Sunday 15 September 2019

SUPPLEMENT: The FUN WITH IMPEACHMENT Collection

WORDPLAY POST #186 
A REPRISE of wordplay and head-shaking by Giorgio Coniglio from May, 2018 and subsequently. Plus a couple supplements with important facts and concepts that you might previously have missed. 
 
This review of past postings was incited by today's news (September 24, 2019), relating that we are squarely in the midst of another unfolding impeachment drama. 

But we all need to have a bit of fun, so here's the material to review. Click on the links, and cluck to your heart's content... 



FUN WITH IMPEACHMENT  (post #116), May 15, 2018

MORE FUN WITH IMPEACHMENT (post #118), May 25, 2018

STILL MORE FUN WITH IMPEACHMENT (post #122), June 10, 2018



HAVE FUN!




INTERACTIVE SUPPLEMENT

Q: In what American towns, anagramatically, can we find H.C.'s 'deplorables'?
A: There are a number of states in which they are found in smaller towns and cities. Some of these are shown in the following map: 






  If you have enjoyed these verses on the theme of American political satire, you might like to proceed to view other items in our collection including:
- 'a brief saga: Mar-a-Lago'
- 'political palindromes A through P' (click HERE to start).
There are also some parody-song lyrics posted in 2019 and 2020, that you might like, including: 
- 'The Ballad of Giuliani', part I and part II.



Tuesday 10 September 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The Americas #2

WORDPLAY post #183
This post is a continuation of #179, Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1.
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr.G.H., 2018. 
WORDPLAY LINK: The panels showing palindromic phrases derived from geography of the Americas were originally displayed on Wordplay posts on this blog during the interval from May through September 2018. Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of post #179

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, as well as other types of song on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent postIn addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- see the bottom of post #179, for these links as well.











Want more palindromic fun? Click HERE to proceed to collages 25 through 36 . 








For hotlinks, check out the blogpost "Hotlinks: More than One Thousand Palindromes", or see below...

Magical Advanced Palindromes (post #9)   
Palindromic Political Blurts by Ed the Derailed Liar (post #11) 
Satan and His Devilish Palindromes (post #12)
Prudery and Denial (post #13)
Romance, Lust and Prurience (post #14)
Canalindromes: A Bidirectional Trip through the Panama Canal (post #15)
A Review: Composing Your Own Palindromes (post #19)
Beyond Classic Repertoire: GOOFY VARIANTS post#20post#29post#40
Using Palindromes for Spelling: True, false and Uncertain (post #42)   
Geographic Palindromes from the New World (post #65) 
Geographic Palindromes from the Old World (post #68) 
The Meaning of Life as Revealed In Palindromes: Definitions and Examples (post #109)
The Culinary World Explored with Palindromes (post #114)



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Thursday 5 September 2019

Hematologist's Monologue: TO CLOT, OR NOT TO CLOT


WORDPLAY post #184


SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, July 2019. Thoughts about blood-clotting disorders and their treatment have been incited by current health issues affecting family and friends. 
Many of today's verses are also under review at OEDILF.com, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks.  Links to other medically-related posts here at "Edifying Nonsense" are given at the bottom of this post.



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:





CURRENT CONTENTS
Coagulation disorders (executive summary)
The coagulation cascade
Deep vein thrombosis (Virchow's triad)
Pulmonary embolism
Anti-coagulants




DETAILED STATEMENT






Authors' Note: The most common complication of internal bleeding in hemophilic patients is hemarthrosis, bleeding into joints, that may be unprovoked, yet result in significant disability.
Earlier versions of replacement therapy to provide for missing blood proteins with human blood-bank products has been discussed previously. Current treatment involves a genetically engineered  material derived from hamster cells, superior in not provoking antibodies that limit its effectiveness.  


Learn more about hemophilia and its current treatment with hamster-derived biosynthetic proteins at Wikipedia.







Authors' Note:

stasis: an absence of flow, or markedly reduced flow

deep venous thrombosis (DVT): a condition in which clots form in the deep veins, usually of the calves; the disorder often produces symptoms, but may be silent

The above verse conjures studies of factors in causation of DVT more than a century ago by Rudolf Virchow (FEER-koh), the famed German pathologist, that eventually resulted in the concept 'Virchow's triad'. The modern triad includes the elements of venous stasis, increased coagulability of the blood, and damage to the local endothelium (lining of the blood vessels).

 














OVERLAPPING THEMES




Here's a LIST OF LINKS to collections of intriguing poems (over 160 of these!) on medical/dental topics that can now be found on various posts. 


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