Mimsy Were the Borogoves

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A little groping might save your life?

Jerry Stratton, November 17, 2010

I was pleasantly surprised to see Isaac Z. Schlueter’s account of opting out of the new x-ray machines, because he did pretty much exactly what I plan on doing next week: bring a printout of the UCSF letter and politely opt-out in “favor” of the groping; groping happens once, cancer is forever.

Like Isaac, I expect ahead of time that I’ll just give in and put up with it. It’s amazing what kind of crap we’ll put up with to avoid minor embarrassments. Hopefully, my courage won’t come from a 5 hour delay.

I’m also looking forward to making the same trip next summer by way of a nice leisurely drive across the United States in a very comfortable sedan. If I can’t fly with dignity, I can definitely drive in style.

  1. <- Death-page 2000
  2. American supervolcano ->