over to my joint. An even greater magnitude of thanks to you for all of your support over the last four years; it’s an honor to call you a friend and colleague.

And thank you, fellow Oracians, for putting us on your reading list. My posts aren’t quite as long as Orac’s, though. I need to eat and bathe from time to time.

i guess I should delurk here as well, having just done so at Abel Pharmboy’s place! And the delurking thread on your post from last week is too full… and so last week! 🙂

Congratulations on your 5 years. I am a long-time reader of your insolence from since before ScienceBlogs existed, although I don’t seem to have commented much going by your google search here (and trackbacks have never worked with Sb!). I count you as one of the influences that led to my own jump into blogging almost 3 years ago (yep, thanks for reminding me that my own anniversary is coming up at Reconciliation Ecology!). So thanks for that too!

And many more…

Comments are closed.


Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading