Circumcision reduces AIDS transmission

March 30, 2007

In the curiouser and curiouser department, I listened with amazement that circumcision shows great promise in reducing the number of AIDS cases among heterosexual males in Africa. The foreskin of an uncircumcised male is evidently far more susceptible to HIV than the toughened glans meatus of a circumcised male. Although this is a very serious topic, I couldn’t help chuckling hearing that the interview was with Dr. Kevin De Cock.

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Brad Wood March 30, 2007 at 9:18 am

And then there was the proctologist who our mutual friend swears was named Dr. Rectanus.

Roger Bourland March 30, 2007 at 10:30 am

There appear to be many Dr Rectanuses in the world. Wouldn’t it be cool if we all started dumping our family names and taking on the last name WE think is appropriate. Hmmm, what would I be?

Roger TalknSing
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Roger Notesnstuff

I mean, Bourland IS awfully close to BOREland. My old friend Amy Reich calls me Boring Boris Boreland. When I put a musical example on the board with the intent of letting students know what NOT to do, I ascribe the solution to Boring Boris Boreland.

One translation I’ve heard of my name is that BOUR was originally BORD or “the table” where we eat, and LAND would imply people who earn their livelihood by providing for the table, or farmers. The land of farmers.

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