Friday, September 9, 2011

Spirochetes: Bringing joy wherever they go

This showed up on my fax machine last night:





Because, you know, people always look that happy when told they should be tested for syphilis.

17 comments:

Janine said...

So I'm sitting here imagining the thoughts running through the dude's head in this ad:

"Man, she is HOT! I sure would like to lay this chick...but what if she has the pox?!?!? I gotta know, cuz after the last time, I don't wanna mess with that chiz....I KNOW! I'll just duck into Dr. Grumpy's office and ask her to take one of those quicky Syphillis Health Check tests! That's the ticket!"

thethingspatientssay said...

I've always enjoyed the commercials for herpes medication, the ones with people swinging freely in parks and laughing. I once told a patient "people with herpes aren't happy, aren't laughing, and the last thing they want to do is swing on something."

Anonymous said...

Dr. Grumpy I don't see a place to ask so I will post it here what is the strangest thing you have extracted from someone, I asked a doctor friend of mine an he told me about a guy who fell on a bottle of coke. Use you imagination where it ended up

ndenunz said...

They are both smiling because they are post test and both came back negative.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

Notice how he's looking at her, but she's looking at us. It's like he's thinking about his great new girlfriend, and she's breaking frame to share a little joke with us: "Ha ha, we know something he doesn't...."

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Anon- I'm a neurologist. About the only thing we extract from patients is spinal fluid during a spinal tap.

thethingspatientssay said...

I once helped extract a Barbie doll from a man's anus. It went up there fine, but the problem came up whenever he went to pull it out. As anyone who has ever seen a doll like that can tell you, the arms spread out like an anchor barb when you try and pull them up. I wish I had a picture of the pair of legs sticking out of him though, even the attending at the time had to leave the room, he was laughing so hard.

Packer said...

OK, LET'S JUST GET A COUPLE OF THINGS STRAIGHT HERE, I don't come here to read anything about extractions---please try and remember that for future comments.

I come here for a couple of laughs, not to be left wretching in my waste basket.

Off Duty CPhT said...

I come here to read about humorous things that occur in the medical field, so extractions are fair game I say!

random-tangent said...

I don't see why they couldn't have just used a picture of Nixon.

Anonymous said...

You came to a medical humor blog and expected to hear nothing about extracting things from various cavities? That's like watching soap operas and expecting no one to ever be slapped.

OldSquid said...

I am sure that guy "fell" on a coke bottle. At least it wasn't diet coke.

I remeber a patholgist showed up an x-ray of the GI tract that had 12 barbie heads in it. Guy died of sepsis.

Old MD Girl said...

Personally, I love the Valtrex ads that show the happy couples riding bicycles. The Cialis ad of the guy throwing the football through the tire (over and over and over again.... his poor partner) are pretty awesome too.

Loren Pechtel said...

Dr. Grumpy, I think you have it backwards here. It's not about people being told they should take a syphilis test, but rather people getting tested before a relationship turns sexual. He's happy at the thought of bedding that woman.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

We extracted a cucumber. Guy said he was making a salad. Seriously never want to be invited to his house for dinner.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

An orange once found its way in and out of an individual; went in with no problem, coming out not so much !~!

Robert said...

1) An unopened jar of salsa
2) light bulb
3) salt shaker (empty, luckily)
4) gerbil (dead)
5) wrist watch
6) my fav an aerosol can

Why, yes, I was in X-ray, why do you ask?

 
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