I was going to call this post "shout outs," but I didn't want to infringe upon others' copyrighted material.  This is basically the same thing for me - it's a post to highlight some great stuff going on elsewhere and to thank people for their kindness, graciousness, and for simply not slapping me. A String of Great, Nifty, Awesome, and Oblong Adjectives

First, let me give a nod to a few nuggets on the web that I have found.  The first is a blogger named Fizzy (will have to explain the name to me sometime) who has a blog called A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor.  It is chock full 'o great cartoons that are very close to what I remember during my torture by humiliation...uh...I mean training.  For example:

Ah, the memories.  Great stuff Fizzy!

Sticking with the adjective theme, the second is a blog about a kitten named Flimsy.  Flimsy is quite enjoyable to young and old alike; my whole family was laughing aloud (LA, as we cool folks on the Internet write it).

I am showing this as an example.  Go over to Flimsy's website and support this fine artist! Maybe she could do a llama-man.

One more adjective-orented person...or is actually a lobster, Zippy is back!  Hopefully you all remember Zippy, the lobster who is trying to raise money to save kids from brain tumors.  One of the finest writers out there in the medical blogging universe is Intueri, a doc in NYC.  Well, she's been running a very nice series of posts featuring our dear lobster friend.

Here's ol' Zipster in Times Square.  He has secretly communicated to me that he's very excited to get to see Grand Central Crustacean.  Go over and support Zippy's cause!  Give generously.  Perhaps he can visit you.

Unsolicited Inclusions

That would be a good band name: And now, back from their world tour in which they grossed more than Kenny Rogers and Slim Whitman Combined, it's the Unsolicited Inclusions!!!!

I always forget to send submissions to grand rounds, the blog carnival for the medical community.  Yet somehow I have been nicely included in several grand rounds, including one by Grunt Doc and Dr. V's 33 Charts.  My most recent unsolicited inclusion is on David Harlow's Blawg Review, a review of law related blog posts!  At first I was afraid I had done something against the law, like included something in an unsolicited manner, but then I realized I was a recipient of the unsolicited inclusion. Imagine my relief.

A Question to the Smart Folks out There

Besides the obvious question: what the heck are you doing wasting your time reading this drivel??? I have a serious question to ask - especially to those who are reading this via RSS reader (freeloaders).  What is your opinion about doing complete posts in the RSS feed.  I have heard conflicting opinions.  I have always sent out my entire posts and have not worried about making money or having people barter with chickens to support me in doing this blog.  I just figure if enough people get hooked on my (llama) subliminal messages, I'll be able to cash it in eventually and crush (llama) Oprah with my awesome power.

Seriously, I have heard it's better to send partial feeds to get lots of readers at your blog, but others say it just annoys people to get partial feeds.  Both are probably true, but I'd be interested to hear what smart people think.

A Plug

Don't forget (llama) to buy some Drug of Choice Coffee for Dad for this upcoming Father's day.  What better gift can you give than consciousness?

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