Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rats to rats

Mr. Muroidea: "I used to be a stockbroker, but I couldn't stand the rat race, and quit."

Dr. Grumpy: "What do you do now?"

Mr. Muroidea: "I have a farm. I raise rats for labs."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice - from figurative to literal. *blink blink*

murgatr

Old MD Girl said...

Awesome.

Packer said...

Knowledge acquired in prior profession---nice.

I am glad he raises them for labs, rather than for the meat and fur trade.

Kate said...

Maybe he read this article...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_mouse_trap/2011/11/lab_mice_are_they_limiting_our_understanding_of_human_disease_.html

Thatgirl said...

Actual rats are probably more honest and easier to work with.

lightning said...

But does he race them?

Word verification: vouler: One who raises voles.

tbunni said...

@Thatgirl: Yes, rats are much nicer than many people. They are clean, intelligent and quite affectionate. They make wonderful pets if raised properly. I suggest we use humans in experiments and keep the rats as family & friends..

kytica said...

My school's lab pays $75 per guinea pig. It's a profitable trade I think. They breed like... guinea pigs.

clairesmum said...

very clever pseudonym for your patient, I.B.!

Steph said...

Don't be fooled- it's actually just perseveration. Better dole out those antipsychotics!

Anonymous said...

Hey, let the Psych Yak herders dole out those meds. You don't wnat them angry at OUR Yak herder. They know how to use restraints and such ...

Worked in the rat lab at our college Psych department before Naoh built a boat. Rats are relatively clean, affectionate and smart creatures. I like them, but am glad that they are the lab animals and not me and my kids (my ex-husband, however ...)

 
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