- I had an MRI on my knee. Man those machines are loud. Even with the headphones piping in sleepy elevator music. I asked the nice technician who was administering the test if I could listen to something like the National Public Radio. No go.. apparently the only radio that gets thru the lead lined walls of the MRI room was some 99. something. I had a CT scan on my brain (yes I have a bone the evidence was pretty clear) a few years back and that CT scan machine can be a claustrophobic place to be in. I had not idea how much till I was in one.
- I had a cavity on a wisdom tooth, and as the dentist was drilling in to it in the process of cleaning it out.. guess what comes on the radio B...B...B..Badd To The Bone.. a blues-influenced rock song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers. It was released in 1981 on the album of the same name. It was an early hit thanks to its memorable video on MTV, which was in its infancy and had very few titles. Almost any video played at that time became a hit because there were so few videos to be played and the medium so new (from wikipedia here). Was funny listening to the the song while the dental drill did it's thing my feet were tapping while I was in the chair.
- The top democrat on the House Intelligence commitee calls for the release of the second NIE on Iraq. Yes there is a second NIE which is supposedly more worse if not as worse than the one that is currently in the news. From TPM ...
There's a second damning Iraq report floating around the intelligence community.
At least, that's according to Rep. Jane Harman (CA), the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee. At an event this morning, Harman disclosed the existence of a classified intelligence community report that gives a grim assessment of the situation in Iraq, and called for it to be shared with the American public -- before the November electionsWhats the chance that will happen? Oh and Bush is gonna play host to Presidents Karzai and Musharraf? I would love to be a fly on the wall for one of those. The two don't like each other and Bush and diplomacy don't exactly go together.
- The world condensed to a mere 100 people..what would that look like? It really made me aware about how fortunate some of us really are, and makes me want to do more to make this world a better place. Did you know that....If you put your food in a refrigerator, your clothes in a closet, if you have a bed to sleep in and you have a roof over your head you are richer than 75% of the world population. The link to the video is here and you can play it below too.
- The Ride..