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Friday, December 09, 2022

ICE -- Great Idea

 ICE - In Case Of Emergency 

This is a great suggestion! Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE. 

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone no. of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly. It only takes a few moments of your time to do. Apparently, Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately. ICE your cell phone NOW! Please pass this one along

His Ass Is Too Small...

Small ass

The Star Trek Apartment

You know, we all say we'd like to have our own transporter rooms, but so few of us ever bother to make one. Interior design genius Tony Alleyne (www.24thcid.com) owes a tremendous debt to "Star Trek: The Next Generation," not only for inspiring his insanely wonderful apartment, but also for generating enough mainstream acceptance of the franchise to entice non Betazoid women through the door.

Alleyne used Vellman digital audio playback modules to provide authentic ST sound effects, plus Vossystems voice-activation gear and loads of AEI Security Systems remote controls. No word on whether he hires a flunky in a red shirt to stage spark-showered deaths at parties. Located in the neutral zone of Hincley, Leicestershire in the UK, Alleyne recently posted a stellar $1 million USD asking price for his unearthly domicile on eBay. Say, wasn't money supposed to disappear by the 24th century?

To view his apartment, click below:

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Thursday, December 08, 2022

Exam Bloopers

 

Exams! I came across this list of alleged replies students wrote in history and religious education exam papers...some are quite cheerful and believable.

1. The Pyramids are a range of mountains between France and Spain!

2. Solomon one of David's sons had 500 wives and 500 porcupines!

3. The government of England was a mockery. Henry VIII found walking difficult because he had an abbess on his knee.

4. Another great author was john Milton. He wrote Paradise Lost. Then when his wife dies he wrote Paradise Regained.

5. Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent. His mother died in infancy and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands.When he was President he wore a tall silk hat and said,"in onion there is strength"!

6. France was in a very serious state, the revolution was accomplished before it happened. The Marseillaise was ther theme song of the revolution and it catapulted into Napoleon.

7. Samuel Morse invented a code for telepathy. Louis Pasteur invented a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturalist ho wrote "Organ of the Species". Madman Curie discovered radium and Karl Marx became one of the Marx brothers.

8. Another tale tells how William Tell, who shot an arrow through an apple whilst standing on his son's head!

9. Achillies appears in The Illiad, by Homer. Homer also wrote the Oddity in which Penelope was the last hardship that Ulysees endured on his journey!

Patience and Tolerance

 

Patience and Tolerance

Patience and Tolerance

Patience and Tolerance

Patience and Tolerance

Patience and Tolerance

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

GREAT TRUTHS

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:

1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.



GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.




GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT GROWING OLD

1) Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.




THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE:

1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.



SUCCESS:

At age 4 success is . . . not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . having friends.
At age 16 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 35 success is . . . having money.
At age 50 success is . . . having money.
At age 70 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . . . having friends.
At age 80 success is . . . not peeing in your pants.

Google Chrome will actively block ad blockers

Google Chrome vs. Firefox

In January 2023, Google chrome is going to stop ad blocker extensions, says it will not allow your private info to be captured by anyone. Other than Google! That means that Google is going to block extensions that stop ads from displaying in Chrome. Do you trust Google to secure your private information when that is the actual business they are in is capturing and selling information about you?? The Wizard certainly doesn't and has been using Firefox exclusively for a long time now.

Time to download Firefox!

Brittney Griner released from Russian detention

 
Brittany Griner

CNN.com - WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention, President Joe Biden said Thursday.

A source familiar with the matter tells CNN that the swap involves convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

“Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner,” Biden tweeted. “She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home.”

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The Art of Jesus

 

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Famous Caricatures

 

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Hold the flashlight

Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call.

The house was very, very dark, so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-year-old girl, to hold a flashlight high over her Mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby. Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed, and after a little while Connor was born.

The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry. The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-year old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.

Kathleen quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place ......... smack his ass again!
 
If you didn't laugh on this one, there's no help for you...

