July 23rd, 2006

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Got a bit of reading done before bracing myself for the heat yesterday. I finished a graphic novel, Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers, which was pretty solid, and followed that by a small pamphlet/book written by Tim Powers, called The Bible Repairman, which once again showcases Mr. Powers ability to make things strangely eerie.
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I survived the heat, only to have to deal with it again today. It shouldn't be quite as hot, but the evening won't be supported by a thunderstorm, either.

I wasted about fifteen minutes of my life watching Catwoman off of the DVR capturing HBO. One of my happiest moments was flushing that off the DVR, and moving on.

I really flared up last night while we had the TV on, when a certain commercial came up. Now, I really think that it's appalling that the pharmaceutical companies are advertising medications directly to patients on the TV, but usually they are advertising medicines that have very strong competition. Last night, I watched in horror at a commercial for a product that is intended for cancer patients to raise their white blood cell counts after chemotherapy. Excuse me? Why would they need to advertise this to the patients? In fact, I was especially irritated that I'd never heard of the drug; they are advertising first to the patients, and not detailing the doctors? Where's the sense in that?