EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC

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The Friday Post #38: Strange Posts, Sleepy Chickens and Strange Sports

This is the Friday Post #38 for October 2 2009.

Strange?  Define Strange.

As a blog-administrator I get to filter all comments to the page before they are displayed publically.  The majority of the spam is deleted by myself or caught by Askimet, the utility in WordPress that takes care of that function.

On Tuesday, Sept 29 there was a link in my Comments section referring to a post I’d written earlier this week about LigerCat, a new PubMed search tool.  The in-coming link looked like this (screenshot shown below):

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StrangePost#3

Image credit: http://www.wordpress.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

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Intrigued, I clicked on the address of the referring page and below is a screenshot of their synopsis of what I wrote:


StrangePost

PubMed Poke Apparatus grown in 2009?  Heaven help us all

Image credit: http://tiny.cc/I78dS – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

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Cartoonist Doug Savage writes a blog called Savage Chickens and invented the term “sleepworking” with this post from Aug 28 2008:

SleepworkingSavageChickens

Photo credit: http://www.savagechickens.com/2008/08 – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

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These videos come with a couple of caveats: Don’t try this at home. Some activities could result in serious bodily injury. Never jump off a roof, no matter what your friends say to you.  In questionable taste.

Getting hit in the eye by a pair of flying sunglasses would be no laughing matter.  These videos should remind us that there is, and will always be, a need for a new generation of Emergency Medicine physicians due in part to the poor coordination (or questionable judgment) of young people when it comes to acting like daredevils on (or with) sports equipment.

However, the young men in question have obviously practiced their sports often, are well-trained in them, and (admit it) it is creepily fascinating to observe their accuracy.

.First:  Sunglasses Catching

Video credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-prfAENSh2k All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

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Second:  Pants Jumping

Video credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShf2VuAu_Q All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

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Last:  Laptop Catching is so out of the scope of this blog, I’m not even going to post the URL for it.  You can find it on your own.

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And that’s the Friday Post #38 for Oct 2 2009, folks.  Have a restful, enjoyable weekend!

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