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Quoth "The Scotsman"

"Scotty"

Dr. McCoy: "Well, Scotty, now you've done it!"  

Scotty: "Aye. The haggis is in the fire for shure."

Canada’s Maple Syrup Heist Perpetrator to Pay Millions in Damages

From Oddee.com

Can you get any more Canadian?

Maple syrup trees

Here it is. The single most Canadian story we’ve ever heard.

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Richard Vallières must pay more than $7 million in damages for his part in one the biggest heists in Canadian history. Vallières is accused of being the ringleader behind a large-scale theft of maple syrup from Canada’s strategic maple syrup reserve.

Yes, Canada has a strategic maple syrup reserve. Because of course they do.

Their great caper of Vallières and his associates is today known as the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist. In total, the gang pilfered more than 3,000 tons of gooey sugary goodness from the national stockpile.

Of course, they didn’t pour all of their haul on pancakes — though we have zero doubts that they did partake in some of the loot. Instead, they sold it forward, making a comfortable profit.

But if there’s anything Canada’s law enforcement officials won’t stand for, it’s maple syrup theft. As soon as the authorities became aware of the crime, the tracked Vallières down with a vengeance.

Let’s see how this all went down.


Click here to go to Odee.com and continue the story

Top 10 Unusual UK Laws

 

Strange laws from UK

Monday, December 05, 2022

R.I.P. Kirstie Alley (1951 - 2022)

Kirstie Alley

Actress Kirstie Alley has died after battling cancer, her family and her manager said Monday night. She was 71 years old.

"We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered," Alley's children True and Lillie Parker wrote in a statement that was shared on Alley's Twitter. "She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother."

Did Lightning Cause a Mystery Toilet Explosion at Texas Dental Clinic?

from oddee.com

Burnt Toliet

As Bohemian Rhapsody so often reminds us, thunderbolts and lightning can be very, very frightening. Especially when they blow up your porcelain throne.

Employees at a dental clinic in Austin, Texas, opened the doors to a scene of lavatory devastation on November 15. The staff bathroom of the building had been completely demolished — as if it had exploded.

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The Complete Guide To Troubleshooting Beer

 

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The Only 7 Star Hotel In The World

 

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Sunday, December 04, 2022

R.I.P. Bob McGrath (1932 - 2022)

 

Bob McGrath

Bob McGrath, the Sing Along With Mitch tenor who portrayed the friendly music teacher Bob Johnson for more than four decades as an original castmember on Sesame Street, has died. He was 90.

“Hello Facebook friends, the McGrath family has some sad news to share,” McGrath’s family posted on his Facebook page Sunday. “Our father Bob McGrath, passed away today. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.”

Robert Emmett McGrath was an American actor, singer, musician, and children's author.

Bob McGrath was the host of Saskatchewan's Kinsmen Telemiracle telethon for over 40 years.

SANDSTORM!

 

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The Naked Runner

The Naked RunnerMatt was having an affair during the day while his partner Ted was at work. One day, he was in bed with his boyfriend Ralph, when he heard Ted's car pull in the driveway.

Matt yelled at Ralph, "Hurry! grab your clothes and jump out the window, Ted's home early!"

Ralph looked out the window and said, "I can't jump out the window! It's raining like hell out there."

Matt cried, "If Ted catches us in here, he will kill both of us!"

So, Ralph grabbed his clothes and jumped out the window. When he landed outside he found himself in the middle of a marathon race, so he started running along side the others, only he was still in the nude, carrying his clothes on his arm.

One of the runners asked him, "Do you always run in the nude?"

Ralph answered, while gasping for air, "Oh yes, it feels so free having the air blow over your skin while you are running."

Then another runner asked, "Do you always run carrying your clothes on your arm?"

Ralph answered breathlessly, "Oh yes, that way I can get dressed at the end of the run and get in my car to go home."

Then another runner asked, "Do you always wear a condom when you run?"

Ralph answered, "Only if it's raining."

You have to love Indian Women...

