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Your Friday Dose of Woo: An update

It’s Sunday, which makes it a perfect time for a little blog housekeeping, especially about a feature that used to appear regularly on Fridays.

As you may recall, after the death of Echo I put Your Friday Dose of Woo on hiatus for a while because I just couldn’t get myself into the appropriately light-hearted and silly frame of mind. Time has passed, and, although things will never be the same, a semblance of normalcy has (somewhat) returned. The loss still hurts–a lot–but my wife and I are slowly and reluctantly adapting. (We did finally share that third ear of corn, by the way; I don’t recall if I ever mentioned that.)

In the five weeks since I put YFDoW on hiatus, though, I’ve discovered one thing. I actually rather like the freedom to be able to write about whatever I feel like on Fridays. Looking back, I think YFDoW had become a bit of a straightjacket that I had come to feel obligated to do because it was expected and readers generally liked it, rather than because I wanted to do it anymore. Thursday nights would roll around, and I’d sometimes plow through the Folder of Woo only to find nothing much that really got me fired up. I think it was starting to show, too. Sometimes, something big would happen related to my favorite topics to blog about, and I’d have to delay writing about it. Now that I’ve given YFDoW up for a while, though, I actually rather miss doing the feature, which is why the time is coming when I’ll almost certainly resurrect it in some form or another.

What I think I’ll probably do is to bring the feature back sometime after Labor Day. However, it will no longer be a weekly feature. Instead, I’ll only do an installment when some truly YFDoW-worthy bit of silliness comes to my attention. It may be once every other week; it may be once a month; it may be once a week. It all depends on the woo frequency of any given time. Of course, by sending me your best woo, you can potentially increase the frequency that I do the feature.

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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