Tuesday, March 04, 2008

As time goes by.

Some of the big-name music acts of the 60's and 70's are re-releasing their biggest hits, but they have slightly altered them, properly reflecting the passing of the years. Here are some of them.
  • Hermans' Hermits: Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Walker.
  • Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Hip?
  • Ringo Starr: I Get By With A Little Help From Depends.
  • The Who: Seniors Bus.
  • Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.
  • Johnny Nash: I Can't See Clearly, Now.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings: Bran On The Bun.
  • Paul Simon: Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver.
  • Procul Harum: A Whiter Shade Of Hair.
  • Leo Sayer: You Make Me Feel Like Napping.
  • The Temptations: Papa's Got A Kidney Stone.
  • ABBA: Denture Queen.
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn: Knock Three Times (On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall).
  • Helen Reddy: I Am Woman (Hear Me Snore).
  • Leslie Gore: It's My Facelift.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

"For Gods' sake, what is happening in this country?" Warning; strong language.

Those are the words of Lorraine Long, the head of the Medical Error Action Group (MEAG). I wouldn't be so polite.

Emerging news of possibly one of the most horrific incidences of ongoing medical malpractice and abuse at the hands of a doctor. This is so disgusting, I'm at a loss for words, I'm so angry.

Watch the spokesman (read Spin Doctor) for the Medical Board. You can see he knows there has been a major screw-up, but he isn't concerned with the monsters' victims. He's trying to measure his replies so as to not tarnish the reputations of the Medical Review Board. To my mind, this makes him as culpable as the creature performing the abuse.

Something is terribly wrong with the system, that's painfully obvious. And we need to make sure that all parties, from the so-called doctor right up to the New South Wales Minister for Health, are held to account. More than just the doctors' head needs to roll, and instead of the Medical Review Board worrying about preserving their own hides, how about they focus on saving the skins of the people at the mercy of this creature and others like him.

How the fuck can something like this happen in this country?