Recent Reviews for Jerry Aragon Ph.D (Phunny humor Doctor)
Possible Groundwater Contamination! (SCARY) (Article) - 6/17/2013 5:15:29 AM|
You didn't describe what causes the suspicion about jet fuel and nuclear radiation contamination of Albuquerque groundwater. I would be interested in that.
The United States has a serious freshwater problem. Not only are surface waters threatened by chemicals and other pollution, underground aquifers are threatened by fracking and mining. Cleanup is a whole lot harder than preventing contamination in the first place.
When I worked for GTE Lenkurt in 1968, they had opened a branch plant in a place called, Albuquerque. All of the guys at our San Carlos, California plant lived in fear of being transferred to the Gulag Archipelago because they had established homes and families in the San Francisco Bay Area and didn't want to pull up stakes for the mountain desert.
The good news is that GTE shut down that plant a few years later. The bad news is they also shut down Lenkurt. ;-)
STROKE; A Cell Phone Saved My Life (Article) - 6/8/2013 7:06:00 AM
It's a good thing there was a doctor in the house! I believe this is just a warning because you said it won't hit you until 2912. ;-)
I have dysreflexia (sweating and temporary high blood pressure) that only people with high-level spinal cord injury get. There is a danger of heart attack and stroke. There is also some history of stroke my mother's side. I get these episodes as much as twenty times a day, but never have had a stroke that I know of, yet.
I can't use a cell phone and don't have one. I may get a medical alert like my mother (she used last week when she fell), but I dislike having anything on my body hanging around and in the way.
I'm very glad your recovery is progressing rapidly and you are able to get punny with us again.
A doctor in the outhouse.
STROKE; A Cell Phone Saved My Life (Article) - 6/7/2013 9:56:57 PM
Hi Jerry . Your article was scarey yet informative. I'm glad that you made it alright.It provides info to help others who might expierence similar happenings.
I've had some small TIAs and I could't move either. They happened at night when I was in bed when my husband was alive. He heard me making weird noises and shook me and some how got me out of them. I was seeing funny things and was confused.
I have been taking Plavix since then ... On April 29,2013 about 2pm. I had one and my kids found me passed out on the front porch. They called 911 and I was taken to the hospital. I don't remember any of it. I'm ok now. I had skipped some of my plavix as I was trying to save money.. I will not do that ever again!!! Expierence is a good teacher! I have a monitor by my bed and my son has one in his room so he can hear me if I need him. The cell phone is a good idea. I have a regular phone on the night stand beside my bed now. Hopefully I will not need to try to use it. I have discovered there is a history of strokes in my family tree. Blessings to you. M
American's Live In a SICK, SICK Society (Article) - 6/1/2013 9:13:28 AM
My father had an illegal sawed-off shotgun for protection in the bedroom closet. When cousins came over, we managed to drag it out and play with it a few times. There are entirely too many guns in the homes. While I agree it doesn't take a gun to kill someone, if a gun is handy, it is often used to kill accidentally an unsuspecting child, my cousin's son (a suicide at 25), a spouse during an argument, a burglar, not interested in violence, only to steal property, or a neighbor over a fence dispute.
Like you said, the vast majority of people are nonviolent and friendly, as well as cooperative and caring––like so many in the crowds at the recent Boston bombing.
As far as your fear of going to public events. I think that you may feel that something you've written has made people angry with you, or you're just getting a little bit of dementia as you age (like my grandmother, and uncle) making you paranoid. ;-)
Business Strategy; Bill Gates Had a Good Idea (Article) - 5/21/2013 5:25:01 AM
As usual, you are right. May I add a few things to your commentary.
You have to wonder how many fabulous novels ended up in the trash or died with the author. I'm so glad that the era of paper publishing is over. Like YouTube videos going viral, good novels on the Internet should be able to go viral as well. All it takes is for the social networks to pick them up. We will no longer need Oprah Winfrey to tell us that there's another good book. Unfortunately, the Internet will be clogged with poor novels and poor writing but that's the price we have to pay when the only writing education young people get will be how to text.
