Saturday, June 11, 2005

Medicine

Medicine, n. A stone flung down the Bowery to kill a dog in Broadway.

2005 Update: Law, as practiced in a white coat.

22 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Good one. Sometimes medicine can be a nostrum for the nose.

Andria said...

if i could get something hard those white coats might be worth all the grief but most likely not

Tom & Icy said...

I always heard that the expression "kill the dog" meant to let a fart.

Doug said...

Tan Lucy, having just looked up "nostrum" I agree.

Andria, that should be easy.

Icy, that seems random even for a talking dog.

Laura said...

This is an very intriquing site.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Really, I can't top that one, Doug.

Well done.

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Doug said...

Laura, thank you. Stop by again.

Gabriel, I'm relieved to hear you say that. I was afraid today was obtuse even for me. Thanks.

Sreekesh Menon said...

yet another single sided solution!

Scrawler said...

hello! thought I'd better drop by seeing as you keep visiting me :) BloxXchng keeps sending me your url anyway, lol.

Doug said...

Sreekesh, a 7% solution?

Inky, yes, absolutely considering I caught you mid-rant.

Sar said...

Medicine has its office, it does its share and does it well; but without hope back of it, its forces are crippled and only the physician's verdict can create that hope when the facts refuse to create it. - Mark Twain

karma said...

yet, a spoonful will do the trick

karma said...

... of sugar i mean!

Doug said...

Sar, that's a great quote from Twain. It should come right after the Hippocratic oath.

Karma, in your case the sugar is silent and assumed.

Comfort Addict said...

A substance to entertain the patient while nature takes its course.

Doug said...

Perfect, Comfort Addict

Stormwind said...

Great site- really enjoying your updated Ambrose Beirce.

morningdew said...

Ouch!

Linking you on my site!

I think people will enjoy!

lando said...

great site. i've always been interested in the devil's dictionary...

Doug said...

Thank you, stormwind. I see we do similar work in the same town. What are you doing with a sense of humor?

Morningdew, bless you and thanks.

Thanks, Lando. Glad to hear this site suits your interests.

Michael K. Willis said...

My doctor...bless his fussy, imperious heart...will love this one :-)

Doug said...

Well, he should get a taste of his own.