15 Dec 2006, Comments Off on In Which I demonstrate my multi-tasking skillz by combining some good blognews with Christmassy cheer, Friday Cat blogging and more!

In Which I demonstrate my multi-tasking skillz by combining some good blognews with Christmassy cheer, Friday Cat blogging and more!

Author: Helen

Image from http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/reprint/179/6/0.pdf

Pavlov’s Cat has a post on How To Tell Whether It’s Christmas. I know it’s coming because friendly spammer ‘Engel Everett’ is emailing me about ‘View horny elves’. Can hardly wait.

Back in September of this year, I had a post burbling away on the back burner about the health system in the US and its many shortcomings from what I read about it. Also how much I fear we’ll end up with the same. I was going to hang this unwritten post off a post by Grannyvibes, who had a wonderfuly tart and acerbic blog and was diagnosed with lymphoma in, I think, July. So you could say she had more than a passing relationship with the US health system.

I haven’t linked to Grannyvibes because it’s gone. She took her blog down shortly after she started posting about her cancer, and many of us were sad for not getting to read her excellent blog, never mind worried about what could be happening to her.

She’s back, Thanks for the headzup to Kate, commenting on Pav’s Christmas thread.

Here’s something to put your Christmas Angst in perspective: The existing deprivation gap in relative survival for both men and women confirms that cancer survival depends on socio-economic background and is inequitable.

 
 
Friday Cat blogging? well, that was a bit of a fizzer, because WordPress for some reason didn’t want to upload this fine picture (Warning – PDF).

Update 18/12/2006: Cat image reoptimised to less huge proportions, now appearing.

Comments (0)

  • Laura says:

    Tis a very fine picture indeed. Though I’m a little bit alarmed by the implications of the artist’s biography.

  • Helen says:

    you mean cat drawing leading to madness?
    That’s not the same as cat blogging, anyway, I don’t think the two were related really.
    If you think that’s scary, try this page: I have to say some of his early work was kind of twee, like the poker playing dog painting you see reproduced everywhere. But scroll down to “psychotic period” stages 2 to 5 — aieeee!

    The thing is, they look just like LSD-inspired art of the 60s. That is food for thought in itself.

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