weird usa

What I want for Eurovision 2017
  • That new stupid voting system needs to die.
  • No more ballads.
  • More weird songs
  • Really, no more ballads.
  • Australia needs to calm down and send a weird singer with a weird song.
  • No, USA, you can’t participate
  • More songs in different languages. English songs are fine, but I want to hear all the beautiful languages we have.
  • Seriously, if a country sings a ballad they are not allowed to participate the next year.
  • Weird hosts.
  • More fire.

Consider this. A peaceful alien species makes contact with humanity. Everybody is excited. All world leaders are gathered for the meeting and everything goes well. Well almost everything,several countries like Saudi Arabia are outright ignored by the aliens. Most assume that it is due to the horrible human rights violations so while uncomfortable at a possible diplomatic accident they  still roll with it. And then comes USA’s turn and the alien react in a very unusual way:

Alien: May we meet with the representative of the USA

UN Diplomat: Ehh this is the representative of the USA. President Donald Trump

Alien: Our research indicated that this is not the representative of the USA. Please bring her to us

It turns out that core of the alien species ideology is democracy and they don’t acknowledge the  version of American democracy. To them there is nothing more important then the will of the people. So dictatorships get outright ignored and as for America….well to them it’s obvious. The chosen representative of the people is Hillary Clinton who has won by millions of votes and they acknowledge only her

The Georgia Guidestones

The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A set of 10 guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

In June 1979, a man using the self-confessed pseudonym Robert C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing company on behalf of “a small group of loyal Americans”, and commissioned the structure. Christian explained that the stones would function as a compass, calendar and clock, and should be capable of withstanding catastrophic events. When arranging payment, Christian explained that he represented a group which had been planning the Guidestones for 20 years, and which intended to remain anonymous

A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages. 


  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.


Who were these “loyal Americans”? 

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Johnson 1941 Light Machine Gun

Manufactured by Cranston Arms in Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1941. SN 1522.
30-rounds .30-06 side-mounted magazine, it also features a bipod and a dope front sight.
From the town that gave you eldritch abominations, the weapon to fight them with.

Sausage : James D. Julia Inc.

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how to delete someone else’s news article

1870s: A pile of American Bison skulls, waiting to be ground up for fertilizer. More than 50 million Bisons were killed by the invading Europeans, both for fertilizer and due to the fact that they were a main food source for the Native Americans. Killing them arguably aided in the genocide and slaughter of the indigenous people.

Beets me! Less than three hundred years ago in rural Idaho a group of explorers discovered a flock of wild clydsdales living on a radish farm after the owners had mysteriously disappeared. Several days later never-before-seen plants started sprouting from the large mounds of horse feces that later were shown to contain a bitter root, which the new owners of the farm named horseradishes.

On medical prescriptions

Hello nerds, get ready for science.

So! A while ago @superrisu and I had a fun little chat that ended up on her making a cool comic, and some of you were quick to translate the dissing prescription into scientific language; 

And while a good old “qam po prn” shows that you guys are nerds and I totally approve of nerdiness, a select few are being rude about it, so I feel I should explain some things about medical practice.

First of all, here goes the prescription:

Let’s go through some important things.

1. Context:

First thing I want you guys to know is: context dictates a lot, including how we prescribe. If the patient is in a hospital, then their medication is going to be given to them by a nurse. A nurse is a qualified, well trained healthcare professional. You can and should tell a nurse to administer a drug “po qam prn”. Likewise, technical language is the only language expected when you’re writing patient files.

But when a patient comes to your clinic, then they’re going to go home after, and they’re gonna take the drug by themselves. The prescriptions, then, are instructions meant to be read (and understood) by the patients.

2. Location:

If you are an european then that kind of prescription isn’t too unfamiliar to you; If you are an American, have a sit and listen up.

This is a prescription in the UK:

This is a prescription in Spain:

And this, by contrast, is a medical prescription in the USA:


Now, I may be wrong here, and american physicians, feel free to correct me - those are just the first images that google gave me and they might in fact be hospital prescriptions - but the key difference is how much more technical the American prescription is. 

Angela and Moira are both European.

The American school of medicine is, as a general rule, different from… well, all the rest of the world really. The European/Latin American/Asian model of medicine - the one I was taught in - promotes primary care, family medicine and a patient-centered approach, in which we learn the patient should understand everything that’s going on with them, including the prescription.

tl;dr: doctors are usually taught that they should adapt to the patient and not the other way round. 

The USA is weird. I don’t know what is going on with the USA. American doctors in the OW fandom please pitch in here because I’m clueless on how you prescribe.

3. What this means, effectively:

This is how my prescriptions usually look:

I hope my handwriting is appropriately ugly 

An example would be like this:

Notice, then, that part of the prescription is for the pharmacist - drug name, dosage, how many pills. But how to take the pill is for the patient

Patients are not required to have medical knowledge.

Indeed, it is the physician’s job to make information accessible to their patients, not the other way round! If I write “po qam prn” in my prescription, I can assume a large amount of my patients won’t understand that - I have to know medical jargon, not them - and so I don’t. I make it as easy as possible for the patient.

In fact, sometimes my prescriptions look like this:

Why? Because some patients are dyslexic, or illiterate, or have trouble reading, and we want the patient to understand and take part on their treatment, and so we should adapt our prescriptions and our language to them.

The patient shouldn’t be the one googling what “po” means. We should be the ones drawing mouths on their prescriptions, if necessary.

“But Buttons, this is Angela prescribing to Moira, don’t they both know jargon?”

Yes, my darlings, and that, more than just the dick prescription, is the subtlest part of the diss: because Angela does not recognize Moira as healthcare provider, she writes to her a prescription the same way she would write to someone with no medical knowledge.

tl;dr:

- Dunno how americans prescribe but as far as I know, in europe and the rest of the world, no one uses “po qam prn” on a paper intended to instruct the patient, because we don’t expect the patient to know medical jargon

-  don’t be rude to artists wtf guys can’t believe I have to say this 

- most artists do their research before doing stuff have faith

thanks for reading my dick prescription discourse I guess 

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