 

1. ...for their ability to play rez ball , take care of 20 kids, and manage to make sandwiches at the same time when at a basketball tournament.

2. ...for their quick response to guys saying "shht, shht".

3. ...for any reason to say "Aye!" at the end of a joke.

4. ...for their ability to cram 20 people in one room at the Super 8 motel during a powwow.

5. ...for their ability to make commodity food taste like a 4-star culinary feast.

6. ...for their ability to make those breakfast/lunch/dinner burritos that we all love so much.

7. ...for their ability to expertly point with their lips at that fine grass dancer with the long braids.

8. ...for their ability to make a rez car look good.

9. ...for their ability to change a tire.

10. ...for those little hairs that always seem to stick up no matter how much hairspray applied.

11. ...for their ability to work wonders with bailing wire and, of course, duct tape!!

12. ...for their ability to keep sweat pants fashionable no matter what occasion.

13. ...for their ability to make that all-tourney t-shirt and shorts into the one and only Indian "swimsuit."

14. ...for their ability to stay out all Friday night at the Indian Casino and still hit the early Saturday morning yard sales.

15. ...for their ability to make Black Lodge miss a beat with her long hair, shady brown eyes, and feather light dancing.

16. ...for their ability to lead all the round dance songs at the Gathering's 49.

17. ...for their tendency to want to bead every clothing item of the entire family.

18. ...for their ability to give one "look" at their man to shut him up.

19. ...for her ability to go the store with those infamous pink rollers in her hair with not one hint of embarrassment. shrub no matter how small.

20. ...for their ability to somehow get her husband to ask for some of his money out of his own paycheck.

21. ...and last but not least for their wonderful ability to sneak 10 extra drumsticks of chicken and biscuits into their Tupperware from the buffet in town to later feed the family.

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Daddy Cut the Big One!

 

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Saskatchewan Government Announces Cutbacks:

Affects Cities of: Regina and Saskatoon. Towns like Dog River and Woolerton, SK, may benefit.

As part of the cutbacks for 2022/2023, the snow equipment budget had to be realigned. Here is a picture of our new model:


No one in the big cities were available for comment, so The Wizard left for Dog River to get an exclusive comment from cornerstone resident and big business owner, Brent Leroy.

Brent Leroy, owner of Dog River's Corner Gas, (Gas and Convenience Store), reacts to the news:

"Yeah! I just read that in 'The Howler', eh?. It's just great! Before last year when we achieved official 'Town Status', (A whole bunch of Hollywood freaks came here to do some sort of nature film -- can you believe it? Here in Dog River, eh?! They just said to just keep on doing what we normally do, talk as if they weren't there. And they even paid us as 'extras'! I was able to buy a few more chili cheese dogs than before. That $10 sure came in handy! Who da thunk that they would be so intested in filming grass and such?)."
"Anyways, we did not even have a budget. Now we have a budget! Now Hank won't have to use his dirty hoe to clean up the street and sidewalk in Dog River. Myrtle will be so happy. You know last year she slipped on the sidewalk and broke her hip. (If that happened this year there'd be hell to pay. -oh. Can I say that? You know between you and me, I think she gets hooked on the painkillers, eh?.)"

"Anyways, Woolerton [spits], doesn't need one of those new plows. They only have one street! Just make sure that they don't add some kind of food tax and force a cut in Lacey's budget at The Ruby... I need my Chili-Cheese Dogs!"

"Above is me and Lacey celebrating with our first checks from the movie fella. Oh, and we rent movies."

Gas Prices!!

 

Arm - Leg - Nut - Tit

Friday, December 02, 2022

The Most Expensive Movie Props

 

Most Expensive Movie Props

dr.a.g. - A unique coffee table book of art

 


Christopher Logan is an actor (Connie and Carla, Saving Silverman, Tron Legacy, Alcatraz) who has produced a coffee table book of the top drag performers shot by fashion and celeb photographers. The book is published worldwide by Tectum Publishers and is to raise funding for independent film.

Click on any picture to see a larger one!



