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    Nope. That was an antiwhataboutism, and you...

    Nope. That was an antiwhataboutism, and you missed it. (Always blame the (teller) (listener) when a joke falls flat because it's (dumb) (subtle).
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    You're kidding. Continue the neosporin and...

    You're kidding. Continue the neosporin and wrapping until he can get a Rx for silvadene. (I say this as a doc who as a surgery resident ran a burn unit.)
    BTW, the advantage of silvadene over...
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    You're kidding. Continue the neosporin and...

    You're kidding. Continue the neosporin and wrapping until he can get a Rx for silvadene. (I say this as a doc who as a surgery resident ran a burn unit.)
  4. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    Knowing what it's like to be confronted at...

    Knowing what it's like to be confronted at gunpoint--whether due to racism or anything else--is one thing. Living in a country where, because of your race, it is likely to happen repeatedly and...
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    My wife is the opposite of not fixing anything. ...

    My wife is the opposite of not fixing anything. She bought a prewired xmas tree--so heavy our weightlifting son can barely put it up -- for $5 from the thrift, laboriously took off the old...
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    Yeah, but how many [gangbangers were shot by...

    Yeah, but how many [gangbangers were shot by other gangbangers] [how many unarmed Black people were shot by police]? [pick only one]
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    My rule of thumb on minor wounds is to cover it...

    My rule of thumb on minor wounds is to cover it until it is no longer making a mess. When I cut myself it's usually in the kitchen or the wood shop--most people don't like blood in their food or...
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    The only one I've heard say that is you.

    The only one I've heard say that is you.
  9. But it's not even Junuary

    But it's not even Junuary
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    BTW Silvadene is a brand name of silver...

    BTW Silvadene is a brand name of silver sulfadiazine, often abbreviated as SSD. The generic should be cheaper. Don't use if allergic to sulfa.
    I don't know the current status re OTC vs Rx.
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    That helps a lot. Looks like some deep second,...

    That helps a lot. Looks like some deep second, maybe some third. Hard to tell without seeing in person and touching it. I think he should bite the bullet and see a doctor. Sorry. They may not...
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    I would definitely train for it. Maybe do Hardly...

    I would definitely train for it. Maybe do Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to get in shape. I haven't been in quite a while. But depends on how many of my favorite musicians are still alive when I do t.
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    The administration is urging boosters as the...

    The administration is urging boosters as the strategy against Omicron. Nobody knows yet whether that will work, or if it is necessary....
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    Going to an in-store Black Friday sale is on my...

    Going to an in-store Black Friday sale is on my bucket list. I have checked off xmas eve shopping.
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    RE open jaws--last time I did this it was no...

    RE open jaws--last time I did this it was no harder to book than a RT. You do want to book both legs in the same session so that they're linked in the carrier's system.
    When we were in Amsterdam...
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    Do NOT let it dry at night. Wounds heal best...

    Do NOT let it dry at night. Wounds heal best moist.



    Do you have a picture of the area where the skin melted away or are we looking at it. A picture of that area would help a lot.
    Given...
  17. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    I'm all for turning--obviously not just straight...

    I'm all for turning--obviously not just straight dowels but something with some shape.
    If you want to get fancy you could saw slits in the ends of the pegs and put wedges in from behind to get a...
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    spend it in Amsterdam. If you run out of things...

    spend it in Amsterdam. If you run out of things to see from Amsterdam there are plenty of day trips by train to do. If you happen to be there on May 27--King's Day--you won't regret it. Just don't...
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    well said

    well said
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    Oh, they were taught alright.

    Oh, they were taught alright.
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    Driving back from socal on I5, a fair number of...

    Driving back from socal on I5, a fair number of trucks. People get in the left lane to pass the trucks. Every single time there are a handful of people who pull out of the left lane, pass a car or...
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    Back when we still had yahoo email (and only...

    Back when we still had yahoo email (and only because Yahoo bought Prodigy) someone sent all our contacts the "help we're stranded in Europe" scam. What was interesting was seeing who thought it...
  23. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    Yeti--so some Black and Latino people and Indians...

    Yeti--so some Black and Latino people and Indians are racists. That's no surprise to anyone. So what's your point?

    Since the pandemic, when I'm walking down the sidewalk people cross to the other...
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    Mine does that too. Does yours go to real estate...

    Mine does that too. Does yours go to real estate open houses? I had a real estate agent in my office and she looks at the picture of my wife on the bookcase and says "I know her! She's at every...
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    Fair enough. Legit gaper quote.

    Fair enough. Legit gaper quote.
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    (Sort of) on the subject--best airport hotels I...

