August 23rd, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 22 August 2009



Arm wrestler's arm: radial nerve palsy
Athlete's foot: tinea pedis
Athlete's groin: adductor tendinitis
Athlete's heel: plantar fasciitis
Bunions: hallux valgus
Cauliflowere ear: subperichondral auricular hematoma
Cheerleader's hand: median palmar digital neuropathy
Clergyman's throat: chronic pharyngitis
Climber's elbow: medial epicondylitis
Computer-gamer's palm: central palmar blister
Computer-gamer's palsy: distal ulnar neuropathy
Cyclist's handlebar palsy: ulnar neuropathy
Golfers' elbow: medial epicondylitis

I am fond of children (except boys).
Lewis Carroll (1832-98)
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    "Endicott" by Kid Creole & the Coconuts
NYY, melky

my Sunday feeling

Spent the morning and early afternoon at the dojo, helping with two karate promotions -- one for the kids, one for the adults -- and then came home to nap for a bit before heading to the parents' to eat dinner, watch the Pete Seeger 90th birthday concert that they had on the DVR (which was amazing), and watch some of the Yankees-Red Sox game. Then I came home to watch more of the game (Yanks won 8-4 to take the series, and make their division lead 7.5 games).

Also did some work on D'Argo's Quest #2, which I need to finish so I can get back to Heart of the Dragon. Cha cha cha.
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    "Classical Lady" by the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players
chronic rift

The Chronic Rift in Review

The last review episode of the Summer of the Rift has gone live. John brings the Rifftrax'ing of Plan 9 from Outer Space to the table, Judy brings the Franklin Institute exhibits on Galileo and Star Trek, Orenthal brings Galaxy Rangers on DVD, and I bring several baseball blogs.

Then the reviews. On "A Case for Books," Andrea reviews The Host by Stephenie Meyer (yes, that one) and Lethal Legacy by Linda A. Fairstein. "The Comics Curmudgeon" looks at the comics adaptations of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Jeff Lemire's The Nobody, and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. And on "Couch Potato Salad," I review Torchwood: Children of Earth.

Finally, on "Pop Fiendish," Orenthal does the cage match between GI JOE and Transformers.

You can download the episode from iTunes, the Rift web site, or podOmatic's Rift page. And go to the forums on the Rift site and comment or call our toll-free number: 888-866-9010.
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    "Medley: We Used to Know/For a Thousand Mothers" by Jethro Tull