Monday, 25 September 2017

Giorgio's Weekly WORDPLAY Sep 25 '17

WORDPLAY post #??
Weekly postings of palindromes, Scrambletown Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, limericks, etc.
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, 2017.







HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3



HOT LINK: See the entire collection of Magical Palindromes



HOT LINK to the Anagram Sister Cities Initiative - complete collection








#1. Amoral aroma.           Hal Lelujah
#2. Live, Oman! At naught th’ Guantanamo evil.  Hal Lelujah
#3a. Borrow or rob. 
     b. Don said, “A Nadia’s nod …”     Ed, the Derailed Liar
#4a. Dennis, Enid and Nadine sinned. 
     b. Dennis, Nell, Edna and Ellen sinned.
     c. Dennis, Nell, Edna, I and Ellen sinned.   Hal Lelujah
#5. Amen: a Piety-Lyte®  – Ipanema.           Hal Lelujah     
#6. Denise sined.                Auld Lang, the Trigonometer
#7. Burrow or rub.                                Don’s Ho




Monday, 18 September 2017

Uncanny Weekly WORDPLAY Sep 18 '17

WORDPLAY post #81
Weekly postings of palindromes, Scrambletown Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, limericks, etc.
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, 2017.




HOT LINKS: Review the entire collection of IMAGINARY NAMES for 
    ATLANTIC CANADA, and for WESTERN CANADA.  



HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3




HOT LINK: See the entire collection of Magical Palindromes


















#1a. Campus motto: Bottoms up, Mac. 
    b. Campus bon mots: Tom’s nob’s up Mac. (Don’s Ho) 
#2. T. Eliot Ret. Faxes, “Sex after toilet.” (Don’s Ho)
#3a. No ‘e’ – eon.
     b. No ‘x’ – an axon.
     c. No ‘x’ – a Saxon.
     d. No ‘x’, Al – klaxon. (Terse Reverse)         
#4a. A man, a person; no ‘s’ re Panama.
                                                 (Ed, the Derailed  Liar)
#5. A man, a Pa; men, a pit – Ipanema (Panama).
                                                   ( Sarah Palindrome)
#6a. No M. risreps ‘persimmon’. [M.=abbrev. Fr. monsieur]
     b. No lem’n in ‘lemon’; no mel’n in ‘melon’. (Melonia)
#7. A man, appetite ‘P’ – Panama.      (Don’s Ho)



Tuesday, 12 September 2017

More Wordplay and Poetry of NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY

POST #80
REVIEW of POETIC PARODY 
This post also continues the memorial theme begun in the previous blogpost.
ORIGINAL POEMS:  Reprinted with modification, with permission of the author. 
PRIOR PARODY PUBLICATION:
 1. Hurwitz GA. SPECTiloquy. (Shakespearean verse with current references). J Nucl Cardiol 2001;8:323-324.; modified from Monologue, Act iii, Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
2. Hurwitz GA. Seventeen Haiku Verses...  J Nucl Cardiol 2003: 10:344. 



SPECTiloquy

(Shakespeare's original lines are given in italics)


To be, or not to be - that is the question. 
MIBI or not MIBI – that is confusion.

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer 
Whether ’tis sooner in the morn to schedule

The slings and arrows of outrageous Fortune
The slice and planars of four-valenced Fosmin

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
Or to tape arms; or switch to sonic bubbles,

And by opposing end them. To die- , to sleep-
And harmonizing spin them. To back-project

No more; and by a sleep to say we end
No more; yet by a scan know hard events,

The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
The infarcts and the cardiogenic shock

That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
That FLASH may err to. ’Tis prognostication

Devoutly to be wished. 
Most worthy to be JACCed. 

Continue to read the parody-poem, and view the references in the medical literature here. 



SELECTED HAIKU VERSES


Now a blunted curve - 
Toxic doxorubicin. 
The sword is too sharp.

In sorrow I view
With my platelets restrained, the
Scars of those whose weren't.

I click on 'HALF-LIFE'
And correct for decay my 
Image, not my life.  

Equilibrium. 
Procrustean bed! Beats fit
On some better days.

Grafted allegro
Or final ritardando?
 - Delayed thallium.

Old Nukes staff don't fade
By apoptosis.
Our pace is logarithmic. 

