Archive for January 8th, 2004

Melts in Your Mind, Not in Your Mouth

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Dr. Doug Farrago, of Auburn, Maine, holds one of the posters made from
the cover of his medical humor magazine,the Placebo Journal, at his home on Nov. 19, 2003.
The family practise doctor says the medical humor magazine offers chuckles
for weary physicians battling the medical axis of evil: drug companies,
HMOs and medical malpractise insurers.

Hey, was this guy one of Rush’s doctors?

from the AP

Man Gets Free Cable – Sues For Family’s Obesity

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Cable TV made a West Bend man addicted to TV, caused his wife to be
overweight and his kids to be lazy, he says. And he’s suing the cable
company for failing to shut his service off when he cancelled.

Timothy Dumouchel of West Bend wants $5,000 or three computers, and a
lifetime supply of free Internet service from Charter Communications
to settle what he says will be a small claims suit.

According to the report, Dumouchel told Charter employees he plans to
sue because his cable connection remained intact four years after he
tried to get it canceled. The result was that he and his family got
free cable from August of 1999 to Dec. 23, 2003.

"I believe that the reason I smoke and drink every day and my wife is
overweight is because we watched TV every day for the last four years,”
Dumouchel stated in a written complaint against the company, included
in a Fond du Lac police report.

from the Fon
Du Lac Reporter