|Not my elbow, but it did look like this.
My right elbow had been bothering me for a while over the past fall and winter, but it had gotta better for a while. Then the elbow swelled up in the last few weeks. It didn’t hurt quite as bad as it did before. It ached a little and felt tight, because the skin was being stretched, but it was really annoying. And, with it being short sleeve season, it was very unsightly.
I finally went to my doctor and he drained it. Phew.
Koko The Gorilla Has Died
The internet was saddened this past week when it found out Koko the gorilla who had learned a few words in American Sign Language had died. There were headlines stating the kitten-loving primate had “mastered” sign language.
Never underestimate the laziness of some journalists. Koko could make some signs, but there are plenty of folks in the science and psychology fields that have doubts that she really understood language, let alone mastered it.
John Rael, of SkepticallyPwnd, has blogged about her dying and the reaction and he included a video he produced, in which he acts out Koko communicating with her keepers.
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Odd Censoring Of Gilbert Gottfried
There’s a video on YouTube of Richard Belzer interviewing Gilbert Gottfried. Gottfried tells a shortened, but still just as vulgar, version of the infamous The Aristocrats joke. There’s an odd bit of censoring in it.
Speaking Of Bias
I noticed something about an article in the March/April 2016 issue of Skeptical Inquirer. (My apologies, but I cannot link to it.) The article, written by two Cornell University psychology professors, explained how people can easily spot bias in others, but not so easily spot in in themselves.
I noticed what I thought was some bias in the article, in part based on the 2000 Bush vs Gore US Supreme Court decision, that the authors didn’t spot.
Movie Recommendation: The Aristocrats (2005)
This may not be for everyone, but if you enjoy a good, nasty, dirty, disgusting, taboo-laden joke then this documentary is for you.
Three Cool Things
3) It may have been disgusting, but the draining of my elbow was also pretty cool.
2) The Belzer/Gottfried interview covers more than that disgusting joke and it’s very interesting and cool.
1) I’ve completed two more illustrations for Nostalgia Zone, the comic book and collectibles store I do some work for. These two (see above) turned out pretty good.
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