Perfect Laptop Sleeve for Work

June 10, 2008

Here is the perfect laptop sleeve for the working man. Good for a father’s day present for a dorky dad or perfect for the grad starting his first dilbert job.


From Barry’s Farm


Craziest Hair Fashion EVER

June 10, 2008

Designed by Nagi Noda, the Hair Hats are made out of synthetic hair, and is crafted to resemble the face of a creature in nature.

Check out the other “hair hats” at This Site!


Regranex’s New Black Box Warning

June 9, 2008

The FDA has moved to have Ethicon the maker of Regranex put a “black box” warning on the label.  The “black box” is the highest FDA warning level.  Regranex gel is used to treat dangerous foot and leg ulcers in diabetics.  Regranex is a medicine that is a genetically engineered form of a human growth factor that helps wounds heal faster. It is a huge benefit to diabetic patients with slow-healing wounds on their legs or feet that often result in amputation of the affected limb.

But its effect on human growth factor may make cancer cells grow quicker too. Post marketing studies showed patients may have a fivefold higher risk of dying from cancer.

“In announcing this label change, FDA still cautions health care professionals to carefully weigh the risks and benefits of treating patients with Regranex,” Susan Walker, MD, director of the FDA’s Division of Dermatological and Dental Products, says in a news release. “Regranex is not recommended for patients with known malignancies.”


Wicked Retro Watch

June 9, 2008

I came across this today when shopping online. My dad (he’s a little old) wants a dual cassette recorder for father’s day and I have been assigned the task of finding it. But what do I find? …the cassette watch.


Rx Drug Abuse

June 9, 2008

I saw this ad on the nytimes website tonight and figured I would share it.  While the effectiveness of ad campaigns aimed at ending teenage abuse of prescription drugs remains to be seen, I felt the ad was poignant.  It can be hard for parents to imagine their kids doing drugs at all, let alone stealing drugs from them.  But that is exactly what is happening.  These aren’t just your “bad kids” these are often the honor roll student or the star athlete.

In 2003, approximately 15 million Americans reported using a prescription drug for nonmedical reasons at least once during the year.  Also 6.1% of 16 to 17 year olds reported misusing a prescription drug in the prior month.

Hopefully with the increased media coverage of prescription drug abuse parents will become more aware and proactive.


I’m Back

June 9, 2008

After two months off I have returned.  I needed April to study and May to relax.  I killed my finals, found an apartment, and got a job.  Now with a couple of sunburns behind me, I am ready to blog the real summer news.

**Note: While still a loyal Clinton supporter, I will now cover more of Obama’s progress in a positive light.  Although I respect and admire Mrs. Clinton, I am a Democrat above all else. **


WTF? Kids are smart little bastards.

April 6, 2008

Do you remember being nine?  I do.  I was a certifiable bad ass within the context of my class room.  We chased the kindergardeners around with whiffle ball bats, cursed when no one was looking, and even had a conspiracy to climb over the fence once at recess.  One year during elementary school, I remembers the whole class plotted together to mess the room up during recess so the teacher would be mad when we came back in.  We spilled a little glitter, maybe messed up some papers, and I remember we put Vick’s Vapor rub on her desk.  I thought we were practically criminals.  She yelled, we apologized.  Apparently kids to day are in another league.

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Nine-year-olds at a school in the U.S. state of Georgia brought a broken steak knife, handcuffs and electrical tape to school in a plot to injure their teacher, authorities said on Tuesday.

Teachers at Center Elementary School in Waycross, Georgia, uncovered the plot on Friday when a pupil reported that a child in the third grade had brought a weapon into the school.

“The plan was to handcuff the teacher, put tape over her mouth and hit her over the head with the paperweight and possibly cut her,” said Lt. Duane Caswell of Waycross police, adding that some students said the knife was simply there to cut the tape.

“It was a rather elaborate scheme for children of that age,” he said.

The students spent a week planning the attack and planned to carry it out on the day they were caught, Caswell said.

Nine pupils in the grade, most of whom were 9 years old, have been disciplined and some were given long-term suspensions, said Theresa Martin, spokeswoman for the Ware County school district in the southeastern part of the state.  Caswell said police were also planning to charge three of the children in the juvenile court system with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on a school property.