Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Some more quickies

From the Love and Sex department, via iafrica.com:

Parents nagging you to settle down, but you're not inclined to do so? Rent a girlfriend, if you're from Chengdu, China. Will this quickly be followed by rent a boyfriend?

In a really gutless act, not only was the bride dumped at the wedding dais in Malayasia, but she was dumped via SMS. It just goes to show that technology does not improve every experience.

Is there such thing as a Buddhist Mormon? One would think so after reading the case of this man who claims that karma required him to be a polygamist.

On a more serious note:

More people die from medical mistakes each year than from highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS and yet physicians still resist and the public does not demand even simple reforms.

This via Alex Tabarrok. Also noted on the site is a comparison of intern shifts to fratboy hazing rituals, which is so right on. Why are members of the medical community asking for malpractice reform before cleaning up their own house? Seems like putting the cart before the ox to me.

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