The book features top names in the New York drag scene (Lady Bunny, Joey Arias, Sherry Vine, Hedda Lettuce, Charles Busch), from the Vegas Strip (Frank Marino, Eddie Edwards, Mr. Kenneth Blake), cast from RuPaul's Drag Race (Nina Flowers, Raja, Chad Michaels, Tammie Brown, Jujubee, Bebe Zahara Benet, Shannel, Ongina). 



There are 20 pages of new faces and photos including Courtney Act, TP Lords, Maddelynn Hatter, Yara Sofia and Morgan McMichaels!!


Courtney Act by Magnus Hastings




Yara Sofia






Jackie Beat, Miss Coco Peru, Jimmy James, legendary drag icon Jim Bailey, and Montreal legend MADO, with photography from Austin Young, Magnus Hastings, Mike Ruiz, Peter Palladino and Jose A. Guzman Colon, among others.


photo credit Mike Ruiz, www.mikeruiz.com

I have had the pleasure of reading this unique coffee table book. The girls are fantastic, and the photography is sublime. Christopher Logan has produced a very interesting book. The attention to detail, the models, the photographers, and Christopher have put into this work of art is simply fabulous (with a capital F!!!)


Drag isn't what you wear or who you are

This book deserves to be read! (ok, oogled at!)... a great conversation starter - just leave it out, it will generate conversation!! This is a great piece of art! From cover to cover, it flourishes with beauty. So much more than a collection of pictures of drag queens -- one can see the individuality of each queen, all dressed up in the elegance of drag. The photographers have managed to capture these beauties in all their extravagance  Each pose has the reader enveloped in their charm and charisma. This is truly an unique book, well deserving of any discerning person's coffee table!


Raja

To purchase this wonderful book that is much more than a book, go to goodreads.com for more information as where to purchase.

Never forget...

 

Never foregt

Freebie Friday - Old Time Radio


Charles Dickes in chair

Freebie Friday: Charles Dickens in Old Time Radio

This diverse assortment includes adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.

Charles Dickens Collection

35 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 19 hours, 31 min)
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
22 Audio CDs

TODAY ONLY** receive this Old Time Radio Collection free of charge in lieu of a sampler with your new paid order:

  1. Add this collection to your to your shopping cart as a free sampler
  2. Purchase any other collection $5.00 or more
  3. Submit your paid order and the disk will be included in your order free of charge


With OTRCAT instant downloads, there no need to wait for the mail; you have instant access to stream and download the programs today!

Click here to view at otrcat.com or view other Old Time Radio collections

*Not a paid ad. However The Wizard endorses otrcat.com and has purchased several old time radio collections such as Gunsmoke, Charlie Chan, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Boston Blackie and more. Great to listen to in the car on long trips!

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Thursday, December 01, 2022

2022 List of Banished Words and Phrases

Banished words 2022

10) ‘Supply Chain’

Over the last few months, you will have heard someone mention supply chains. They get the blame for everything, from product shortages in stores to long mail delivery times.

That’s why it made the list. The words are so overused they’ve lost all meaning.

“It’s become automatically included in reporting of consumer goods shortages or perceived shortages. In other words, a buzzword,” one judge summarized.
 

9) ‘You’re on Mute’

The rise of this phrase seems to be directly linked to our collective migration to Zoom and other video call platforms. We’ve all gotten on a call, only for one participant to stay silent even though their mouth moves.

Its inclusion is less about the phrase itself being the problem. Instead, it reflects the frustrations of the people who have to keep repeating it in every call.

“We’re two years into remote working and visiting. It’s time for everyone to figure out where the mute button is,” the phrase’s nominator vented.

You know what? We agree.
 

8) ‘New Normal’

Yes, we get it, the pandemic changed the world. You don’t have to keep repeating that it’s the “new normal” anymore. Everybody knows it.

“Those clamoring for the days of old, circa 2019, use this to signal unintentionally that they haven’t come to terms with what ‘normal’ means,” a judge said.
 

