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Saturday, January 28, 2006

What do you get for the kid who has everything?

Kenny turned eleven years old. Now he doesn't have enough fingers to show his sister how old he is.
I got the job of trying to find him some good birthday loot on short notice.
The problem is that he already has so much crap lying around that there's nothing left to get him.
So what do you buy for a kid who has everything?
In the end I decided to go with something that shoots.
I got him the M1A2 Abrams radio control tank with turning turret and realistic missle firing capability.

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As you can see, it easily devours a 5 gallon bucket
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And yard debris? Not a problem.
It easily tromps the largest of tree limbs
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Damn. When I was a kid, all I had to play with was a stick.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Is Vermont Judge Cashman Really Elby Hars?

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A recent verdict by Vermont Judge Edward Cashman has outraged the nation. He sentenced a child molester to 60 days in jail. He stated that his reason was that he does not believe that punishment works. He supposes that when the freak that he sentenced gets out of jail he will go to counseling. I wonder if he ever looked at any of the stats that show that child molesters do not respond to counseling. I wonder if he ever considered that the reason people are put in jail is not to rehabilitate them.
I wonder if he has some other motive.
I wonder if he is really Elby Hars.

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Elby Hars served ten years for molesting his own daughter. When he got out of prison he then began molesting other young children.
When he found out he had been discovered, he took off and hasn't been seen since. The FBI has been looking for him.
But have they been looking in all the wrong places?

Friday, January 06, 2006

Dumbass of the day.

Colin Yeates spent four years planning a solo row-boat trip around antarctica. The 11,600 nautical mile, ten month trip ended after only one hour when he crashed his boat on the island he started from.
Score one for the British.

Good Bye Kadima

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Good Bye Kadima. The fastest party in history.
There are going to be a lot of politicians with egg on their face. What party will they join now?

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Good Bye Ariel Sharon

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Good Bye Ariel Sharon.
They put coumadin in your coffee.

Good Bye Diamond Shamrock

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Good bye Diamond Shamrock.
Bad idea you have there.
I've never even heard of a Valero before.
Except this girl I once knew named Elizabeth Valero.
All that money you spent over the years to make those three little diamonds recognized in every house. All gone.
Good Bye.

Good bye to the Trojans

Good bye USC. It's been a good streak. No three in a row for you.
Texas played a perfect season.

Rose Bowl

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I love Blog Spam

I would like to invite people to come and spam my blog comments.
It gives me something fun to do.
Why work so hard on preventing people from spamming my comments? That's no fun at all.
Instead, I like to follow the links, find out who is spamming my site, find out who they are, and pack their mailbox full of ten thousand emails per day forever.
And God Help Em if they have comments enabled on their site.
Have a nice day.

Crashcart Backboard

The number one search term that finds my blog?
Crashcart Backboard

Is this a new fad? Did I overlook something on Alexa? Is that the answer to a test question? WTF?

What is a crashcart backboard anyway?
In a hospital, when someone is trying to die, we do our best not to let them. In other words, we start CPR.

There is a big box on wheels (think of a craftman toolbox) that is full of all the equipment that is most commonly used to save someone. There are cardiac drugs in there, needles, syringes, iv supplies, breathing tubes, suction devices, a defibrilator, and of course, the infamous crashcart backboard.

Did you ever see someone doing CPR on TV?
What do they do? You get up over the person and press down on the chest to compress the heart and pump the blood. 1-2-3-4-5, breath, 1-2-3-4-5, breath.... and so on.
But where are most people located in hospitals? In hospital beds.
Think about when you were a kid and your parents were in the other room. What is a bed really good for? Boing, boing, boing.
The matress on the bed is exceptionally springy.

Now think of trying to press down on a person's chest while they are lying in bed.
Boing, boing, boing.

You get the idea.

On the back of the crashcart is a detachable plastic board that you put up under the patient's body to give a firm surface so you can do compressions without the matress absorbing all of the force.

If there is no backboard, pull the footboard off of the bed (I've never seen a hospital bed that didn't have a detachable footboard) and use it instead.

Hope that helps in people's quest for information on crashcart backboards.

Oh, BTW, I saved another life last Sunday. I am a nurse.

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