Monday, February 19, 2018

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Pastor George Gregory, of the Waterfront Community Christian Church, claimed that he was "counseling" a man found naked and tied up with rope in a parked car with him.

When police arrived the naked & bound man was in the front seat and Pastor Gregory was in the back "adjusting his clothes."

The good pastor states that he "did nothing" and was helping the man work through a drug problem. He also added that they “were just playing” and would “meet up from time to time to play with each other.”


Police were summoned to an apartment where cries for help were reported.

Upon breaking in, officers found 2 men "hopelessly locked together" with a mannequin dressed in a knight's costume and a remote-control toy car.

Both men were too drunk to explain exactly how this had happened, though, after being freed, one of them was charged with insulting the officers.

Inquiring minds want to know, but mercifully no pictures were taken.


A study found that epilepsy patients who developed impaired consciousness while driving were more likely to have car accidents than epilepsy patients who retained normal consciousness behind the wheel. (Neurology Reviews, January, 2017, page 8).


Anonymous said...

At least the car was parked.

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Jono said...

Thank goodness it wasn't in Minnesota this time.

Anonymous said...

While the preacher may have been conscious behind the wheel, apparently he has no conscience.

Anonymous said...

How much grant money was burned up discovering the last one?

Dan S said...

Now, you're the neurologist, Dr. G, but looking at the issue of Neurology Reviews in question, I suspect you're being unfair.

The article on p. 1&7 mentions driving, but it's primarily about a new classification system for seizures, with implications for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and restrictions (for example from driving).

Yes, you cited page 8, but that's an ad.

Or am I looking at the wrong journal or issue or article?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Dan, I had the print copy. It looks like in the digital copy you're referencing the article is on page 15.

Dan S said...

Thanks, Doc! Now that I'm looking at the article you had in mind, your reaction sends perfect.

Is there indeed nothing non-obvious to this? Or is about actually-useful work being done towards better in-office tools for determining driving competence?

Looking at the PI's research profile, I'd like to think there's something there. But I can't see it.

Peter B said...

My recent fave is still the one about feeling no pain.

I really like this part:


This meta-analysis provides robust evidence for the analgesic properties of alcohol, which could potentially contribute to alcohol misuse in pain patients. Strongest analgesia occurs for alcohol levels exceeding World Health Organization guidelines for low-risk drinking and suggests raising awareness of alternative, less harmful pain interventions to vulnerable patients may be beneficial.

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