For days he lay on a respirator, treated with painkillers and antibiotics, saying little.
In Wythenshawe Hospital, where he spent more than a week, John asked to see a psychiatrist, but this was Britain, home of the dilatory National Health Service.
(These are not their real names.)"I love you, bro," Mark told his younger friend as he plunged in the knife."Mark did it once, stood up, holding me, did it again," the victim told police. People will hear, please be quiet," the older teenager told him."You've killed me!
Other than the unifying theme, sex, there’s no big point or thesis to this post: just comparisons, correlations, and quirky trends. As you can see, a woman’s sexuality peaks in her twenties, holds more or less steady for twenty years, and then falls to the floor.
Since so much sexual slang involves meat — “hot dog,” “sausage,” “burger,” “beef injection,” “another beef injection,” and so on — I thought this would be a fine occasion to point out that there are plenty of veggie alternatives: In the Bible, in between the part where Reuben kills a he-goat so he can dip some clothes in the blood of the he-goat and where Judah tries to give Tamar a goat but decides maybe she should be burned to death instead, God kills a man named Onan because Onan intentionally spills his seed on the ground.(1) Thou shalt not whack off. And while sex drive waxes and wanes, self-confidence steadily grows.
Then Mark pulled out the knife and called an ambulance.
Some madman had attacked his friend, the boy told the police.