Respectful Insolence is a repository for the ramblings of the aforementioned pseudonymous surgeon/scientist concerning medicine and quackery, science and pseudoscience, history and pseudohistory, politics, and anything else that interests him (or pushes his buttons). Orac's motto: "A statement of fact cannot be insolent." (OK, maybe it can be just a little bit insolent.)
A sign of the times
In Britain, a cell phone ringtone--"Crazy Frog Axel F," a ring tone based on the sound of a revving Swedish mo-ped--has become a #1 hit, outselling the new single by Coldplay by a four-to-one ratio. Coldplay is reportedly bummed, having hoped to go straight to #1 with their single, "Speed of Sound."
Expect to see more of this, although not among us old farts.