March 29th, 2007

community, tv

"It's not about the medicine. It's entertainment."

I don't watch Grey's Anatomy myself, but I used to watch L.A Law with my brother and his first wife, both of whom are attorneys, so I can relate.

'Grey's Anatomy': Real-Life Doctors Dissect the Drama

By Jennifer Frey
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, March 29, 2007; C01

Scene: Morning. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd is waking up in bed next to fellow doctor Meredith Grey. Izzie Stevens bursts in -- wearing only a towel -- and starts complaining about another doc who just walked in on her in the bathroom.

Ben Gbulie, chief resident at Howard University Hospital, is incredulous.

"Do you realize there is one attending [doctor] and three residents in the same bedroom right now? In the morning?? And one of them is half-naked?!"

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SIDEBAR: Doctors Playing Doctor

Can't keep up with all the relationship drama at Seattle Grace Hospital? We've put together a little primer to help you keep track of who's sleeping with whom, who used to sleep with whom, and who works for the person he or she is and/or was sleeping with.

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"Man, sometimes I wish nobody remembered me."

Stuck in 'Shining Moment'
Mouton Is Trying to Move On After Helping Maryland Win the NCAA National Title In 2002, but Some Fans Won't Let Him

By Eli Saslow
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 27, 2007; E01

WILMINGTON, N.C. Team policy states that Wilmington Sea Dawgs' players must adhere to every autograph request, and that was causing problems for Byron Mouton. After a high-scoring game, 12-year-old boys yanked him out of the locker room like a dog on a leash. Mouton was half undressed and headed for the shower when a family requested to see him. He returned to the locker room three minutes later, only to be beckoned out by a teenage girl.

Finally, 30 minutes after this Wednesday night game in late February, Mouton sank into his chair in a cramped locker room in a community college. He bent over and gingerly removed athletic tape from a sore left ankle. When he looked up, the Sea Dawgs' coach was staring at him.

"A boy wants to take a picture with you," the coach said. "He would have asked earlier, but he was in the bathroom."

"Are you serious?" Mouton said. "Man, sometimes I wish nobody remembered me."

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Ten random things: March 29

Ten noble novels:

  1. The King of Torts by John Grisham
  2. Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
  3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  4. Lord Darcy by Randall Garrett
  5. The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
  6. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  7. Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot
  8. Secrets of a Duchess by Kaitlin O'Riley
  9. The Amboy Dukes by Irving Shulman
  10. Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix