Archive for November, 2009

Attention Hockey Fans!

Posted in NHL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by tangentman

If you are lucky enough to have the NHL Network available from your cable company, they will be showing replays of the three greatest games (as voted on by the fans) of this season on Thanksgiving Day. You can only vote for one, but you can do so via this link:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=506528&navid=DL|NHL|NHLNetwork

Voting ends at 10 PM ET Friday 11/20 – yeah, it’s last-minute, but I just found out about it myself – so get your votes in.

Better Living Through Chemistry?

Posted in The Society Page with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2009 by tangentman

It’s been brought to my attention that over a month and a half has passed since I last posted here.  While I never said I would blog on a regular basis, here is a little something I’ve been thinking about recently…

Pharmaceutical companies sure have come a long way in the last 20 years or so.  Gone are the days when an elevated cholesterol level or high blood pressure had your Doctor giving you a sheet of paper telling you the right foods to eat and advice on better exercise practices.  Now they automatically write a prescription and tell you, “We’re going to put you on this stuff for 6 months…”.  Not to mention how times have changed since Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No! fight against kids and drugs – “Remember, Son, stay away from the marijuana.  Now here’s your pill to help you focus at school today.”

There is a pill for just about everything; I just wish someone would come up with something to help what I like to call PDD (Personality Deficit Disorder), but until they do I guess people will have to take what they’ve been taking for years – alcohol.

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