The first item is this gadget. In all honesty, I had no idea there was a market (especially in "scenic region") for an explosion-proof telephone
Next is this game, which was seen recently at the store. If your "favourite childhood memories" are from the late 1800's, the odds are your kids won't be impressed with it at this point in their lives.
Here we have a gift bag from a child's sports-themed birthday party. They probably should have folded the left margin a little more carefully.
Here's a product that I had no idea existed. I guess it can be used for cooking, for edible jet engines, and, uh, other practices.
And, lastly is this device. Which sounds like a bad pick-up line.
Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."
Nurse Newbie: "Hi, I'm the nurse taking care of Mr. Harry Plegia, in room 842."
Dr. Grumpy: "What can I do for you?"
Nurse Newbie: "Well, there was a consult written for you to see the patient 3 days ago, and we never heard back from you. I was wondering if you'd even gotten it, and when you'd be by to see him?"
Dr. Grumpy: "Um... I did the consult 3 days ago. And I've been following him daily since then."
Nurse Newbie: "Really? Because there was a family member here about 2 hours ago, who was looking through the chart, and told me he wanted to get another MRI. I don't know how he got the chart. Anyway, I called the hospitalist, and he told me to run it by you."
Dr. Grumpy: "Two hours ago? That was me! I came over and told you I wanted to do another MRI, but the computer ordering system was down when I tried to put it in."
Nurse Newbie: "That was you? Not a family member?"
Dr. Grumpy: "Yes!"
Nurse Newbie: "Doctor, you really should dress better."
In the mid-2000's there were several government hearings concerning the safety of the COX-2 family of drugs (Vioxx, Bextra, and Celebrex). A colleague of mine was working for the FDA at the time, and had to sit through hours of testimony on them. He sent me this remarkable e-mail after one:
"Today we had a military doc testify. He told us that the drugs are important in military use, because they can get injured soldiers back into battle sooner.
"He finished his speech by declaring 'Soldiers need COX-2!'
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