    (Sort of) on the subject--best airport hotels I ever stayed at were at Mian Malpensa. One on arrival was a grand old building with a fabulous breakfast buffet, one on departure was a newer building...
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    Drove down I5 to Socal to spend Tgiving with our...

    Drove down I5 to Socal to spend Tgiving with our niece and family. On the way down we passed an RV hanging in the right lane with the left turn blinker on. About an hour later we stopped at a rest...
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    Who'd he say it to? Probably good advice for...

    Who'd he say it to? Probably good advice for someone taking a group lesson.
  29. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Yeah, all 3. As I alluded to before, in a...

    Yeah, all 3. As I alluded to before, in a not-as-shitty world patients would have a second visit scheduled at least a few days after the first. with more to follow as needed. Too much to absorb in...
  30. Sugar Bowl has delayed opening. No new date. I'm...

    Sugar Bowl has delayed opening. No new date. I'm sure we're all shocked.
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    I got kicked off a jury panel for saying that the...

    I got kicked off a jury panel for saying that the billing department at UC Davis Med Center was a bunch of crooks.
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    I agree with Wooley--6 months, because that is...

    I agree with Wooley--6 months, because that is what the CDC is saying. With vaccines, for durable immunity a certain spacing works better than too close together. Someone else will have to explain...
  33. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    I think every doc does that, but I was thinking...

    I think every doc does that, but I was thinking about businesses set up specifically to offer patients advice on cancer treatment without providing any treatment themselves. Having never dealt with...
  34. Thread: Wildlife

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    The lakes and rivers here don't freeze or freeze...

    The lakes and rivers here don't freeze or freeze rarely. Wouldn't it have to do more with water temps and the availability of fish near the surface? If talking with fishermen at Donner Lake the last...
  35. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    There are people who do this for a fee. But it...

    There are people who do this for a fee. But it shouldn't be necessary if the docs are doing their jobs. Many if not most cancer cases should be discussed by a multidisciplinary tumor board to...
  36. Thread: HOA's

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    What the fuck is wrong with you? Don't bother...

    What the fuck is wrong with you?
    Don't bother to answer, I already know.
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    No need to phish to get batch numbers. I'm sure...

    No need to phish to get batch numbers. I'm sure they're easily available on the dark web, and maybe the bright web.
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    I didn't appreciate that. Thanks for pointing it...

    I didn't appreciate that. Thanks for pointing it out. And yeah, single author is definitely suspect. We don't have supplements and online symposia and other such silliness in surgery, (although we...
  39. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    The head of our hospital was a pediatric...

    The head of our hospital was a pediatric oncologist. The most mild mannered, calm, unprepossessing, low key, almost passive guy. I have no idea how anyone can do that job, let alone be that way.
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    I'm not sure why people think being the Jeopardy...

    I'm not sure why people think being the Jeopardy host is a great job. Sounds boring, although it does pay well--but a number of the people who supposedly wanted the job didn't seem to need the...
  41. Thread: No warmup

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    Vasodilators per se aren't a problem....

    Vasodilators per se aren't a problem. Vasodilators that are beta blockers, like Bystolic, which slow the heart rate, are, as far as exercise goes. When you do a cardiac stress test they make you...
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    Did he have his teeth in or out? I remember...

    Did he have his teeth in or out?

    I remember one game where they stopped the game to look for Pavel Datsyuk's teeth. Real ones. Only time I ever saw him penalized for roughing. He was pissed....
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    The one that gets me, at least in France, is that...

    The one that gets me, at least in France, is that when indicating a number with your fingers the thumb counts, so when I order one beer by holding up one finger I wind up with two. Which I guess...
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    Saw an osprey yesterday. Shouldn't it be...

    Saw an osprey yesterday. Shouldn't it be somewhere warmer by now? Bodes ill for the ski season.
  45. Thread: HOA's

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    Both have the problem of maintaining reserves and...

    Both have the problem of maintaining reserves and making decisions regarding major maintenance and repair. Obviously in a development with multiunit buildings the exposure is much higher but the...
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    While the first author sounds a little sketchy,...

    While the first author sounds a little sketchy, this is a peer reviewed published study in a top tier medical journal and should be taken seriously.

    I can't find anything in Pubmed about the PULS...
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    Austria and other European countries use periods...

    Austria and other European countries use periods as thousands separators instead of commas. (And commas instead of periods as decimal separators.)
    I didn't know that--I had to look it up.
  48. Thread: HOA's

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    The shit show with the Florida condo building...

    The shit show with the Florida condo building that collapsed because the residents couldn't agree on needed, very expensive work should tell you all you need to know about HOA's.
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    You must have good blackout shades.

    You must have good blackout shades.
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    The 1955 gear was a lot more expensive if you...

    The 1955 gear was a lot more expensive if you factor in hospital bills.
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