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On the road again…

Like many, I’m heading out of state today to visit family and friends and celebrate the season. Just like the last time I took a vacation, because my Internet access will be sporadic, I’ve scheduled some new material to appear over the next couple of days, but for the most part while I’m gone I’ve scheduled the reposting of a bunch of material from the old blog, this being the perfect excuse to move it over to the new.

However, blogging being what it is, an obsessive activity, time and Internet connection allowing, I’ll almost certainly find an excuse to post a bit of new material to save you from nothing but repeats. However, I do plan on not going overboard, the better to recharge my blogging batteries to start 2007 tanned, rested, and ready. (OK, not tanned. I won’t be going any place where I could get a tan.) Besides, traffic fell precipitously last year between Christmas and New Years, anyway. I don’t know if it will be the same now that I’ve moved to ScienceBlogs, but people just seem to have a lot better things to do during this time of the year than spend a lot of time reading blogs. Things should be starting to get back to normal by the weekend of New Years Day and will definitely be back to normal by January 2.

Happy Holidays, all, and enjoy some Classic (and not-so-Classic) Insolence. I will check in once every day or two, depending on Internet access, to see what everyone’s up to. Play nice while I’m away…

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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