Monthly Archives January 2005

I Got Rhythm, I Got Funk

I didn’t realise it until now, but my music collection has a gaping hole in it. All this time, I’ve needed an album of Ethyl Merman songs remixed to a disco beat. The Cowboy Hat is a Nice Touch The next pary I go to is going to rock.
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Categories: General.

’80s Geek Chic Goes Too Far

Thanks largely in part to the movies of John Hughes, outright geekiness became vaguely popular for a certain part of the ’80’s — at least, in pop culture, if not actually in high schools across the U.S. However, it’s one thing to slap thick-rimmed glasses on Anthony Michael Hall and make him pretend he’s smart; it’s another thing altogether to photograph Bill Gates in “alluring” poses and publish them in Teen Beat magazine.
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Categories: Dear God, Make It Stop!.

Sharks Can’t Get Cancer, Llamas Can’t Get Dandruff

Apparently, most dandruff in humans is caused by the presence of a specific fungus (malassezia furfur). You may have noticed, for example, that the active ingredient in Nizoral is ketoconazole — which, when taken orally, is a systemic antifungal. You’ll notice the similarity to the name of omniprazole (Prilosec); they’re in the same family. Unfortunately, their similarities cause them to interact in a way that increases the chances of liver damage when used together. From what I’ve been able to find, the same sort of interaction occurs between ketoconazole and the popular histamine blockers used to treat heartburn and alergies
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Categories: Camelids and Health.

Macs for Everyone!

Well, I think Apple has finally hit a point at which I can’t avoid buying one of their machines. For anyone who missed the recent announcement: go check out the Mac Mini. You know you need one The icing on the cake? Your cost for one of these machines is $500.
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Categories: General.