May 30th, 2002



A friend just forwarded me the following warning:


Number of physicians in the US: 700,000. Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000. Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000. Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups): 1,500. Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

"FACT: Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor."

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand.

[Edit: Although this is the first time I've seen it, this warning has been around before. Do a Google Search and you'll find it (or variations) all over the place. Yes, I know that doctors are not evil and shouldn't be banned. Guns aren't evil and shouldn't be banned, either. Before trying to turn this into a debate, either recognize the humor and have a chuckle or simply move along to the next LJ entry in your friends list.]
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India Night

Tonight was India Night over here. We've started a habit of going out for Indian food once a week. I love it. I think in a couple of more weeks, I'll even be able to do a good job of knowing what the dishes are and remembering them after I've eaten them. Tonight we shared a "dinner for two" off the menu. It had shrimp saag, lamb curry, tandori chicken, nan, and a few other things. (I'm sure I butchered some of the spelling. I apologize.) We're trying to get some of our friends to come to India Night with us, too. Lots of them want to come, it's just tough to schedule. If you're ever in Greensboro in the evening and want to come to India Night with us, let me know and we'll try to have India Night on a night that's convenient for you.
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