Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Anecdote is not the singular of data

But I will observe that the USA is the only country I’ve ever been to where you can unquestioningly drink the tap water. And the only thing you have to worry about is taste.


  1. I was flipping through a German phrasebook yesterday, and in the "Hospitals" section it had phrases for "please use a new syringe" and "I have my own syringe." Whet the hell?

    1. Syringes are expensive and in socialized medicine you can't bill the patient for them? Alternatively, the concept of a one-use item offends the Prussian soul?

    2. They'll use plastic disposable syringes, but only if they're made bk HK for twice what an American syringe would cost.

    3. And they put the medicine in backwards...


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