Saturday, May 8, 2010

Why I'm a neurologist, Reason #27

Because if someone ever decides to make a statue of my greatness, I REALLY don't want it to look like this:




Thank you to my reader Mark, for sending this in.

22 comments:

Summer said...

WTH?

Mike said...

I'll bite: Who is being honored with that statue, and is he really trying to get a stool sample?

RehabNurse said...

Grumpy:

What a riot! Now if it were a rehab nurse, the kid would be in a wheelchair aiming at the bucket.

Gen said...

Oh come on...give us the deets on this photo!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I have no idea, gang. If any of you know where this is, or who it's honoring, feel free to tell the rest of us.

Li'l Azathoth said...

The buildings in the background are all wrong, but, just based on the subject matter, it could be in Haifa.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

Apparently, it's in the Philippines:

http://sanitationupdates.wordpress.com/2008/02/21/philippines-marikina-monument-extols-personal-hygiene/

Magdalene said...

All I could find in Google was that this is located in Marikina City, Philippines...not able to find any further details yet...

Anonymous said...

ewwwwwwww. wtf?!

Albinoblackbear said...

What the...?

That is just so wrong. For so many reasons.

Gen said...

Here's what I found...

The unusual stone monument of a doctor standing 16 feet tall, washing the behind of a half-naked boy atop a toilet bowl, heralds a city’s successful sanitation and hygiene programs.The monument in front of the Palengke ng Marikina near city hall depicts the likeness of Dr. Isaac Eustaquio, the first Filipino to earn a Public Health degree from Harvard University in the United States.

Gloria P said...

Looks as if it should be titled "Preparing for Colonoscopy".

thegooddrlaura said...

Poor Dr. Isaac Eutaquio! I saved hundreds of thousands of children's lives with my revolutionary sanitation program and all I got was this embarrassing statue!

mongolian yak said...

please see:
http://www.frikworld.com/fitxa-Naghihin_statue,_Marinika-200.html

btw, where are your reasons #1 - #26? :p

JoAnna said...

I've always pictured a Dr. Grumpy statue to be an image of a guy holding a golf club in mid-swing, with a brain on a golf tee in front of him.

Miss Kismet said...

Imagine if they had made it a fountain O_o

PharmacyJim said...

All I can figure is it must be cultural? I dunno, THAT is one strange tribute.

Anonymous said...

I initially thought it was a priest - slightly more disturbing... Really couldn't figure out why anyone would build a statue of THAT!

Gert said...

Why oh why couldn't they have depicted him just washing his hands?

That would have been much more helpful, not to mention a tad more tasteful.....

A Doc 2 Be said...

JoAnna, it would not be a brain on the tee, it'd be an ER doc with STAT tattooed on his scalp :D

Joann said...

Hey, whoever does this for a living (LIKE THAT) DESERVES to have at LEAST a statue honoring him!! LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

That's a poor-man's bidet there. He's washing the kid's behind, not catching what's coming out. In the Philippines they don't have running water for toilets, and often no money for toilet paper, so they wash themselves with ladles or pails drawn from buckets of water carried up from the well.

 
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