March 30th, 2007

moon

Everything Causes Cancer

A couple days ago I posted links with new findings about cancer incidence, and two friends of mine responded with "everything causes cancer". I remember thinking the Joe Jackson song from the 1980's was amusing. But when my friends responded with those words, I got pissed. I took their reply as sarcastic, and I don't tolerate sarcasm very well to start with. I discovered that I have a button, and I've been thinking about it ever since, trying to understand why these words and the attitude behind them grate on my nerves.
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