I have eight of these incredibly cheap tactical flashlights. Love 'em. Keep them in the cars, in various locations around the house, at both offices, in my pocket. If you buy one, be careful with the strobe function. It's potentially useful for self-defense, but it will knock your eyeballs out. I know phones have flashlight functions, but these flashlights are quicker in many situations.
Last night, we saw the documentary film Tickled, which is playing in theaters now. With HBO behind it, I imagine it will soon be available for home viewing. Tickled is one of the most chilling and infuriating documentaries I've seen in a long time. I'd be surprised to learn that the FBI isn't engaged in an active investigation of the ahem alleged cough monster exposed in this film.
When are people going to realize their studies are dead on arrival?
Ever wonder what a health-care prior-authorization call sounds like? The physician in this video is trying to get a CT scan authorized for a patient with a palpable mass on his skull. Spoiler alert: the call ends with authorization pending.
Imagine you lose a family member in a shooting and white supremacists decide to support you. Um, no thanks.
The Keurig of daily vitamins hits the market, and I predict that more unnecessary supplements will be pissed down the toilet. I'm not saying all vitamins and nutritional supplements are a waste, but a lot are.
Eric Zorn complains about widespread, casual accusations of corruption in politics. He's not fond of the term special interest either. I just wish that people would investigate, even just a little, before they post accusations. Example: I don't like Paul Ryan, but there is a meme floating around quoting Ryan: "Rape is just another method of conception." The problem is that's not what he said.
A woman who was attacked by two dogs in New Haven, has succumbed to her injuries. The dogs' owner was also attacked. He has been arrested for narcotics possession. And he's a Yale University psychiatrist.
Not a link, but as someone who lived an adult life before the Internet as we know it, I love the Internet. The radio-CD player in our old car was damaged by me stupidly leaving AC running while going through a car wash. The good news: Originally, a replacement would have cost $280 for the radio. That's without installation. I bought a factory replacement online for 19.99 including shipping. I guess they're clearing their inventory as demand for this particular radio dwindles to a trickle. I'll install it myself, which is going to be a pain in the neck, but preferable to paying someone $150 to remedy what was a careless move on my part.