figydaflygon:

okay but while those greek and roman words sound pretty scientific and all like “cephalopod” and we just go ahhh yes the scientific term for an octupus mmhm but can you imagine what that actually must’ve been like in greek:

"yooo herod look at this crazy ass sea-creature. i think it should be called a head-foot" 

This is essentially my job teaching anatomy. There’s this sort of rounded process on the skull called the mastoid process, which literally translates to “boob-shaped.” So I told my students what the name means and followed it up with, “This was obviously named by a nerd who never saw a boob before.”

They all got that one right on the quiz.

coelasquid:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

deelekgolo:

when you brush your teeth you are petting your skeleton for a job well done

I told this joke to my friend in dental school and he scolded me because teeth aren’t bone

Your friend sounds like kind of a douchey pedant, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone not count teeth as a component of the Skeletal system, like “Here’s the skull but I made sure not to draw teeth in it because those are technically Enamel and Dentin and not bone so they don’t count.”

In all of the anatomy classes I’ve taught we don’t teach teeth with the skeletal system. We always teach it with the digestive system since they’re technically accessory organs to that system. That’s probably why dental school fellow got upset about it.

cafiffle:

SATURDAY SPECIAL: SHOTS FIRED
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cafiffle:

SATURDAY SPECIAL: SHOTS FIRED

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Downton Abbey Season 4

I think I might finally be ready to watch season 4. I’ve had time to get over the Bloody Stupid Event at the End of Season 3 and I think I can handle it now. 

anodetoquality:

Why don’t we talk about Monkey Island more

anodetoquality:

Why don’t we talk about Monkey Island more

Hey Dr. any tips for a first year med student.
Anonymous

cranquis:

cranquis:

Thanks for the easy question, Anonymous. Here is your answer.

But! Dr. Cranquis has standards, and those standards prevent me from just cutting-and-pasting a reply for you. So here’s an Extra Tip Just For You (call it a Deleted Scene or something)….

  • Say Goodbye to Privacy and Hello to Unwanted Consults

Apparently, everyone who enters med school immediately becomes possessed by the Total Knowledge of All Physicians…. or at least that’s what your family and friends will appear to believe. Come Thanksgiving of your Freshman year, you may have only studied the anatomy of the Anterior Neck and the Heart — but at the Thanksgiving table, your family will bombard you for advice on Uncle Pete’s high blood pressure, Aunt Tina’s ingrown toenails, and Grandpa Horace’s heartburn. (And then AFTER dinner, you will be quietly approached by that Weird Cousin of yours with a delicate question about venereal disease, which will really ruin the taste of pumpkin pie in your mouth).

Similarly, anytime that you run into old friends and acquaintances, you will find them suddenly asking you questions about intimate medical issues and encouraging you to examine various body parts… body parts that you still haven’t worked up the courage to touch on a cadaver, much less on a living human being who is also your old music teacher!

So what should you do? Well, right now, there’s not much choice, since it’s not like you can prescribe medication or begin any official line of treatment as a Freshman in Med School… but be sure that even your stumbling words of pseudo-advice are preceded AND followed by a disclaimer which (1) points out your lack of knowledge in this area yet, and (b) encourages them to discuss it with a real more experienced medical professional. (After all, you don’t want to find out NEXT Thanksgiving that Uncle Pete’s heart attack could’ve been prevented if he had actually seen a doctor about his blood pressure!)

Thanks for the question! Good luck with school.

From the Archives: Cranquis Mail: A bonus tip for med students re: "Unwanted Medical Consults from Friends and Family"

The complete Cranquis’ Med School Survival Guide is here.

Fun fact: this ALSO becomes true if you become an anatomy professor. A shocking number of people think that just because I can teach body parts I can also diagnose issues with those parts. NOT. TRUE.

rincewitch:

cafiffle:

mancalendar’s comin’ along

oh my fucking GOD

Laughing forever at Chet’s perfect face.

rincewitch:

cafiffle:

mancalendar’s comin’ along

oh my fucking GOD

Laughing forever at Chet’s perfect face.

Cami!

amphiaria:

riverside-extras:

Riverside Extras update.
Queenside, Page 17. | Read from the beginning.

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maybe he’s born with it

What a beautiful hair flip/flick.

amphiaria:

riverside-extras:

Riverside Extras update.

Queenside, Page 17. | Read from the beginning.

Riverside Extras is a member of Countershot Press.

maybe he’s born with it

What a beautiful hair flip/flick.

jumpingjacktrash:

the-shark-blog:

Love sharks, but dislike Discovery’s Shark Week? Here’s some videos, shows, and documentaries you can watch instead:

  • National Geographic: Shark Superhighway [Netflix]
  • Sharks of the Mediterranean: A Vanishing Kingdom [Netflix]
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These are all rad, educational alternatives for SHERK WEEK.