Friday, December 17, 2010

Today's featured gift

Need a tie or scarf for that special person? Neither do I. But if you do, wouldn't you want something like gonorrhea or ebola virus on it? Of course you would!

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Yes, now fashionable neckware for both sexes comes in an assortment of unpleasant pathogens, including plague, dust mites, and mad cow disease! Also available in not just 1, but 2 types of breast cancer!

Operators are standing by!

25 comments:

Brittney said...

Where do you find these things? They would make great gifts for my classmates or professors. I can see Dr. N sporting the fungi one, and Dr. S sporting the WNV tie. I myself would probably go for the antibody one as I'm a immunology geek at heart. :)

Deb said...

Honestly, I think these are great. Not your boring run-of-the-mill tie. Definetly different.

Oh and I really liked the soaps too. Might just have to order them!!

23 Skidoo said...

As a breast cancer survivor, would it be just too twisted of me to get the bc tie or scarf?
Nah, I think it's cool. Like a souvenir of conquest! I must have some!

Eileen said...

Don't see a teratoma amongst them for my husband though (we're 16+ years down the line from a mediastinal teratoma that was the size of a rugby football by the time treatment started - afp was iro 50,000). I wish I could get the soaps for my daughters - a resp nurse and a paramedic!

wv - inorsof, in awes of these pressies.

Tassiegal said...

I really want at least ONE of these (probably dust mites as its closest to what I did my senior year thesis on)....

Caddy Wumpus said...

It makes sense. I mean, isn't the risk of spreading germs the reason that docs tuck their ties into their shirts or wear bow ties?

Community RN said...

I think something like mad cow would be approprate for your fav nuro doc eh?

C. RN

Sandra said...

Some of those scarves would make a great quilt. Need to forward this to Dr. Bates of Suture For A Living....

Doris said...

You found these when you were ordering the brains tie, right?

http://www.a3bs.com/necktie-brain-black-silk-w40042,p_5_423_724_0_4523.html

>:p

Don said...

I love bright weird ties.

When I was in sales I would get a lot of "I don't remember who I was talking to, but he had a great tie".

I want at least one of these to add to my collection

melsmarsh said...

I love those ties.

Actually, I have the bubonic plague tie (ordered through Infectious Awareables) and it tends to get a lot of attention because everyone wants to guess what it is. Then when I tell them what it is, everyone insists on washing their hands afterwards! LOL.

Kate said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I could have a scarf with the plague on it!!!! My favorite disease!! Ahhhhh!

Obviously, I'm a slight bit excited.

Anonymous said...

Wicked cool! The infectious Disease man needs the whole set!

Old MD Girl said...

Actually, if there was one with a herpesvirus on it, I totally would buy one for Luca.

Anonymous said...

I think those are fabulous and I know people who would wear them. Can we have the link, please?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Okay, here's the link.

C said...

our infectious disease prof (who is awesome) has a pseudomonas tie. it's great. he has matching suspenders as well. i should email him the link haha

Mrs Flobster said...

So I go to the tie site and I'm happily scrolling down the page, considering which would be best for the biologists in my life, when--cue record-scratching noise--the next item is an "episiotomy suturing simulator--set of 3!" This thing is realistic enough to be sold in other sorts of catalogs for--oh, never mind. It's just not cricket to put that on the page with the ties, guys. Not cricket at all.

Mooselet said...

Like a lot of your commentors I like these. I don't know if this says more about the type of people who read your blog or yourself, Dr. Grumpy! I think it's us... :-)

middle child said...

Can I safely assume that they have run out of bedbug ties? I heard they're real popular this year. How do I get on the waiting list?

Rachel :) said...

Well, I like them too! I think I would get the Neurons scarf! So pretty and would definitely be a conversation starter.

My question is this: do the other things really look like that? Like the HIV 1 and HIV 2? They just look too uniform.

wv: sthic ....we're all a little "sick"

Anonymous said...

Okay, I just checked out the link and I am a little disturbed by their "gift items" section. I hope Santa doesn't bring me any of that this year! (I am not in the medical field, nor do I pretend to be.)

Elise said...

Goes along with the Giant Plush Microbes (some of which I want, by the way). I bet some are really pretty and "normal" people might think they're neat looking, until they ask what it is and get all grossed out.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/

Okay, so I think they're pretty. But I'm weird anyway. :)

Tassiegal said...

Giant Microbes Rule! I have a set of five around my TV. The Common Cold sat on my desk @ uni for years.

It'sAllGoneToTheDogs said...

I have actually bought some of these for my father for Christmas, and he - a major biology nerd much like myself - adores them. His gifts to me? Giant Microbes. XD

 
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