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Monday, August 17, 2009

Ain't That a Kick in the Titanium* Knee

Well, hip, actually. My 88-year-old mother had her hip replaced last year. She was in constant discomfort, and frequently in pain. Her mobility was significantly impaired.

Evidently, though, we should have just put her out on an ice floe, like the Eskimos used to do.

Shame. I'm rather fond of mom.

The NYT has become such a sheet of toilet paper.
* We could probably save a few bucks by using 403 Stainless.

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