Friday, August 27, 2004

Actor Stewart Recovers From Angioplasty

LOS ANGELES - "X-Men" star Patrick Stewart is recovering at home after undergoing an angioplasty procedure earlier this week to widen an artery, his publicist said Friday.

Angioplasty involves the use of catheters to place a small balloon in a narrowed blood channel. When the balloon is inflated, the artery flows more freely.

Get well soon! It it too soon to visit Sto-Vo-Kor.

Your friend,


ElTigris said...

Yep no more pastries for you patrick ..otherwise we would be stuck with old Bill Shatner and his priceline commercials ..

The Moody Minstrel said...

Read my lips:

"Star Trek - The Final Frontier II: The Return of Kirk" directed by William Shatner.

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

Anonymous said...

Relatively Exact:

Read my lips:

"Star Trek - The Final Frontier II: The Return of Kirk", written, produced, and directed by William Shatner.

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Sorry about the double posts popping up recently. For some reason, I'm having a lot of trouble posting as "The Moody Minstrel" (my official, registered name) instead of Anonymous. Blogger keeps locking up on me, and then suddenly inserting the post much later.

I'm being harassed. That's all there is to it. It's all because my wife just bought a LINUX-equipped PDA.

Don Snabulus said...

Cool. Can I play with it? Which model?

The Moody Minstrel said...

It's a Sharp Zaurus. The older models were equipped with Windows CE, but they recently went LINUX. (Interestingly, "Windows PDA" only seems to be in use on a line of pocket PCs made by a relatively unknown manufacturer. SONY and Casio use their own OSs, while Panasonic/NTT also uses LINUX.) We're still in the "setting up and playing around" phase, but it's designed to use either a USB or wireless connection to interface with a PC. It also comes set up for broadband internet using a wireless modem. Kiharu mainly wants to use it to take notes (using the embedded, Word-compatible word processor) and upload them into her laptop. I just installed the software and, thankfully, this machine still runs. Next I'll plug in the Zaurus and p(r/l)ay. Hopefully nothing will burn up on us...