The New Kryptonite

Kryptonite

That’s right, Vicks VapoRub will do to toenail fungus what kryptonite does to the Man of Steel. What Will Muschamp does to offenses throughout the land, but I digress…

According to this piece in the New York Times, rubbing your infected toenail(s) once or twice a day with Vicks VapoRub will em, rub Digger(below) out of your life.

Digger

That screen shot is one of the greatest moments in the history of television advertising.

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Dr. Feigin Passes Away

We note with great sadness the passing away of legendary pediatrician Dr. Ralph Feigin.

I work in the Med Center and ran into Dr. Feigin in the elevator and sky bridges here several times.  What struck me most about this remarkable man was his politeness and the seemingly perpetual smile he always sported.

In a place where some prominent physicians see it as their earned right to ignore those who are not their colleagues, the most accomplished of them all (there’s a building named after him), Dr. Feigin was, in my experience, always friendly. He was never above saying a friendly hello, even to a worker bee like myself.

You can read about his achievements in the following Houston Chronicle article:

Dr. Feigin made city a major player in pediatric medicine

CS Lewis and the Social Gospel?

From Mere Christianity,

‘Niceness’–wholesome, integrated personality–is an excellent thing. We must try by every medical, educational, economic, and political means in our power to produce a world where as many people as possible grow up ‘nice’; just as we must try to produce a world where all have plenty to eat.

But we must not suppose that even if we succeeded in making everyone nice we should have saved their souls. A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world–and might even be more difficult to save.

It is a good thing that truly nothing is impossible with God or else none of us would escape His wrath…