Friday, March 2, 2012

Surgery and Really Offensive Television Shows

While you may think I'm talking about Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, or Toddlers and Tiaras, I'm actually talking about two TV shows each called "American Diggers" (Spike TV) and "Diggers" (National Geographic).  As a student of Anthropology, these shows are an offensive to the entire academic field.  These shows glorify looting and there are people dumb enough to emulate what they see.  That's the part that scares me.  How much archaeological, historical, and cultural information will be disturbed, destroyed, and sold for profit?  At the end of my post, I have two links, each a petition against each show.  I encourage you to please sign these petitions.  

In addition to finding about these TV shows today, I also had a doctor's appointment this morning for my knees.  I've had really bad knees ever since high school and I've even been to an orthopedic doctor two years ago, but I only got physical therapy then.  Two years later, they still hurt and I want to see what's wrong.  After some x-rays, the doctor tells me my knee caps are weird.  He sounded much more eloquent when he said it, but that's the gist of what he said.  That and my cartilage. He recommended an MRI to get a better look at what's going on in my knees and then go from there.  Depending on what he sees, I might have to get surgery, which would suck.  I'll keep everyone updated so no worries.  

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