What it is with men and doctors.

My sister-in-law just asked that, rhetorically: but let me explain anyway (this explanation draws heavily from The Right Stuff):

Doctors never give you good news.  No doctor will ever tell you, “You now have the physique of a Greek god and may indulge in some of the things that you were previously forbidden to indulge in.”  At absolute best you will be told that there has been no change, or that you have recovered from a previous setback; but usually a doctor will tell you what new things that you may never do again.

I hope that this clears things up for people.




Movie of the Week: The Right Stuff.

As God is my witness, I have no idea how I missed making The Right Stuff Movie of the Week.  I’m still not entirely certain that I did miss it; I didn’t see it, but that doesn’t mean anything.  Ach, well, even if I did it’s so good it should be on the list twice.

And so, farewell to Captain America: The First Avenger.  Which was also so good it should be on the list twice (ask me again in a year whether I still think so, of course).