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Patient BW, DOB 2/16/1971 — The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
"Patient explained most of these (and most subsequent) injuries as being the result of membership in a private and apparently quite intense mixed martial arts club.  Patient has denied being the victim of domestic abuse by Mr. Grayson following indirect and direct questioning on numerous occasions." Patient BW's medical records make for iiinteresting reading.
batman  comics  medicine  brucewayne 
november 2011 by infovore
The Age of Mechanical Reproduction - The Morning News
"My wife and I talk about this. We talk about the protocol of the fertility clinic. We talk about her support group, and failure to produce. We talk about adoption, which is expensive and ambiguous. We talk about giving up on the process and living our lives without the ghosts of unconceived children (the most adorable ghosts there are). We talk, and talk, and wait." Powerful, sad, brave writing from Paul Ford. Sometimes, you wish things were nice for the good people in the world.
paulford  writing  fertility  themorningnews  medicine 
july 2011 by infovore
The Escapist : Gaming Isn't Brain Surgery
"I wonder what Tulon Ethabathel the Dwarf is doing right now." A US brain surgeon talks about his interest in gaming, the amount of time he gives it - very little - but the nontheless-important role it plays in his life. Lovely article, really; well-crafted and thought-provoking.
games  lifestyle  life  culture  medicine  pasttimes 
december 2009 by infovore
Metalosis Maligna
"Metalosis Maligna is a fictitious documentary about a spectacular yet chronically disabling disease which affects patients who have been fitted with medical implants. Sourcing from such implants a wild metal growth ultimately transforms human patients into mechanical looking constructions." If you're squeamish, particularly when it comes to surgery or prosthetics, this is NOT for you. Otherwise, it's a remarkably good piece of animation/effects work, wrapped in a remarkably straight documentary wrapper, that perhaps makes the effects-work even more effective.
design  video  fiction  film  horror  effects  medicine  bodyhorror 
march 2009 by infovore
Brand Autopsy: Buckley’s: The Good Taste of Bad Taste
"For years Buckley’s Cough Mixture, available in Canada since 1919, has been highlighting the fact their cough syrup tastes horrible, but it works." Love some of the taglines; a smart bit of marketing for the kind of products you hate but need...
advertising  branding  marketing  medicine 
november 2007 by infovore

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