Trust me, I'm a doctor!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
For many Australians, doctors, psychiatrists and assorted helping professionals have replaced priests, gurus, spiritual leaders, pastors and ministers of religion as the people to turn to for guidance in how to live in dignity and decency. Working things out for one's self is a difficult job. It has always been easier to go ask an authority figure.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Sorry, I didn't realise that last night was a Val Lewton double-bill, with Bedlam followed by Mademoiselle Fifi. I hadn't spotted the second as another Lewton classic because I'm not familiar with his non-horror films, but it was highly memorable for the scathing depiction of wealthy people, with a political subtext that has a rosy-red glow. My eye missed the Lewton link with the second movie, so I guess I'm not nearly the expert that I thought I was!
The good news is that there's another movie coming up very soon on ABC1 that was produced by the synaesthete genius Val Lewton.The Seventh Victim is on tonight, or to be correct, scheduled for broadcast very early tomorrow morning: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/seventh-victim/#/episode/ZY6511A001S00
Three Lewton films in two days! Who needs sleep?
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Some Australian doctors acting like true professionals, moral leaders, decent human beings:
I guess I'll have to stop heaping shit on the medical profession for a while.
Is it the case that the world is full of troublesome tricksters, their minds set on ridicule or deceit, or is it more the truth that you are so dimwitted and wilfully ignorant that you are a soft target and also a hazard to yourself and those that you care for?
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Monday, October 05, 2015
The Val Lewton classic film The Ghost Ship to be broadcast on ABC1 in the small hours of Thursday:
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Trust me, I'm a doctor.....
Friday, October 02, 2015
The Barry J Marshall Library at the University of Western Australia, which specializes in materials for science students, offers a total of 16 copies of a psychology textbook that explains on page 559 how "In peptic ulcers, for example, stress-produced out-pouring of peptic acid into the stomach produces an actual lesion in the stomach wall." Very scientific!