Monthly Archives: May 2014

Library Search Produces Unexpected LOLs

Innocently searching my local library catalogue for Lucius Apuleius’s The Golden Ass resulted in this:

Season three of Hung – a TV show about a gigolo!

Okay, so I can’t technically fault the search as that ass is probably golden. I was pretty much asking for trouble with that search phrase.

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The Uniformed Media Obsession with the Increased Use of Anti-depressants | 5 Mythbusting Facts

Daily Mail: As happy pill prescriptions top 50million, even GP admits: We hand out too many antidepressants
In the past few weeks I’ve seen article after article printed in newspapers shouting loud on the subject of anti-depressants. Doctors are over-prescribing them, they say. Doling them out like sweets to those that don’t need them, they claim.

Misleading statistics strike again.

Mythbuster #1: You don’t have to be depressed to take an anti-depressant. One drug can be used to treat more than one type of ailment. However, whatever it’s commonly used to treat, is what it becomes associated with. You say Prozac (Fluoxetine), we think anti-depressant. Did you know it’s also a treatment for bulimia and obsessive compulsive disorder?

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The Tinderbox by Joan Cameron

The Tinder Box (Well loved tales grade 1)
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Reading this shortened children’s edition once again along with the full version in The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. The only real difference is the violence. Here, the old witch is ‘killed’ by the soldier with his sword, the soldier is imprisoned for periodically kidnapping the sleeping princess each night before summoning the three dogs for help who scare the king’s men into fleeing, and the king and queen are ‘seized’ by the dogs who then run away with them, the royals never to be seen again. Whereas in the full version, the witch is beheaded by the soldier with his sword, he’s about to be hanged before summoning help, and the King and Queen – along with the judge and all the council members – are tossed many feet into the air by the dogs, dying when all of their bones are broken upon landing.

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Monthly Round-Up: April 2014

BBC's In The Flesh

Happy Zombie Awareness Month!

The BBC has a great sense of timing by showing the second season of In The Flesh now.

May, in the US, is also Mental Health Awareness Month and National Masturbation Month!

Here’s what I posted last month:

OPINIONS

REVIEWS

Z-MISCELLANEOUS

[order of popularity]

Thank you for reading!