Hi there, scenario normies!
Later this yr, I’ll get my first colonoscopy. I plan to put in writing about it as a result of 1) sharing humorous tales from my life is the State of affairs Regular model, 2) butt stuff is hilarious, and three) I’ve all the time thought-about myself the Katie Couric of comedy.
However I’m getting forward of myself! My colonoscopy hasn’t even been scheduled but (taking a look at you, Kaiser Permanente). So take into account this slice of my good friend’s life as a public service announcement.
Final week, Christina and I drove one in all our buddies to the Los Angeles County USC Medical Middle to get his colonoscopy. We acquired up on the break of day as a result of, apparently, the medical career has a factor about doing procedures earlier than regular individuals get up, and I've a really juvenile factor about making puns with the phrase “crack” once we’re speaking about butt stuff. I’ve been informed to “develop up,” however so far as I do know, no person has informed the medical neighborhood to shift to bankers hours.
Anyway, site visitors was mild, so we acquired to the hospital with loads of time to spare. Our good friend checked in with the nurse, who gave him a bracelet with a barcode, in order that Christina and I might monitor his progress—identical to an Amazon package deal!
Christina tracked the “package deal,” whereas I attempted to kill time by eavesdropping on the opposite individuals within the ready room. However the eavesdropping was troublesome as a result of HIPAA privateness guidelines ain’t nothing to fuck with. Additionally, it was actually arduous to listen to within the ready room as a result of there was a girl blasting TikTok movies on her telephone at full quantity, with out headphones.
“Do you imagine this lady?” I requested Christina. “Society is doomed.”
Christina informed me to go get a espresso. That sounded good, however the signage within the hospital was horrible, so I spent the following thirty minutes on the lookout for the espresso cart.
At one level, I made a flawed flip and ended up scrubbing in on a really tough process to take away a person’s foot from his mouth. The process went nicely, however the affected person was out of community, in order that poor bastard goes to finish up paying for my boat.
On the espresso stand, I had an almond milk latte and chatted with the opposite docs about our boats and the poor out of community bastards who make these boats potential. I used to be feeling good, not simply because I used to be caffeinated however as a result of I used to be with my friends. Additionally, I look unbelievable in scrubs. Simply saying.
I used to be about to inform the opposite docs that we actually should shift to bankers hours, when my telephone buzzed. It was Christina. Our “package deal” was prepared!
“He’s accomplished,” Christina stated. “Go get the automotive.”
“However I used to be going to wash in on one other process. These boat funds aren’t gonna make themselves.”
Christina wasn’t amused, which is why her boat privileges are in jeopardy. However we gathered our issues, picked up our good friend who was excessive as fuck on Propofol, and drove him house.
A number of days later, when our good friend wasn’t excessive as fuck, I requested him if I might write about this for State of affairs Regular. As I discussed earlier than, HIPAA privateness guidelines ain’t nothing to fuck with, so permission is a should.
Our good friend gave his permission to put in writing about this episode as a result of it’s essential to boost consciousness about the necessity to get a colonoscopy. So take into account this your reminder to get a colonoscopy. It’s simple, the medicine are good, and screening for colon most cancers is an effective way to keep away from dying of colon most cancers.
That stated, this story isn’t only a public service announcement. It’s additionally a possibility for me to let you know a few little-known advantage of changing into a paid subscriber to State of affairs Regular on the founder stage.
You see, our good friend is one in all three State of affairs Regular paid subscribers who plunked down $150 to affix the founder stage. I don’t personally know the opposite two founding subscribers, however that doesn’t matter. Everybody who subscribes to the founding stage of State of affairs Regular will get the identical advantages, and people advantages now embody a experience to any medical process in Los Angeles County.
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I don’t like making enjoyable of tragedies. It’s imply spirited. Additionally, I concern the day that tragedy comes for me (it comes for everybody), and somebody laughs at my misfortune. What goes round comes round, as they are saying.