7) ‘Deep Dive’

“Deep dive” seems to irritate people dealing regularly with literature or the media more than it does your average Joe. But the judges raise some good points about this expression’s pointlessness.

“Do we need ‘deep’? I mean, does anyone dive into the shallow end?” one of them asked.

That’s an excellent question.
 

6) ‘Circle Back’

“The most overused phrase in business, government, or other organization since ‘synergy,’” a judge said when arguing for this phrase’s inclusion. And we kind of have to agree — it gets used too much.

Sure, sometimes you have to return to an earlier point in the discussion. But maybe you can do it without circling back.
 

5) ‘Asking for a Friend’

This one was kind of funny when you saw it used for the first time. But it got old really quickly.

But people still keep using when making a pathetically thinly veiled, embarrassing inquiry. Just spend a while on Twitter or something and you’re bound to see it.

Let’s face it, no one’s ever fooled anyone by saying this. And it’s not even funny anymore.
 

4) ‘That Being Said’

Like “circle back,” this phrase does serve a purpose. You may occasionally have to raise a point that runs in contrary to what you said a second before.

That being said, you can do it quicker. Just say “however” instead — or just “but.”

Seeing this one included on the list cut this particular author deep, though. Guess I’ll have to stop using it.
 

3) ‘At the End of the Day’

Apparently, this phrase was already included in the 1999 list. But nobody seems to have gotten the memo about that.

The judges once again questioned the usefulness of this phrase. After all, many things don’t end at the end of the day.

Maybe reserve saying this for the times when you’re talking about an actual sunset.
 

2) ‘No Worries’

According to the judges, “no worries” is constantly used as an incorrect substitute for “you’re welcome.” And they want it to stop.

“If I’m not worried, I don’t want anyone telling me not to worry. If I am upset, I want to discuss being upset,” the phrase’s nominator said.

We’re not so sure about this one — it seems just like a handy shorthand for “don’t worry about it.” But who are we to argue.
 

1) ‘Wait, What?’

And here it is, the grand winner. The most pointless and overused phrase of the year.

You mostly see this phrase on social media to express shock or disbelief about something. But the judges feel it’s infuriatingly vague as a response.

Their justification kind of makes sense. You don’t really know if the person typing the phrase is really shocked, or actually pleasantly surprised.

The Million Dollar Home Page

Million Dollar Home Page

A pixel isn’t much. Just a regular 1080p display — like that you probably have on your phone or computer — has more than two million of them.

In 2005, 21-year-old British student Alex Tew created a website consisting of a million pixels. So yeah, that’s less than half of the pixels on your screen.

He advertised that he would sell the pixels off $1 a pop. The website earned him a million dollars.

You're so vein - The Wizard's Quiz

 

You're so vein
For the purposes of this quiz, you are a vein. These questions will show how much you know about yourself, your structure and your job. Have fun - it won't be in "vein"!

1. As a vein, you are a special blood vessel. You have an important job to do. What sort of blood do most veins carry?

oxygenated blood/to the heart
oxygenated blood/away from the heart
deoxygenated blood/away from the heart
deoxygenated blood/to the heart

2. Only two veins carry blood which has a different oxygen concentration than the other veins. Which of these veins are the 'nonconformists'?

the pulmonary and umbilical veins
the aorta and the basilic vein
the cephalic vein and the jugular vein
the big vein and the little vein

3. As a vein, you are circulating (get it?) at a party, and some flirt walks up to you and says, "show me your tunica intima, baby!" What does he want you to show him?

The veins that carry blood from the private parts
The innermost of your three layers
The opening of the vein
The top layer of the vein

4. You are an average-sized vein, and that's OK. You wouldn't want to be one of those conceited bigger veins. And you definitely wouldn't want to be one of the two largest veins in the body. Which two veins am I talking about?

the anterior and posterior radius
the superior and inferior vena cava
the right and left carotid veins
the aorta and the aneurysm

5. How do you and the other veins (especially the ones in the legs and feet) get the blood to flow back to the heart?

The capillaries actually take the blood back to the heart
There are valves in the veins
One vein attaches to several other veins in order to share the job
The veins don't do anything. The blood goes upward by itself

6. You are a vein, and someone just called you superficial! You were upset at first, but then you remembered that "superficial" is a specific type of vein. What is a superficial vein?