Cardiology
Is by no means nuclear,
Til you reach its Heart. 

Continue to read the collection of haiku verses here.



BUZZWORDS AND PECCADILLOES:


The Anagrams of Nuclear Cardiology 










LEXICON  (Under development)















Saturday, 9 September 2017

Memorial to Dr. MICHAEL R. FREEMAN: Limericks of Nuclear Cardiology

WORDPLAY post #79
A Collection of Limerick Verses Related to Dr. Michael Freeman's Role in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology Practice, and Hospital Administration.
I had the good fortune to work with Mike Freeman (see obituary below), a true friend, devoted clinician and man for all seasons. MF's role in his beloved St. Michael's Hospital featured primary attention to the needs of his patients, academically productive devotion to development and research in his chosen field, a vast fund of knowledge based on personal experience and study of evidence-based literature, and perceptive administrative decisions, all tempered by humility and a sense of humour.  


EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2017.
PRIOR POETIC PUBLICATION: A number of these verses have been previously web-posted at www.OEDILF.com, website for the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form, where submissions are subject to rigorous scrutiny and intense editing.  Numbers shown at the bottom of the slide indicate the accession number for the individual approved limericks. The dictionary has been essentially completed for "Defined Words" from the portion of the alphabet A - Go, with further submissions pending (over the next 4 decades).
SONGLINK: Set to music, some of these verses have been published  on our lyrics blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE" as a singable limerick medley

 




















































FRCP(C), FACC MICHAEL R. FREEMAN M.D.

Obituary

FREEMAN, MD, FRCP(C), FACC, MICHAEL R. December 29, 1948 - September 3, 2017 Passed away suddenly in Algonquin Park while camping with family and friends. Beloved husband of 45 years of Sharon. Loving father of Janis, Jonathan and his wife Becky, and Katherine. Proud grandfather of Samuel, Charlie and Lucas. Dear son of Robert and the late Violet and brother of Roger and his wife Mary Jo. He was born in Windsor, Ontario and spent most of his life in Toronto. Cardiologist at St. Michael's Hospital since 1980, currently serving as Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Program, Director of Medical Informatics, and Director of Nuclear Cardiology. He was an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He earned his medical degree from Queens University in 1974 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Windsor. Dr. Freeman completed his Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Toronto in 1978 and then spent two years as a research fellow in Nuclear Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai MedicalCenter in Los Angeles. He established one of the first Nuclear Cardiology labs in Canada and expanded the knowledge of this technique to the clinical and research community across the country. He published more than fifty peer-reviewed papers and spoke nationally and internationally concerning the application of nuclear cardiology techniques in clinical practice. Michael was a founding member of the Canadian as well as the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He was passionate in all his work and was devoted to his patients who will miss him dearly. He had a life-long love of sports, a passion for the Raptors, Blue Jays, and the Detroit Lions which he passed on to his family. Michael and Sharon were devoted to each other in their work and the raising of their family. Together they enjoyed extensive travel to Europe and the Caribbean. He had a strong faith in Christ which began at age nine at the Salvation Army and continued throughout his life. He served in many leadership positions including Chairman of the Elders at Bayview Glen Church. His children have also embraced faith in Christ and carry it forward in their lives. 













Thursday, 7 September 2017

Wordplay for a METEOROGICAL DISASTER: Sep 7 '17

WORDPLAY post #78
Weekly postings of palindromes, Scrambletown Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, limericks, etc.
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, 2017.







NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, parent agency for the National Weather Service, which includes the National Hurricane Center.










HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3



HOT LINK: See the entire collection of Magical Palindromes







HOT LINK to the Anagram Sister Cities Initiative - complete collection








#1. Elope, else sleep. OlĂ©!     Don’s Ho
#2. O, Gus: No lemon. No melon sugo [sugo, It. = sauce or juice]  Melonia
#3. No! Mel, awash , saw a lemon.      Melonia
#4. Dons retool. Looters nod.  Ed, the Derailed Liar
#5. Pure talk. KKK later up.             Ed, the Derailed Liar
#6a. A man, a poser-Pres – O, Panama!
     b. A man, a poseur; rue so! – Panama.       Ed, the Derailed Liar 
#7. Passable was I ere I saw Elba’s sap. Pedro, the Goofy ‘Dromer