Thursday, 31 July 2014

Artist's Impression

Yesterday I gave my first lecture in Pharmacology 1101 (Drugs That Changed the World) at UWA for this year. The lecture was on 'Health and medicine(s) before the age of science'.

One student was so engrossed in my elegant rhetoric on shamanism, Hippocrates, Paracelsus and humoural theory, that she spent most of the lecture drawing a picture of me.

She very kindly presented this to me afterwards. And here it is.

I have removed the artist's name, just in case she fails this unit on account of not having listened to a word I said ...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Most of the contributions to the website SleeveFace are nothing short of brilliant.

I think, however, that my personal favourite will always be this one.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Happy Birthday Two You!

And yes, dearly beloved - we are gathered here once more today in the sight of God to celebrate the fact that on 15 July this blog turned a whole TWO years old!

This year I am celebrating this important event with the repeal of a carbon tax. Please be upstanding for Kool and the Gang.

My stats since starting this blog in 2012:

97,954 page views - minus 601 vampirestat hits, of course
Most popular post: David Murray on the Continuing Crisis Redux (4292 views)
Second most popular post: The Best of Maggie (3436 views)
Most popular referring URL: Catallaxy (1769)
Most popular referring site: Quadrant (5795)

RePEALings ... Woh Woh Woh RePEALings ...

And now you too can thrill to the moment when we decided to grow up.

Now all we need is Section 18C, and perhaps a few other things, to go down the same path.