A very fragile vein
A vein in the head or neck
A vein in the front of the body
A vein that's near the surface of the body

7. This may seem like an impertinent question, but - speaking as a vein: what color are you?

I am red
I am green
I am translucent
I am blue

8. You are a deep vein, which means you are located deep inside your body's calf muscle. When you woke up this morning, you realized you are blocked by a clot. This is a big problem. What problem does your human have?

DVT - (deep vein thrombosis)
Deepening Disease
Eructation Syndrome
Clotulitis

9. If your human's doctor wanted to take blood out of you, (or any of your fellow veins) in order to get information about the health of your body, what hospital staff person would be likely to get your blood?

A pharyngologist
A physiatrist
A phlebotomist
A phrenologist

10. You are a smart vein, and you paid attention in Vein School. So you know the name of the specific chamber of the heart where your deoxygenated blood will eventually arrive. Which part is it?

The left ventricle
The Purkinje fibers
The aorta
The right atrium





1. deoxygenated blood/to the heart
The body uses oxygenated blood to help the organs operate. When the organs use the oxygen, the blood is sent back to get more oxygen - and the cycle begins again. The veins carry deoxygenated blood to the heart, to be replenished.

2. the pulmonary and umbilical veins
The pulmonary vein gets oxygenated blood from the lungs, and brings it to the left atrium. The umbilical vein takes oxygenated blood from the mother's placenta and brings it to a growing baby.

3. The innermost of your three layers
The outer layer of a vein is the tunica adventitia. It is made of connective tissue. The middle layer is the tunica media, and it is made of smooth muscle. The tunica intima is a lining of endothelial cells.

4. the superior and inferior vena cava
Vena cava means "hollow veins" in Latin. The superior vena cava brings blood from the top half of the body to the right atrium of the heart. The inferior vena cava brings blood from the lower half.

5. There are valves in the veins
The valves not only push the veins up toward the heart, but when they close they prevent the blood from flowing back downward.

6. A vein that's near the surface of the body
The superficial veins don't have corresponding arteries. The deep veins are deep inside the body and are connected to arteries by a network of capillaries. The superficial veins are connected to the deep veins by communicating (or perforator) veins.

7. I am translucent
The color seen in a vein is the color of the blood inside it. That means deoxygenated blood is usually dark red, but if enough fatty tissue covers the vein, the blood appears to be blue.

8. DVT - (deep vein thrombosis)
DVT is a very serious condition. It can lead to a pulmonary embolism (a clot that goes to, and lodges in the lung. It could also lead to chronic venous insufficiency (a condition that means the veins are just not strong enough to do a complete job of returning the blood to the lungs).

9. A phlebotomist. Although the training for a phlebotomist is relatively short, it is a very valuable part of the health care team. Nurses, doctors and other members of the health care team can draw blood, but the phlebotomist is specifically trained for that task.

10. The right atrium
The heart has four main chambers: the right and left atria, and the right and left ventricles. The deoxygenated blood arrives in the right atrium, into the right ventricle and then up to the lungs to get oxygen. The newly oxygenated blood goes into the left atrium, and into the left ventricle. It is then pumped out of the heart and out into the circulatory system.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Quote of the day

 


“We cannot let Putin steal our Christmas.”

-- Mayor Klitschko (Kyiv)

R.I.P. Christine McVie (1943 - 2022)

Christine McVie

Christine McVie, the singer-songwriter behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, died Wednesday following a brief illness, according to a statement posted by her family on her verified Instagram account.

She was 79.

“On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness,” the statement reads. “She was in the company of her family.”

Illusions

 

Impossible Illusion

Impossible Illusion