Tagged: M*A*S*H

Meatball surgery and disaster recovery - The Dismal Science

Seamus Hogan Apr 11, 2014

I love the description of “meatball surgery” in M*A*S*H (the original book, not the saccharine sit-com that came two degrees of separation later). To quote Hawkeye Pierce:We are not concerned with the ultimate reconstruction of the patient. We are concerned only with getting the kid out of here alive enough for someone else to reconstruct him. Up to a … Read More

Striking the flame of science in kids - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 12, 2013

Introducing this year’s Flame Challenge science communication competition. Hawkeye, Alan Alda’s character in M*A*S*H, was a lanky wise guy with a serious edge—or was it the other way around?—always poking at serious matters. (M*A*S*H fans or the confused might try Footnote 1.) In front of the kids in this PBS segment Alda seems to … Read More