Before the advent of the internet, the average American was undoubtedly forced, at times, to politely listen to an ostentatious parent discuss their exceptional child ad nauseam at a water cooler or PTA meeting. Now, armed with the a video camera and the wonder of YouTube, these parents can deliver the good news of their child’s genius to the world–what luck! Here’s a few classics in case you ate something expired for dinner tonight and could use some help bringing it back up…
Bridger – Genius / Loves Dinosaurs and Monkeys
Dad: ”Why don’t you draw a squiggly line? You’re so smart, Bridger…”
Rinad (sp?) – Genius / Knows Christmas will be on Sunday this year
Mom: “It’s great to have a child that has the potential for so much greatness…”
Autumn – Genius / Smarter Than Dad and Big Fan of Target Logo
And this one is just for fun Especially lovin’ 1:50
Come on down to Cleveland town, everyone! Here this weekend with my buddy Alex taking the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) licensure exam to become a real, live dentist.
The non-dental version: I did two fillings today and will do a cleaning and a simulated root canal tomorrow.
The dental version: Both operatives on the same patient today, #21DO composite and #29DO amalgam. #29 ended up with two mods and became an MOD–took a little extra time but no problems. Really like that WREBs allows mod requests directly from the floor with the CFE. #21 was a DO and a separate O in the mesial pit, did not need to go through the ridge. Also interesting that WREBs allows slot preps, both amalgam and resin. Tomorrow is S/RP and endo on mounted extracted teeth, access and fill a central, and access and fill one canal of a first premolar.
WREB has been as good of an experience as a licensure exam can be. I was able to do two class 2 restorations on the same patients, and am given 2.5 DAYS to complete the exam, so there is plenty of time to recover if something crazy happens or a patient doesn’t show.
My favorite part of the Candidate Guide is a reminder that it is important to nourish our patients, and no, it’s not appropriate to work on someone all day long without a break. The scary thing is that, to make it in the manual, there’s a good chance that someone violated this policy at a past exam.
While I’m stressing over calculus removal and orifice shaping (it’s a real dental thing)…enjoy these Cleveland classics!
Sun Tzu’s Art of War say, “know thy enemy”. Apparently, we don’t–well, not by name at least.
According to ABC News, over 100 variations of spelling have been used for Muammar Qaddafi (or is that Momar Kadaffi?), based on records of the Library of Congress, New York Times news sources, and others.
If we can’t get the name right, good luck getting an address.
While walking from the dental school to the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) a few months ago, I made a shocking discovery…
The infamous sculpture that graces the AMU’s entrance is gone! How long had this been missing (and how long had it been since I escaped the dental school and set foot on main campus?).
The piece, “Ex Stasis”, was created by Milwaukee sculptor Richard Lippold. Lippold is a renouned artist with other sculptures in Washington D.C., New York City, and Harvard University.
Now, if you’re a Marquette student, chances are you know this sculpture as “Orgasm”. Ex stasis is Greek for “Ecstasy”…which has led many to dub it as the Big O. Some believed it to be a Golden Eagle for its wing-like features and golden color. This is incorrect. It is a statue of an orgasm, but maybe if you’re an ornithophile and birds really do it for ya, it can be a little of both?
Bottom line–most of us think it’s an eyesore. Sure, go ahead and tell me my taste in art is pathetic, and I’ll tell you your taste in ugly art is exquisite. In any case, it was an endearing feature of MU campus–no longer can a Marquette freshman say, “Let’s meet at Orgasm in 15 minutes to throw the disc around”. End of an era…
So where the hell did that piece of shit wander off to? My theory is…
THE VATICAN TOOK IT!
So apparently, the Vatican Museum wants an Orgasm in the worst way. Marquette, being a God-fearing Jesuit institution, would love to deliver an Orgasm to the Vatican. Clearly, MU shipped this thing to the Vatican and is scoring some major Catholic brownie points for it.
I rest my case. Game, set, match.
Is this really helping? How many lives do we suppose this sign saves?
Props to my good bud Colleen for capturing on camera what I wish I had.
Wordle.net is a sweet little tool that can convert any text (and even an RSS feed / blog) into a word cloud. Users can define colors, font, shape, orientation of words, etc. to create some slick designs. Look how much more interesting Ryan’s CV becomes after applying Wordle! Maybe I’ll start sending the resume like this from now on…
Just think of the possibilities…that nasty email you sent to your boss, a drunken three-hour chat session you made sure to copy, paste, and save…the list goes on.