Monthly Archives: February 2005

Britney Zombie

So you’re in amphitheater, itís a giant million-seater
And you’ve come to witness Britney Spears perform
And you sneak backstage and see her and she picks you out to be her
Male companion in her dressing room ’til morn

Soon you get the sneaking sense sheís not the virgin she pretends to be
As if thereís any doubt, but what a thrill (what a thrill)
And she suddenly jumps on your back, her teeth are somehow longer
And you wake up with the urge to maim and kill

Now youíre a…

Britney Zombie, out of control
Britney Zombie, ain’t got no soul
You’re a worthless little troll and your blood is freezing cold
Yes, now youíre a Britney Zombie!

This post is for those people who don’t realize the Dr. Demento show still exists, just because no radio station in St. Louis plays it. It’s also for those who think the only person recording dementia today is named Weird Al.

Another up-and-coming dementia artist I recommend is Luke Ski

I missed it! (Gosh Dang!)

Because of my inadequate religious upbringing I had no idea there was a Purim Katan.

Apparently, in Jewish leap years, there is a Purim 1 month prior to Purim. Purim, for those unfamiliar, is the Jewish version of Carnival/Mardi Gras. OK, there might be a few readers who don’t like the comparison, but….we dress up in costumes and get drunk. Oh yeah, we also read from the Book of Esther, and distribute gifts to the poor. But I just read on the link above:

There is no difference between the first Adar and the second Adar, but the reading of the Megillah and the distribution of gifts to the poor.” (Megillah 6b)

(Jewish leap years add a whole month. Usually there is just the month of Adar, but in leap years there’s Adar 1 and Adar 2. That’s partially why Good Friday and Passover are a month apart this year, unless you’re Eastern Orthodox.)

I interpret the quote above to mean that Purim Katan is Purim without the megillah and without the charity. That is, the dressing up and getting drunk part. (I’m sure there are other interpretations.)

Here I am, 36, and I’ve missed this? Admittedly, not 36 times, since there are only 7 leap years in a nineteen year cycle. Since the next one is in 2008, and I’ll be 39 then (19*2+1), my guess is that this would have been my 14th. I have some catching up to do in 3 years.

This was a relief…

Thanks to The Welfare Queen, I took Beliefnet’s Belief-O-Matic quiz

My Results

1. Reform Judaism Ý(100%) Ý
2. Orthodox Judaism Ý(88%) Ý
3. Islam Ý(84%) Ý
4. Sikhism Ý(81%)
5. Bah·’Ì Faith Ý(78%) Ý
6. Liberal Quakers Ý(62%) Ý
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants Ý(55%) Ý
8. Unitarian Universalism Ý(52%) Ý
9. Jainism Ý(48%)
10. Neo-Pagan Ý(47%)

I was kind of happy with the results. I’m not quite sure what I would have done if it had turned out differently.

This was a relief…

Thanks to The Welfare Queen, I took Beliefnet’s Belief-O-Matic quiz

My Results

1. Reform Judaism Ý(100%) Ý
2. Orthodox Judaism Ý(88%) Ý
3. Islam Ý(84%) Ý
4. Sikhism Ý(81%)
5. Bah·’Ì Faith Ý(78%) Ý
6. Liberal Quakers Ý(62%) Ý
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants Ý(55%) Ý
8. Unitarian Universalism Ý(52%) Ý
9. Jainism Ý(48%)
10. Neo-Pagan Ý(47%)

I was kind of happy with the results. I’m not quite sure what I would have done if it had turned out differently.

Everything on the internet is true

Did you know anyone, even you, can add info to the Internet Movie Database?
They claim they verify the accuracy.
I have a former high school classmate who apparently produced a movie back in 1986 when we were seventeen, and she lived 1800 miles from Hollywood.
Itís really quite impressive.
I knew she’d written a few scripts for tv shows in the past five years,
but I had no idea she was so active when we were so young.
Next time I see her, I’ll also have to ask her about that episode of the Love Boat she was in.

Cox-2 Inhibitors

A FDA Scientist sees “there really doesn’t appear to be a need” for arthritis drugs called COX-2 inhibitors”

he felt there was a “class effect” of heart risk, and it appeared greater with higher doses.

And in the EU

Drugmakers are braced for new curbs on the use of COX-2 pain medicines in Europe, just as the Food and Drug Administration weighs the future of the controversial drug class in the United States.

Industry sources said the European Medicines Agency was likely to strengthen warnings about cardiovascular risks associated with the drug class on Thursday, but stop short of calling for them to be taken off the market.

Those interested in Cox-2 inhibitors might be encouraged to try herbal varieties.