Rowling as a gift you failed to mention. She is a fantastic illustrator. I think it was the illustrations along with her words that caught the attention of her publishers. My first impression, in second grade, was Dr. Seuss's writings, and more importantly, his wild and crazy illustrations.
Bill Gates is self educated, curious, and constantly learning. He didn't need schooling to learn. As for getting rich, he also had a contract with Apple to write their software. By licensing all the software, commandeering the market for DOS (the disc operating system software that he and Microsoft created), and constantly creating upgrades that cost a little bit more, the money kept flowing in until everybody at Microsoft was fabulously rich––a great business model. I have 20-year-old Claris software (Apple's response to Bill Gates's monopoly) that still works beautifully, very fast, and is simple to operate. However, Americans are always looking for the next, latest thing, something both Apple and Microsoft have used to their advantage.
Hear, See and Read No Evil (Article) - 3/22/2013 7:55:21 AM
You are absolutely right. I have read two of the articles and learned absolutely nothing. I have read a number of authors here. A couple of books (very good), a few articles (only good ones by a couple of writers), and many poems (mostly junk). It is mostly a big waste of time taken away from my writing. From my stats and stats from my own website, I'm getting plenty of readers and some recognition. By reading here on AD, I'm finding that I'm gathering fans left and right. It seems that all these souls are hoping that someone will read their junk and when I do and leave an encouraging word––most of the time––I become their lifelong friend. Isn't that wonderful?
Keep up the humor… I'll try to laugh.
Shouldn't Hemorrhoids Be Called Asteroids? (Article) - 3/21/2013 2:31:52 AM
Lots of good info in this timely write. Hopefully it will help some who have a similar problem if they will take the time to buy and use it. I have never heard of Volcanic Oil, but truely beieve in some of the old time remedies....M
Shouldn't Hemorrhoids Be Called Asteroids? (Article) - 3/17/2013 6:58:09 AM
After being “banded” (a rubber band around the suckers to cut off the blood supply and cause them to die) about eight times by a big blonde Hilda the Hun––actually quite nice while she was doing the wrapping and several other ladies in the room were admiring my behind, I was cured of the “roids."
I have never heard of Volcanic Oil, but I'll look it up on Google to see if you're just pulling my leg––right left or middle I don't care. I might find some use for it. In our family it was “Grandma's Salve.” Although my grandfather made it from deer tallow, herbs and other fine ingredients. It cured just about everything, and probably was pretty good for hemorrhoids. The best part was that it was free because it was homemade.
My helpers about to prepare a concoction of baked pineapple juice (you bake the pineapple first, and then squeeze the juice out of it) and alum that is supposed to dissolve kidney stones. It seemed to do the job back when I had stones in both kidneys around 2004. My lithotripsy doctor wondered why after only one $7000 treatment he couldn't get any more money because they were gone––poor soul.
Keep up the good work, I love punny stuff.
Growing Older While Looking Younger (Article) - 1/23/2013 4:31:48 PM
Thanks for sharing..Very Inspirational and Aspiring
To Be NORMAL Is Highly Over-rated (Article) - 10/8/2012 11:27:54 PM
Being highly over rated can have its pros and cons. Personally I think it's better to be middle of the road...M
GIVING THANKS: Count Your Blessings Everyday! (Article) - 10/8/2012 11:24:15 PM
Yes, many should give thanks that we live in the U.S. At least we have frrdom to worship , speak , and work . ect ect. i hope you are feeling better by now. I take plavix every other day , so I won't have any more TIAs...M
Are We Suffering From Terminal Seriousness? Joke/Week (Article) - 9/18/2012 12:48:22 AM
Very nice to read jokes that are not dirty. Thank you for this collection.
Do you know Isaac Asimov's short story about the unexpected origin and purpose of all jokes? The story is called Jokester. It can be found in several anthologies and maybe on the Internet.
