Sir Oolius has tagged me with a meme that, for once, requires very little work on my part.
1. Go into your archives.It’s as easy as it is pointless! How can I refuse?
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Post the fifth sentence (or closest to it).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same thing.
This lapidary sentence originally appeared in a 2004 post entitled More False Economy, which discussed an outbreak of adenovirus among the U.S. military:
For every dollar you save up front, you lose God knows how many down the line...to say nothing of the lives that may be lost.What I’d like to know is, why did the sentence have to come from the 23rd post? The most logical – and troubling - explanation is that the author of this meme is a fanatical follower of the disgraced German otorhinolaryngologist Wilhelm Fliess. If I’m right, and I get a bunch of e-mails offering to cure me of my reflex nasal neuroses, I intend to hold Sir Oolius personally responsible.
In the meantime, I have to find some other people to bug with this thing. I’ll go with Rorschach, Vestal Vespa, Four Legs Good, Vicki, and the renowned bowling expert GrrlScientist. You can thank me with money or kisses, singly or en masse, as you see fit.