from NYC’s most awesomest mixologist:
â€œIce is to a cocktail like a stove is to a chef,â€
(Source: Metro NY–Friday March 11 edition) Discuss amongst yourself…. /This bartender also knows my standard order of a
Diet Pepsi as well. Not necessarily on the rocks.
From our SVP at work on choosing an EMR platform:
“Choosing a database isn’t like choosing a girlfriend. A girlfriend you can break up with if things don’t work out. A database is more like a marriage, you’re stuck with it”
From an online forum:
“Fantasy football is like Dungeons and Dragons for the crwod that used to beat up on the D&D players”
After asking me for computer help…
“You must think that we’re all weird here [at work]”
*shrugged* fixed the problem and laughed (with my boss).
From yesterday, after agreeing to being a venipuncture volunteer:
From a girl feeling-up my forearms….
“ooh, you have such nice arms, can I stick a catheter in you?
Not quite sure how to respond to that one…
While the girls are discussing Jersey Shore.
Girl 1: “What’s that quote…something like ‘it takes three things to make a guido…gym, tanning, laundy”
Me (passing by): “crap! I’m 2/3rds of the way there–I hit the gym and do my own laundry!”
/No, I don’t tan on purpose. Only what sunlight I get in the summer time.
Public trust is something scientists must work hard to maintain. When it comes to science and public policy, the average citizen usually has to trust scientistsâ€”whose word he or she has to take on faith almost as much as a religious believer takes the word of a priest. Once that trust is undermined, as it has been in recent years, science becomes a casualty of politics.â€
–Cathy Young, When Science Becomes a Casualty of Politics
This one brought a smile to my face:
Trainer to (new) client: “We’re going to work not to just get you big…but 70s big!”
[perplexed look on client's face]
“If you become an officer and you have a pistol and you are of color, in or out of uniform, your chances of getting shot down by a police officer are a lot heavier than if you were not of color,”
Not to mention that as the story has been reported now, when approached by police, the (now) deceased officer didn’t put down his weapon, and instead turned to face the (shooting) officer with his gun drawn….
From the same article:
But NYPD procedure for officer confrontation places the responsibility on the out-of-uniform officers. They are instructed to drop their weapon, stay still and to obey all directions from the uniformed officers to diffuse the tense situation.
Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
Once again, the Gipper nailed it!Â I’d rather be uninvolved and uninformed if it’s going to be the government trying to get involved in my life.
“When we’re in the gym, we’re in this indescribable euphoria zone. It’s a feeling of being on, of being completely alive and aware. If you haven’t been there, then it’s like trying to describe color to a person who’s been blind since birth. Within this haze of pleasure and pain, there’s knowledge and power, self-discipline and self-reliance. If you do it long enough, Bob, there’s even enlightenment. Sometimes, the answers to questions you didn’t even know you had are sitting there on those rubber mats, wrapped up in a neat package of iron plates and bars.–Chris Shugart
Some of my best ideas come to me in the gym…not sure why, but they do.
“You know a city is rather safe when it’s biggest crime problems are knock off handbags and people stealing their grandfather’s viagra or cialis”–My roomate
“One is 95 percent certainty, and the other is…50 percent and a feather”
According to attorney Kevin Conway (quoted in the Washington Post), that is the difference between the scientific and legal burden of proof
(Via Action Potential)
With the differences in the terms of “burden of proof”, , it is worth pondering if/how science should be decided in a Court of Law.
Stupid, foot in mouth statement of the day award goes to Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT).
This naturally begs the question: do they even have cabs out in Montana?
“Tending to the sick is not charitable,” said attorney Tim Armstrong,
From a Plain Dealer article over the jquestion of hospitals and taxation
“I’ve got dreadlocks, so of course I smoke weed…which I noted on the form”–patient in the office today
(Italian heritage) Friend: “All the discussions here in the lab usually boil down to which empire was better, the Greeks or the Romans”
Me: Greeks, Romans–they both persecuted and fucked over my people (the Jews)–yet we’re still around…now where are those bagels!