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MDaunt wrote:
EugeneF wrote:So this is a re-re-reincarnation.

And now for today's pedantics....

Then and Now

July 2, 1881: James Garfield’s Experience with American Healthcare

Shot twice by lunatic Charles Guiteau, President Garfield was rushed back to the White House and immediately attended by physicians. As night fell, the surgeons worked both by kerosene light and the glow of their cigars. The ashes falling into the president’s body were said to cauterize the wound. Given the long hours, dinner was provided to the medical staff. The scalpel served both the patient and the roast beef. Since the President was unconscious, it was not difficult to balance the food plates on him.

The President died of an inexplicable infection 90 days later.

And if it had happened in 1681 he wouldn't have died of infection either. Rapid loss of blood and heavy metal poisoning, neither of them caused by the bullets.
But if it happened in 1681, it would have been English healthcare. ;)

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I was thinking of Charles II http://www.aintnowaytogo.com/charlesII.htm. I don't think American healthcare was much worse. It was a time when you better off being uninsured.

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MDaunt wrote:I was thinking of Charles II http://www.aintnowaytogo.com/charlesII.htm. I don't think American healthcare was much worse. It was a time when you better off being uninsured.
I think that we have the script for the next Wes Craven movie!

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Hi,
Leah wrote: I'm neither as old nor as elegant as my avatar (well, who is?)
I am. Although 'decrepit' might be more appropriate than 'elegant'. :)

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If we like, we stay for maybe quite a while."

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econgator wrote:This is actually quite humorous:

http://www.armchaircommentary.com/2011/ ... tml?ref=nf

I especially enjoyed the last scene. Thanks.

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How long before someone calls him Aleph Null?

http://specials.msn.com/A-List/Entertai ... d=29377216

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Your RDA of Irony

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The latest version of “The Three Musketeers”

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1451924505/

To summarize this effort, Cardinal Richelieu has a German accent and is allied to the Dukc of Buckingham, who evidently has invented the dirigible two centuries sooner than history realized. And Lady DeWinter is a Ninja.

I am sure that Dumas would have thought of it, too–if he had to write a new version of the novel every ten years.

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TV's Cash Cab hits, kills 61-year-old Surrey man

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I found this article as well:

FDNY Rescues Jeopardy Whiz & Circus Clown Friend From Apartment Blaze

http://gothamist.com/2011/07/03/nypd_re ... rcus_c.php

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Whoever made that map did their research. :lol:

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dhkendall wrote:So you're the instigator of our "misc rant thread" that defines the board? I always figured that was Eugene, he is inexorably tied to that thread that it's an honest mistake.

Speaking of which, we have to get Eugene here. (Heck, I wouldn't even mind having TRD here, but no one knows his true identity ... )

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Not so loud, please.


There's still a chance he may not find this board.

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No doubt those giant rats in Port Hedland swam across the Timor Sea to get there. ;)

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I used to be AWSOP but wanted to be more theatrical.

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Actually, there are a whole bunch of these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCmogoGpnxg&NR=1

A whole bunch more are under "Horrible Histories" :D
I used to be AWSOP but wanted to be more theatrical.

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