Given that the holiday known as Christmas, which is as much a secular holiday these days as a religious holiday, has snuck up on us before Orac could do one more post and is now less than two days away, Orac has decided that it is time to continue recharging his Tarial cells at least until December 26, when he plans on doing his usual Monday thing on a Tuesday and posting something that might seem familiar to anyone familiar with his other persona.
After that, Orac will likely post at least one bit of new Insolence next week (possibly more, if the mood takes him and there is something he just can’t wait to address). More likely, however, the week between Christmas and New Year will be slow as well, as Orac, having now been repaired and rejuvenated, wants to try to repair and rejuvenate this blog, which has been around for 19 years now, during the new year as the blog enters its 20th year of existence. (Also, a certain surgeon drew the short straw and is working next week, complete with operations and clinic, largely because he was on medical leave most of December before now.)
In any event, Orac, being a (usually) benevolent, albeit sarcastic, dictator on this blog, does wish all his fans, minions, detractors, and trolls a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, sort of. Let’s just say that Orac is not a fan, but in fairness he is warning Earthlings about the dangers of the holiday:
Also, Orac is coming for some new(-ish) misinformation that’s been popping up during the time when he was distracted by the repair work that he underwent earlier this month. Expect it, either next week or, at the very latest, very early in the New Year. In the meantime, consider this a semi-open thread.