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This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I need celebrities. Well, one actually. We’re looking for four celebrity judges for the MedSoc Christmas Full Monty event . We already have three (I don’t actually know who). These will be responsible for choosing their favourite strip team. There are first year girls vs second year girls, and first year boys vs second year boys…Four teams, apparently going all the way. Just in case you’re worrying, I will be remaining fully clothed throughout the proceedings…I don’t think people need to be subjected to the harrowing image of me naked in public. Oh, it for charity too.

In other news, this melodic rock – Whalter – band aren’t bad (but not brilliant, either). You’ll notice on their website that they’ve just been in our union (The Rocket), which is nice. Unfortunately, I wasn’t there at the same time as them.

There are at least two anecdotes (one that makes me angry, one that made me almost wet myself with laughter) that I can’t, because of patient confidentiality. I think this will be one of THE most depressing things about being a doctor, having gazillions of fantastic stories that you can’t tell anyone 🙁

The desk I was sat at today for this morning’s lecture had “Wank Stain” written on it. Just thought that was pretty random.

And here’s a depressing closing thought…Amoung all the students at Durham University, we’re in a total of over £100,000,000 of debt. Great.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 40th post was filed under: University.

Some recently published posts

Reflecting on my first ten years as a doctor / June 2019, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / June 2019, 6 minutes long

Californian taxis, gun ownership and democracy / May 2019, 9 minutes long

The assassination of JFK / May 2019, 6 minutes long

Crossing the US-Mexico border / May 2019, 10 minutes long

Some random old posts

Austin has died / November 2005, Less than a minute long

The new terror alert system in full / July 2006, 3 minutes long

Floods are punishment for gay marriage legislation / July 2007, 3 minutes long

Alastair Campbell and ‘screwing up’ / June 2007, 4 minutes long

BBC News parody / September 2005, Less than a minute long

Media barred from Royal wedding / March 2005, Less than a minute long


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