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Life on the Edge

Over the last 20 or 30 years, we’ve been entertained by those who push the envelope. Whether it is comedy or music or political theater, we continue to look for entertainers who push the envelope and go right up to the edge. We have almost reflexively rejected those who have stayed in the mainstream. Comedians like Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and Bill Maher are more toward our liking. Hell, even mainstream folks like Jeff Foxworthy and Jeff Dunham are pushing the edge. Radio talk show hosts who are simply entertaining aren’t enough. They need to be in-your-face. They need to cause

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Wednesday Evening News Roundup

The Indianapolis Colts have released Peyton Manning. There’s lots of speculation as to why the Indianapolis Colts have made this decision. In my opinion, it was an incredibly stupid decision. The big question is whether Peyton Manning can still play football. If he can’t, he should retire. If he can actually play, he should have stayed at Indianapolis for another couple of seasons and schooled the young rookie, Andrew Luck. I’m sorry, but I’m not buying all the hype that is surrounding Andrew Luck. I’m old enough to remember Todd Marinovich and Ryan Leaf. Both quarterbacks were surrounded with all of

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Monday Morning Grab Bag

I’ve been staring at the computer trying to get motivated for the last couple of hours. I need some more caffeine. I love basketball. The game is so simple yet so hard to play. I played basketball in high school and played intramurals in college. I played a lot at medical school and then, as my workload increased in residency and my free time decreased, I played less and less basketball. This brings me to the NCAA tournament nicknamed, “March Madness.” For the most part, I find watching college basketball to be frustrating. Frequently, ego and moxie override common sense and

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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