May 13, 2014

"Here's six minutes of glorious up-close video of a cockroach being surgically removed from a man's ear."

"No idea how it got in there, but I guess that's what the beauty of imagination is for."



I love the opening and closing credits and the jazzy soundtrack, and I wonder what the doctor was saying during all of this. I guess doctors learn how not to exclaim alarmingly and how to not to get grossed out. It is pretty cool if you look at it the right way. Which for me was halfway across the room. I had to back away, but I did not turn away.

30 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Ugh.

I imagine it was a relief for the patient though to lose that.

Did I say Ugh?

exhelodrvr1 said...

He slipped and fell on it.

grackle said...

I am NOT going to view this video. I HATE cockroaches and would probably have nightmares for a week.

David said...

I too will not turn away.

Nor will I turn it on.

Nothing to away from.

Tibore said...

EW! EW!! EWWWWW! OMG EWWW!!!!!!!!!

traditionalguy said...

Reminds me of scenes from Alien. Was that Sigourney Weaver using the forceps?

Edmund said...

My wife and her fellow students saw grosser stuff while working the ER at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Dinner conversation with them could be quite entertaining...

EDH said...

"No idea how it got in there..."

KHAAAAAN! KHAAAAAN!

prairie wind said...

I won't watch it, either, but here is one about imagination, since you brought it up.

EDH said...

Seinfeld version...

KHAAAN!

richlb said...

It was a pretty harmless video. UP UNTIL THE VERY END. I was thinking how un-cockroachy it all was until the money shot.

Hagar said...

I don't think I could un-see that, so I am not going to watch it.

CatherineM said...

I am eating lunch soooo

tim maguire said...

Reminded me of the crane game at Chuck E. Cheese. The doctor needed lots of quarters.

~ Steven said...

When I lived in St Louis I had to extract a firefly from a patient's ear canal. Just flew in he said.

Moose said...

If you watch til the end you see the doctor find the gerbil too...

madAsHell said...

My brother-in-law is an anesthesiologist.

You'd be surprised how many people fall on something while running naked in their homes. It's a little like scoring a hole-in-one, but you don't have to buy everybody a drink at the clubhouse.

The list includes light bulbs.

paminwi said...

madAsHell: my list includes a live fish!

kfb said...

I thought the accompanying music was good and the butterfly graphics at the end of the video were a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Moe: As a child, I was bitten by the acting bug. Then it burrowed under my skin and laid eggs in my heart. Now those eggs are hatching and I... the feeling is indescribable.

Homer: I know what you mean. Our dog had that.

R. Chatt said...

What's he got in the other ear?

Gahrie said...

Everyone seen the one of the bum with the leg covered in maggots?

Deb said...

That was pretty bad, but I've seen worse on Hoarders.

madAsHell said...

madAsHell: my list includes a live fish!

Was it a one-eyed trouser trout?

Otherwise, fish live in water. Maybe you need to cinch up the draw string on your bikini bottom.

Krumhorn said...

That's six minutes of my life I'm not getting back.

- Krumhorn

Patrick said...

One in a million shot, Doc!

virgil xenophon said...

Reminds me of the Twilight Zone story about the earwig that entered a guys brain thru his ear. He suffered intense pain until it finally emerged from the oppo ear and he was joyfully relieved--until he was informed it was a pregnant female and had laid hundreds of eggs.....shudder..

virgil xenophon said...

Reminds me of the Twilight Zone story about the earwig that entered a guys brain thru his ear. He suffered intense pain until it finally emerged from the oppo ear and he was joyfully relieved--until he was informed it was a pregnant female and had laid hundreds of eggs.....shudder..

jimbino said...

You can get any bug out of your ear by filling the ear canal with mineral oil.

TML said...

Greatest video ever since the 1991 cult classic "Sebaceous Cyst"

This might interest all of you sick bastards, too:

Even more arty:

"Sybille II"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WHIaf-x0jo