I'm not kidding with this story about vegetative research. Canadian scientists (SCIENCE!) have invented an amazing device that seems to be able to detect conciousness in unresponsive patients. So far, and this is the frightening part, about 20% of their test subjects have proven to be aware enough to respond, in their own way, to commands. They're trapped in their bodies and they know it.
This EEG is not a real-time device yet but here's hoping they can get it to work adroitly enough to enable these poor people to once again praise God for everything he's done for them.
I'd written a Joe Paterno comic today for today's Far Left Side but seemingly everybody and their baby-devouring dogs had already done one, so I demurred. But just so it's not a total loss here's my version in joke format:
Q: What do the Pope, Joe Paterno and Michael Jackson have in common?
A: Really good lawyers.
Thank you! Thank you! I'll be here all week.
Happy Veteran's Day to all! Especially you, "little brother"!