Tis a very Irish Jellybean.
Northern Irish Rob MacSweeney & southern Irish Matt MacPartlin in Fairy-Land with one of the greatest Northern Irish bands of all time; The Undertones. It’s a mixture of anarchy, Enid Blyton, Intensive Care Research and snow. (It makes sense when you listen to it.)
Matt and Rob meet up in a simulated snowy Fairy-Land in Illinois. When this was recorded Rob had just debated Paul Marik (Mr Fluid) at SMACC Chicago and lost despite being one of the best read people in medicine. Maybe the most conspicuous reader around at the moment given his work on www.criticalcarereviews.com
Ok, lets do a Checklist;
Read EVERYTHING. Check.
Tell everyone what is worth reading. Check.
Figure how to be a New Consultant in Belfast. Check.
Organise SMACC Dublin. Check.
That wasn’t enough to keep Rob occupied so, at pretty much the same time, he set up a new breed of journal in the form of www.criticalcarehorizons.net
This is something I had been waiting for a while. It’s a fantastic concept and it’s free. Actually it is free x free x free. Which means they are proposing to do it all for free. (That sounds like a lot of work.)
The idea is fantastic but it requires buy in from all #FOAMed
A lot of us are educators and a few of us are researchers. Rob and Andrew Ferguson are doing the heavy lifting but check out the team behind them. It is a balanced “who’s who?” of #FOAMed
and established world leaders.
Rob and Andrew are relaunching the site before SMACC Dublin. Have a dig around the site. Have a think about what it might mean to the anarchic #FOAMed
community. Have a think about what it might do for you. Then, perhaps, put your research where your mouth is and submit.
Why shouldn’t new research or reviews not be put out for free and immediately on the web? Why Not have original Research on www.LifeintheFastLane.com
It is a difficult thing they are trying to do. Not a penny is being made. Plenty of pennies have to be spent.
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”
Bird? Plane? Superman? Nope.
(Watch out for the correct pronunciation of the word “Super” at the end. Always good to keep up with the Gold Standards of Elocution while you’re having some Jellybeans.)
Thanks to the peerless Northern Irish Punk Band The Undertones for making the track “Here comes the summer” and recording it with John Peel in 1989.(Sir John Peel, Saint John Peel, The John Peel.)