Bad Parking Can Be a Source of Hilarity as Well as Anger

I live in the violence and litigation loving United States and have a job that would frown on me getting arrested for fighting or damaging someone’s car, so I try to refrain from putting papers on people’s poorly parked vehicles or otherwise calling them out for being assholes, but I love the idea and support others doing it. My wife is crazy enough to do this and has done even crazier things to ass-hats in the past, and I sometimes worry I’ll have to pick her up from a police station or visit her in the hospital because she really got into it with one of the ass-hats.

Here are some of my favorite bad parking notes.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll add more as I find them. Please feel free to steal these. I stole all of them from other sites, choosing the best version I could find. If you have a new one or a better version of one of these you’d like me to add, please send it my way.

 

Wearable Pulse Oximeter Can Detect and Warn of Impending Opioid Overdose

Students at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have created a wrist oximeter that monitors blood oxygen levels and can warn the wearer and others of an impending opioid overdose. Opioids such as heroin depress the central nervous system, including respiration, and an overdose kills by suppressing respiration to the point that a person’s heart and brain dies from insufficient oxygen. The CMU wrist oximeter continuously monitors oxygen levels and when low blood oxygen is detected, it will warn the wearer and can also send a text message to an emergency contact.

The Harm Reduction Coalition has a set of web pages explaining the principles behind an overdose and how the drug Naloxone (Narcan®) works to quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and prevent death by restoring the central nervous system to normal operation and thereby restoring normal respiration.

For those interested in a more in depth exploration of the effect of heroin on mammals (rats are used in this experiment), I found the study Intravenous Heroin Induces Rapid Brain Hypoxia and Hyperglycemia that Precede Brain Metabolic Response helpful.

It’s worth noting that Naloxone is relatively easy to administer (with training available) and can be purchased without a prescription. This Time article has details on the legality and availability of Naloxone. If you’re around someone who uses opioids, having Naloxone available could save their life.