Author of Gem's story - a spiritual journey
THANKSGIVING Is Everyday When You Have Your Health (Article) - 9/17/2012 11:33:57 PM
Nice to see you're taking care of your health so well. You must be a source of inspiration for many people. Thanks for all the good advice in your article.
author of Gem's story - a spiritual journey
What Do Halloween/Creativity Have In Common? (Article) - 9/4/2012 11:20:38 PM
You are right, Taking chances can be scary at times, but if one doesn't try, they might never get ahead in life...M
CONSTIPATION; Saying Hello to a Costly Enema (Article) - 9/4/2012 11:16:46 PM
Hi Jerry , I am so sorry this happened to you ! It must have been a very scarey situation and you are lucky the good Lord was watching over you... I have had some Tia's . I could not move or speak for a few minutes. I now take plavix qod. Blessings to you...M
So Your Parents Don't Love You? (Article) - 7/10/2012 7:14:53 AM
One thing that will help is to look at your parent's parents. Some people lose the ability to love in an effort to protect themselves. Don't love, don't get hurt anymore.
The First Black-American U.S. President! (Article) - 5/22/2012 2:08:53 AM
I think many of us had such high expectations when Obama was elected. He inherited a big mess and tried to do something about it.
I think our nation is still in a very bad place and at the time I do not forsee a very bright future for many of us. Sadly the poor keep getting poorer as the rich reap in the cash.His color should not be an issue at all. I see him as a man trying the best he can to help our country,and I notice many short falls in his administration. The bickering in Congress certainly does not help our situation at all! I think they have lost touch with Americana and why they are there...It was a good write up and I hope perhaps you will do another one soon. It would be interesting to note your prospective now as compared to 2009....M
Golden Years; OLD AGE is NOT for SISSY'S; (Article) - 5/19/2012 2:08:09 PM
Enjoyed this write! We are still searching for our golden years , and unfortunately have NOT found them yet! I sometimes wonder if we ever will. I wrote about them last year.. STILL SEARCHING and things are getting worse , not better. There is too much governomics and cut this and slash that !!!!...Life goes on and so do we all, trying to do the best we can!!!!!.........M
ATTENTION-GETTERS! firstname.lastname@example.org (Article) - 5/19/2012 1:42:40 PM
I was laughing so much as I read this trip into humor that can lighten ones soul! WELL SAID , AND BRAVO !!!! You sure can come up with some unique ideas...........M
Solar Eclipse Over Albuquerque, New Mexico (Article) - 5/19/2012 1:38:54 PM
Great information Jerry. I have never been past Alabama going west except for the time I flew to Cleveland enroute to Vermont. Your cities surrounding area sounds beautiful and I could visulize what you were talking about. The write up about the Solar eclipse in very good and I hope many will heed the warnings of not looking directly at parts of the event. Thanks for sharing....M
SEVEN Medical Procedures You Don't Need (Article) - 5/10/2012 1:28:36 PM
I concur - Enough already
National Football League; A DISGRACE! (Article) - 4/12/2012 2:40:20 AM
Enjoyed the write up Jerry . I agree that many get paid way too much ! I don't think many are worth the money they get regardless of how good they are. Salary caps should be set and utilized for the players. Some of the new decisions are good! I think the players themselves should be held more accountable for the injuries they incurr on others, especially if they are really intended to hurt or maime some one. I love football and will still continue to watch the games. We are Miami Dolphin fans. I sure hope they will have a better team this year! As for Payton , I think he should have retired!....M
How's Your Memory? (Alzheimer's/Dementia) (Article) - 3/16/2012 3:25:26 PM
Now days Alzheimers can even strike younger people. It seemsdto know no age limit. Some times it's inherited as in my family. I personally think that the ferlilizers used in the soil, pesticides, food preseritives,growth hormones metal and alumium cans have an affect on us. We all eat fruits / vegetables grown from some where and who knows what has been added to them. Our water could be contaimnated ect ect. I was a nurse many years and saw the devastation the illness can cause in a person and family. I helped care for my grandfater when I was 15 and saw him slowly decline and die.. The article you wrote is heartbreaking , but a part of real life . Cudos for you!....M