Common sense dictates that the more often you post on your blog, the more readers you have. It follows from that that when your readership increases, you should post more in order to keep those readers. Unfortunately, common sense is not so common, and especially so for a brain-damaged medic living in the bubble of isolation that is Cambridge University. So to make up for the lack in long posts, I've decided to shamelessly rip off Calavera's 'Heard Around The Hospital' idea and leave you with a few quotes before my next long post, which should be up sometime soon. For now, sit back and relax, as I give you an insider's glimpse into the staggering intellectual genius of Cambridge University:
"It's not part of the course. How can you expect me to know it?" --a Cambridge student to his supervisor, when asked if he had any common sense.
"All I took out of that lecture was cervical mucus." --another medic, after a particularly stimulating lecture on Human Reproduction.
"There are 3 possible combinations for this bond. For two bonds there are obviously 3x3 possible combinations, and 3x3 = 10." --our Biochemistry lecturer during a 9am lecture after a particularly long night.
"These poisons are poisonous." --official safety guideline in a Biochemistry Practical Instruction Sheet.
"The menopausal woman is an unstable oestrogen starved woman who is responsible for untold misery of alcoholism, drug addiction, divorce and broken homes" --our Medical Sociology lecturer, unintentionally giving us too much information on his love life.
"You are legally entitled to keep up to one third of a body indefinitely." --an anatomy demonstrator.
"Then we have the rectum...we don't really use that here in Britain." --our Pharmacology lecturer, during a lecture on sites of drug administration.
(Just in case any of you were wondering, no, I didn't take any of this off Facebook, you louts. --Editor.)*
*(Okay, maybe one or two. --Ed)
P.S. He probably thinks I'm stalking him by now, but everyone's favourite phoenix HospitalPhoenix has lived up to his name and started another blog, HP does MMC. He details his trials and tribulations of applying for a job in the fine warm mess the government has plopped out of its rear end onto us all, MMC. Go over and leave a supportive comment before, as he puts it in his own words, his blog is "culled by the 'delete' button if it all gets too much".