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08 May 2008 @ 04:19 pm
when there's nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire  
This practice path MCQ made me smile:

If you were an osteoclast in a callus near the cortex of the right tibial diaphysis of a skier sitting in the lodge because of a tibial fracture, what would you want to do?
a) form collagen
b) resorb bone
c) synthesise osteoid
d) elaborate cytokines
e) divide

Ignore the answers (it's B), and just read the question. Also! You have to be singing it in your head to the tune of All I Want is You by Barry Louis Polisar - you know: "If you were a flower..." - for maximum lols.

In addition, I did sit and think (for a whole five seconds, anyway) about what it would be like, being an osteoclast. That's a writerly exercise, is it not? Putting yourself in someone else's shoes and imagining their reactions to Life and so on. Or in this case, putting yourself inside a cell that breaks down bone.

I tried. But all I could come up with was OM NOM NOM.

Pharm yesterday was great! Lovely questions. I wrote twenty seven pages on: epilepsy, hypercholesterolaemia, and ... wait, I have to look up the paper; my mind, see how it fades ... antibacterials, diabetes (mellitus and insipidus, holla), and NSAIDs. That was my worst essay; I have an irrational hatred of NSAIDs. Maybe because the lecturer liked them so much. The same thing happened with the lecturer who wanted to marry a kidney and my subsequent understanding of GFR.
Current Mood: flirtyflirty
Current Music: fairy tale (cloud cult)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Attention bunnyscoradh on May 8th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Dude, I don't even know what an epiphysis is. Imma gonna have to googlefu it.

Okayies. :D
purelytaintedktpurelytaintedkt on May 8th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
WOW. the medical, it burns! how on earth do you keep all that in your head and not A fall over from the weight of you massive brain or B explode from overload like a packed computer?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: MCR: feather boa Gerardscoradh on May 8th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Don't ask that, don't ask that! You never ask the centipede how it dances!
on a yellow spaceship: dodoo_glorianna on May 9th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
May I quote you on that...somewhere...sometime? Because it is such an awesome quote. It's Tshirt-worthy.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Ryan secret jokescoradh on May 9th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Sure! Although, I'm pretty sure it's from an Aesop's fable.
The Fancatus Bureau of Incestbalefully on May 8th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Because the Irish do it betterscoradh on May 8th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, it was only the management of. Though I discussed a bit about them too, to fill up space. It's amazing how much I know about diabetes m. yet all I could say was 'this is a chronic endocrine disorder characterised by hyperglycaemia, hur hur hur!'
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: Gabe's absscoradh on May 8th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
In another question the writers got really sarcastic at a guy who fell off a snowboard and got (what turned out to be) an epidural haematoma - 'while wearing protective gear such as shorts and a letterman jacket.' WHAT. WHO WEARS SHORTS, SNOWBOARDING?

Sorry. I think they went a little crazy, by the end. I know I have.
Emo Spicy: Prime for Prezemo_spicy on May 8th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
if you were the ramen i'd be the hot sauce.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: MCR: Frerard b&wscoradh on May 8th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Aw, I wanted to be the hot sauce. *sad*
Pimea Feenixdark0feenix on May 8th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
I tried. But all I could come up with was OM NOM NOM.

Oh noes. :D :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Balloonsscoradh on May 9th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Pretty accurate, though, when all's said and done!
Kladyphoenixia on May 9th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Acually, I think the question is mighty hilarious when to the tune of "The Court of King Caracatus" (by Rolf Harris), which is now running through my head.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: For the Roadscoradh on May 9th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
I don't know that song ... is Rolf Harris a beardy dude who sits in streams and sings about wombats? Or is that someone else?
Matchy西matchynishi on May 9th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)

dies. if I get sick I want you as my doctor. XDDD
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Black Booksscoradh on May 9th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
This will probably only work if you break your tibia and not for any other sickness; you have been warned!
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on May 9th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)

i loved the image of you sitting their imaging you were the osteothingy.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Kitties: blue kitteh + green grassscoradh on May 9th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
It's a bit like me: the lolcat macro.
Li: personalllyse on May 9th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I love your question writers. There should be more question writers like them.

...Though admittedly there might be more failures if students were too busy laughing to answer.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Ryroscoradh on May 9th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Don't worry; the ones in my actual exam had their sense of humour surgically removed at birth. >.>

I'd say writing the practice books drives you slowly bonkers, though.
dita pparlophone on May 17th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
So this is how your brain works :)

Hello, I've been a big fan of your stories ever since Clear As Mud, years ago, through the adventures of the delightful Rambo Dursley & Co, to what I think is your latest HD fic for the World Cup. Friended, to keep up with you, fics and otherwise - I hope that's ok.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: 9 in the afternoonscoradh on May 17th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Sadly no, this is how my brain is supposed to work.

That's absolutely fine! Now, I will hopefully have a treat for you in the coming week. *iz mysterious* *or not* I'm not sure how much people will like it after all this time, but oh well! ♥
dita p: amusedparlophone on May 17th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yay, great news, warms my heart!

Re World Cup, I could have set myself up for extensive egg-on-face but some guess-age here :)