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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10 replies on “Happy Father’s Day to all fathers…”
Those are hilarious! And the mower-bike is actually a good idea.
I think I’ve actually given some of that stuff…
I’m sorry, but the nude retreat is, bar none, the worst father’s day gift idea ever. All jokes about Georgia and incest aside, who the heck thought that was a good idea?
The mower-bike would be a good idea if it had an agressive-tread mountain-bike tire on the rear wheel rather than the skinny road-bike tire.
What’s wrong with the bottle opener?
Too bad I’m not a father… (that I know of)
I would love the Darth Vader shirt.
Don’t rip that bottle opener, at least it’s TSA safe.
I’m with DLC – I’d take the Vader shirt any day.
Okay I confess – IÂ´d love to own a branding iron. And even worse – in Danish.
…I got my dad that bottle opener as part of his Father’s Day gift (though it wasn’t customized – it was the thinkgeek one).
I feel a bit awkward now.