Jack over at Two Nil Blank Blank gave me a heads up as to some goings on in England right now. He has a nice rant about worthless homeopathic crap being sold in all the major pharmacies. He also mentions the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which is now about to begin allowing such charlatans to make unsupported claims about what their sugar pills/water can do. I know I usually just talk about crap going on the US, so it’s important to remember that unsubstantiated bunkum is an international problem.
This news comes at just the right time, since today I am very, very happy to be living in America, where we have long weekends for reasons we’ve all but forgotten. After a month of working 11-hour days while hoping against hope that my brain doesn’t explode, I think I actually get to finish work early today and then take Monday off. For those of you just joining us, it’s true: I do not devote my life to Skepchick-al activities, and am sadly forced to spend the bulk of my time chained to a desk.
I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you all for bearing with me over the past few months, when I swoop in with late blog entries and magazine issues, get short-tempered on the podcast, fail to respond to e-mails, and generally act like I don’t get paid to do this. Which I don’t, but it doesn’t mean I don’t love it and try my best to serve your skeptical needs on a daily basis. I appreciate all the support I’ve received thus far, and with that and a little luck, we’ll be pushing on to bigger and better things as Skepchick continues to grow.