Life Lessons from Princess Bride (#2)

#2 of 5. The movie — released 31 years ago today — was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2016, being deemed as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

Follow the Directions

Of course if that doesn’t work review the earlier meme, This Gives Me a Headache.

I’ll Drink to That

Why three? Because the doc said not to do doubles anymore.

Eat More Veg

Let’s not talk about the time I burned my mouth because I couldn’t wait for the pie to cool.

On-the-Job Hazards

Of course, we can usually tell more stories about them than they can about us. Remember that, doc!

Flu Shots

Heck: now I’m stocked up for years to come! Thanks, Walgreens!

Is Your Eye Twitching Yet?

Who doesn’t (to some degree) would be a much smaller list.

This Gives Me a Headache

It’s true: Bayer didn’t invent Heroin (generic name: diamorphine), but Bayer chemist Felix Hoffman perfected its manufacture. The head of Bayer’s research department reputedly coined the name Heroin, based on the German heroisch (“heroic, strong”). Hoffman wasn’t trying to make an opiate: he was actually trying to make synthetic cocaine out of morphine. Yeah, really. Heroin … See the Meme

Culture Wars

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” –Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 (1953).

What’s the Worst Thing

Trust me: you don’t want to know — and it’s the most insensitive and obliviotic question you could ask an emergency responder.