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The Inseide Dope, by Bob Seidenstein

In brewskis veritas

There are two mind tweaks I’m sure we’re all familiar with. One is deja vu, which is loosely defined as that weird sensation that, suddenly and for no reason, you think you’re reliving an experience, but you can’t figure out from when or where. You only know — or at least you think ...

True Blue

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine whose driving principle is similia similibus curentur. Or if your Latin’s a bit rusty, “like cures like.” The idea is if a substance can cause specific symptoms in a healthy person, it can cure those symptoms in a sick one. I don’t know if it ...

Doggie don’ts … and doos

I have no knowledge of medicine, but I can give you the best medical advice you’ll ever hear. It is this: If you have a medical issue — any medical issue — do not, under any circumstances, look it up on the internet. I’m sure there’s good medical advice on the net. But I’m also ...

No laughing matter

Child prodigies is a redundancy, since what makes them prodigies in the first place is their brilliance manifests in early childhood. One of the best known is Picasso, whose first word was “pencil” and whose first painting was at 9. Another was Mozart, who could play songs on the ...

Committed!

A facetious definition of a camel is “a horse put together by a committee.” It’s also something I find offensive, because camels — unlike committees — perform a useful function. I’ll admit my experience with committees lacks breadth, but it more than makes up for it with depth: ...

Puppy lover … and peptic loser

Last Tuesday dawned bright and early ... more or less. How, you might ask, can it be more or less bright and early? Simple: I woke up early, at the ghastly hour of 0630. But as for bright? It was a morning like all the others in November — scattered patches of scuzzy snow on the ground ...