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A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.
It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.
Yo I better not find out this isn’t true on Snopes.
Oh shit I just checked Snopes and it isn’t there so I guess it’s true!
(Filing away for next time I split my head open)
Henry suggested that slash addresses some of the social forces which block intimacy between men:
“When I try to explain slash to non-fans, I often reference that moment in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan where Spock is dying and Kirk stands there, a wall of glass separating the two longtime buddies. Both of them are reaching out towards each other, their hands pressed hard against the glass, trying to establish physical contact. They both have so much they want to say and so little time to say it. Spock calls Kirk his friend, the fullest expression of their feelings anywhere in the series. Almost everyone who watches that scene feels the passion the two men share, the hunger for something more than what they are allowed. And, I tell my nonfan listeners, slash is what happens when you take away the glass. The glass, for me, is often more social than physical; the glass represents those aspects of traditional masculinity which prevent emotional expressiveness or physical intimacy between men, which block the possibility of true male friendship. Slash is what happens when you take away those barriers and imagine what a new kind of male friendship might look like. One of the most exciting things about slash is that it teaches us how to recognize the signs of emotional caring beneath all the masks by which traditional male culture seeks to repress or hide those feelings.” — Henry Jenkins, “Confessions of a Male Slash Fan,” SBF 1, May 1993
To help my fellow Trekkies keep awake as the STXII teaser looms just two hours away, try blasting this! An old favorite, guaranteed to please. ;D
See, people always question my love of Ke$ha. I don’t see how you could possibly not love her.
Well. This sure explains a lot. In a three part interview over at The Comics Journal to promote his new DC book, former DC president Paul Levitz is giving some very interesting soundbites. Levitz who ran DC as president and publisher from 2002 until last year and was instrumental in making the direct market DC’s main distribution channel, shares his thoughts on girls and superheroes. And they are a little distressing.
Experiments are Fun by Sash-kash
this is just perfect.
this is an all time favourite ……
Spot the difference…
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