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Batman – almost

Last night, I almost went to Batman. Yesterday, in fact, could be summed up as an entire day of almosts. You see, I thought I was off yesterday. In my line of work, trauma surgeon, you really have to be mentally prepared to work. I thought I was off yesterday. I took a golf lesson. Then I played 18 holes. Well, almost. I really only played 16 holes of golf because I was paged on the 16th hole. A nurse had a simple question. Before I returned the page, I checked the call schedule (using my cell phone). Damn. I’m on call.

Now it was time to panic. I needed to get off the golf course, get home, get a shower, get dressed and get to the hospital before the ER called me with a critical patient. Luckily, I was driving into the parking lot of the hospital when I got paged about a patient with bilateral forearm lacerations which were deep and bleeding.

Around 11 PM, things were settling down. I had admitted a couple of patients to the hospital. I’d been through the ICU. I’d even seen the nurses up on the trauma floor and addressed any issues or concerns that they had. I thought it was “safe” to sneak out and catch an 11:30 pm showing of the new Batman movie. The movie theater was only 7 minutes from the hospital. I had arrived at the movie theater, bought the ticket, sat down in the theater and was watching the previews. Then my pager went off. It was time to go. I didn’t even get a chance to see the opening credits. Maybe I can try again tomorrow night. 🙂

All in all, considering I didn’t even know I was on call, the night went pretty well.

By |2012-07-23T23:59:06-04:00July 23rd, 2012|Movies|Comments Off on Batman – almost

The Errington Thompson Show 9-27-08

Now here’s a great show for you. We discussed the bailout where we saw an initial compromise, then we it disappeared. I spent a good deal of time discussing the first presidential debate. My special guest was Kurt Eichenwald, a great friend and best selling author (The Informant, Conspiracy of Fools). Finally, we discussed the financial crisis. I received a great call from a guy who just isn’t buying any of this from Bush or Paulson.

By |2012-05-07T18:04:05-04:00October 4th, 2008|Economy, Election 2008, Podcasts|Comments Off on The Errington Thompson Show 9-27-08

Brownback to throw in the towel

Senator Brownback will be the latest presidential candidate to throw in the towel.  Sam Brownback simply wasn’t able to raise enough money.  He raised about $3.4 million and spent over $4.1 million.

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From TPM:

The lower tier of Republican candidates is reportedly about to shrink a little bit — Sam Brownback is expected to drop out of the race tomorrow.

Brownback’s campaign had never really caught fire, with him raising only $4 million and coming in third at the Iowa Straw Poll behind Mike Huckabee, a rival for the social conservative vote.

So where will Brownback’s support, such as it was, end up going? That’s a good question. On the one hand, Romney’s campaign has been trying to consolidate the Christian right into a unified anybody-but-Rudy campaign. On the other hand, Brownback’s camp had been bashing Romney to no end, taking every opportunity to call him a phony.

By |2013-11-03T18:47:39-04:00October 18th, 2007|Election 2008|Comments Off on Brownback to throw in the towel
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