Friday, July 16, 2010

Cheney's LVAD implant

I'm having real trouble with Cheney's left ventricular assist device. On the one hand, it sounds like a horrible thing to have to live with.

But the technology is very cool, which I find exciting, and then there is the fact that after years of joking about Cheney being a) a robot, b) a vampire or c) a robotic vampire, how am I supposed to not joke about the following:
  1. He now literally has no pulse,
  2. He has to be plugged into a wall charger at night, and
  3. The surgical appliance is one simple typo away from being called VLAD?
It's not fair.