However I’m not above making enjoyable of native information protection of a tragedy. On this case, the tragedy is a lacking hiker who was final seen climbing Mount Baldy, which is definitely Mount San Antonio, as a result of right here in Los Angeles, the highest geographic options all use stage names.
Anyway, a hiker went lacking on Mount Baldy, however this hiker was an actor, which is the one career that issues in Los Angeles, in response to the native information.
As of this writing, the hiker remains to be lacking. I hope he’s OK. I additionally hope that he’s in a position to promote the life rights to his ordeal, connect himself as a producer, and play himself within the film, except they will get George Clooney, The Rock, or a Steve McQueen hologram.
Final Wednesday, I requested you which former President wears the faux mustache greatest?
As a result of I needed to be scientific, and since this shit is political, I believed a ballot can be a good suggestion. Sadly, solely about 3 p.c of State of affairs Regular readers voted within the ballot. That sort of turnout is dangerous for democracy, however the demise of democracy is sweet for comedy, at the least within the short-run, so perhaps this was a win?
What I do know is that Obama gained, however his mustachioed victory wasn’t with out controversy.
“Your readers are clearly voting for his or her favourite President, fairly than which President appears to be like good in a mustache,” Anne Kadet wrote within the feedback.
I wasn’t positive if that was true, nevertheless it felt true, and when one thing feels true, seasoned political reporters are obligated to share their takes, even when they don’t have any details or information to again up their doubtful claims.
In keeping with Anne, George W. Bush gained the faux mustache contest “by a mile.” I are inclined to agree with Anne. Dubya wears it nicely, most likely as a result of the faux mustache is identical fashion worn by cartoonish villains, and Dubya has numerous expertise taking part in these sorts of roles in such classics as Mission Completed, Smoke ‘Em Out, the sequel, Smoke ‘Em Out 2: Nonetheless Smoking in Mesopotamia, and Heck of Job, Brownie.
However right here’s the factor. America democracy is extra difficult than surgically eradicating a foot from the affected person’s mouth. The particular person with essentially the most votes isn’t essentially the winner. So regardless of incomes essentially the most votes, Obama misplaced within the Mustache Electoral School, which meets each 4 years to twirl its villainous mustache on the plebeians who assume they've the facility to choose their facial hair leaders.
Sadly for Anne and me, George W. Bush misplaced too. His faux mustache was superb, however that opinion was solely held by the media elite, who sang his praises and mocked anybody who backed a special candidate. Anne and I most likely have some soul looking to do after this thumping, however as an alternative I feel we’re going to put in writing numerous assume items about how everybody else is flawed and we’re proper. Subscriptions to each of our publications are anticipated to skyrocket!
So, who gained this faux mustache vote?
Nicely, it wasn’t the George H.W. Bush, who had the second most votes. It wasn’t Invoice Clinton, who triangulated himself right into a fourth place end. And it definitely wasn’t Donald Trump, who clearly misplaced.
Nope, the winner was Joe Biden. True, Joe Biden is just too rattling outdated to be fucking round within the faux mustache sweepstakes, and he wasn’t technically on the poll as a result of everybody agreed forward of time that he shouldn’t even take into consideration sporting a faux mustache. However none of that issues. The winner is Joe Biden and the mustache no person needed.
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You realize the drill. I've questions. You could have solutions.
Any colonoscopy recommendation for me?
What’s the cope with individuals who blast the audio on their telephones at full quantity in public? Are they unaware that headphones exist? Are they harbingers of society’s demise? Or, are they only assholes?
Should you went lacking on a hike, however then you definately have been discovered, and also you bought the life rights to your story, who would play you, assuming George Clooney, The Rock, and a Steve McQueen hologram are unavailable?
Had been you disenchanted within the consequence of the Presidential mustache ballot?
Are you contemplating authorized motion in opposition to State of affairs Regular within the wake of Mustache-Gate 2023?