Wednesday, August 29, 2007

msb-0193 Lung vs. Tripe

msb-0193 Lung vs. Tripe

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I'm still in a strange musical mood.

You're getting some more MIDI files of Domenico Scarlatti by John Sankey that I found on the internet for free download. (The beauty of MIDI is that I can use any instrument to play the notes. They won't sound like harpsichord. :-)

And no don't worry, I'm not going all pedantic on your butts. My eye is far too roving and my ear is far too sensitive for that kind of crap.

Once a gadfly, always a gadfly.

I just feel like playing Scarlatti.

Apart from that:

"Alors les Francophones, vous attendez apres quoi exactement? L'offre est encore bonne. Joignez vous a et creez un podcast en Francais"

"Dann die Deutschen warten Sie, nach denen genau? Das Angebot ist noch gut. Verbinden Sie hat Ihnen und Verursachen Sie ein podcast auf Deutsch."

(Translation courtesy of Babel Fish [ ]) speech courtesy of AT&T research [ ]

---- "k017" by: "Domenico Scarlatti recoded by John Sankey"

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---- "k105" by: "Domenico Scarlatti recoded by John Sankey"

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---- "k321" by: "Domenico Scarlatti recoded by John Sankey"


It is my contention that "NOBODY" likes self-injecting and that pulmonary drug delivery is a reasonable alternative to be explored.

Now, since this my podcast, I don't have to provide any actual proof, just make reasonable and sensible assertions. (And no I'm not going to use the "catch all" pat answer that the priests tried to use on us when we were kids: "Its a mystery". Screw that.)

I want this to be played over and over by people with all kinds of pretensions, including none. (And this tree part invention shit works. Wait till the next section.)

---- "k290" by: "Domenico Scarlatti recoded by John Sankey"


Now the objection that "We've always used syringes" is not cutting the mustard here.

We're discussing something new ("Ooo. He said the 'N' word") and original. ("He, he, He said the 'O' word".)

Now I imagine that, since doctors don't want to seem utterly lacking in empathy, and that they're aware of the complications that arise from repeated use of any areas of the integument (that skin for the merest of us mortals,) despite attempts to rotate the injection sites, so they're going to "sit there and listen," for once since they've friggin' graduated, (without being on some expensive junket, courtesy of the drug reps.)

(Hey. Don't give me that crappola. They write the prescriptions; the rest of the medical world doesn't matter worth a damn and that all there is to it.)

Now apart from having a secret sadistic streak and sheer bloody-mindedness, why do they insist on hypodermics, even sub-cutaneous ones?

Well perhaps they don't know about the alternative drug delivery path, the lungs. (I know they know about lungs. [They're doctors for Christ's sake.] But they're used to thinking of lungs as things that get taken out [and very profitably too,], well mostly bits thereof, when the idiot patient used them as an ashtray for 25 or 30 years. )

The lung is a very large permeable membrane. Its description in fractal mathematics yields some very interesting 3+ dimensional insights ("The Fractal Geometry of Nature", by "Benoit Mandlebrot", ISBN: 0-7167-1186-9, pp 157-159)

It should be able to transpire (a fancy word for "pass") most of the drugs we MSers use since it readily passes something as large as the nicotine molecule (as Sir Walter Raleigh discovered and RJ Reynolds [ ] et alia improved upon, [see the reason why doctors don't see lungs as more than a specialized income opportunity]). Prions and DNA fragments should be no problem.

To the objections that you really can't measure things, like drug intake, I would refer them to their colleges in sports medicine and have them explain all the shiny equipment that "Nike" bought them for their labs.

They measure substances in micrograms per centiliter of blood and are quite used to measuring things like lung function, permeability and drug intake, under a wide stretch of circumstances.

---- "k364" by: "Domenico Scarlatti recoded by John Sankey"


"NOBODY" likes self-injecting and pulmonary drug delivery is a reasonable alternative which should be explored.

Taking for granted that the medical profession (pathological, un-empathic bastards through hard-earned training,) might see an "ouchless" alternative as useless but a good marketing ploy, lets see if the drug reps might be persuaded. ("Hey, it worked for asthma meds, why not use the old testing equipment that's just lying around not generating any income.")

So now that I have demolished the arguments, both structural and procedural, against using the lungs for what they can do, we should see some changes, right?

Believe it or not, the only thing standing in the way is the complete failure of the imagination by most medical practitioners. (That should ensure that my next checkup is an eventful one [one with lots of "OUCH!"-ing by me. :-])

But human (get over your messianic complexes, "herr doctors") [human] cussedness has perpetrated an incredible amount of agony in the past, and I see no signs that its going to change soon.

Yeah. I think I can work with this essay structure. "Wadda you'ze quys t'ink?"

---- "k441" by: "Domenico Scarlatti recoded by John Sankey"


Yeah. I think the new format is going to work out fuckin' fine.


mdmhvonpa said...

Hold on here ... you want the doctor to treat the patient and not the disease?! What are you thinking man! Getting emotionally involved ... it's just not proper. Not proper at all. NEXT!

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Nothing so lofty. (Hee hee hee... Treat the patient. I'd have to be taking recreational pharmaceuticals.)

No, I just want them to use a treatment that doesn't require further treatment down the line (as Ms. Chris can attest to and as can anyone who's stuck, uh, sticking themselves [bad pun, I know.])

I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they never even thought of it (most likely the case , or should I say the ├ętui.)

Charles-A. Rovira said...

By the way, what do you think of the new writing form, thesis, synthesis, conclusion?

I'm trying it out to see what I can do with it.

(Bush is all gloating now that he's managing to screw us yet again with the Child Health Insurance issue. [I guess he hates all US citizens, and not just those stupid enough to be in the National Guard.])

Let me know.

And it would be an honor to get another "RoundUp" column from you.

Miss Chris said...

My poor pin-cushioned skin. I've got a huge dent on each limb. How attractive! Needless to say though that my doctor didn't give a hoot. He is one of those that doesn't (or should I say didn't) care in the least. He didn't even pretend like he did. Jerk!