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  1. Shelby Davis says:

    Hilarious! The “Top Ten Similarities between Scanning and Sex” page was pretty funny too.

  2. travelina says:

    I love medical humor like the Laryngospasms acappella group of CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) singing “Breathe”:

    “Your sputum is as thick as –gee whiz
    I’m kissing my stipend goodbye!”

  3. Takuan says:

    anyone rekamember thet Scienterrific Amurican article in the Amateur Scientist column? The basic science of nuclear magnetic resonance as a project doable for a talented kid in a basement?

  4. Clemoh says:


  5. bellamama says:

    Oh, that’s nothing. After years of attending labor and delivery, I can eat cherry jello while delivering a placenta.

  6. nanuq says:

    “3. At parties, you scope out people’s subject-worthiness: “It was great talking to you. Say, what are you doing Friday night?… Do you have any metal in your body?…”:

    I wonder how well it would work as a pickup line?

  7. TroofSeeker says:

    I had a brain scan.
    They didn’t find anything. Wait- huh?

  8. dculberson says:

    Nice try, Mortal! Scan me!

  9. Roy Trumbull says:

    A friend of mine made the most obscure joke while being examined prior to cataract surgery. The computer used for measurements kept screwing up giving settings for the right eye when the left eye was being examined. So they would reboot and start all over again.
    His remark was, “I’m sorry your machine O.D.ed.”
    O.D. in optometry is oculus derecha or right eye.
    O.S. is oculus sinister or left eye.

  10. Ranting Nerd says:

    Nanuq@#8 — it works great as a pickup line. I went to grad school with the person who maintains that page, and she did indeed get me into her scanner. (Must…resist…obvious…jokes….)

  11. Takuan says:

    I always thought that was “dexter”?

  12. devophill says:

    @Takuan- I’m no doctor, but I think you may be right. Otherwise, they’d be mixing Spanish and Latin…

  13. apoxia says:

    It’s all so true. I’ll have to pass this on to the fMRI in my lab, MRI is so hot right now.

  14. Takuan says:

    next! hilarious practical MRI jokes! The old box-of-razor blades etc.

  15. skeletoncityrepeater says:

    This is very funny even though I don’t know all the terminology. It reminds me of Douglas Adams’ humor for some reason, or shuld I say, humour.

  16. J France says:

    It reminds me of nerds, in the best possible way.

  17. treetop says:

    I guess it’s true.
    A mind *is* a terrible thing to waste.
    Let’s make a movie!

  18. MarkHB says:

    Heh. My cohort Alex wrote a volume viewer a while back – I realised I’d gotten inured to looking at brains while noshing on a nice beef stew peering at someone’s medulla oblongata.

  19. Anonymous says:

    What’s a VCR, granpa?

  20. Ito Kagehisa says:

    I just think it’s funny that when Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging got good enough for use in commercial medicine, they dropped the “nuclear” prefix. It’s still an NMR machine in most other fields.

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