Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Ma homie Guy Fawkes and me - birds of a feather.

And so a year comes to pass since I last blogged about Guy Fawkes Day, which means this blog is at least a year old. (And only 57 people have passed out whilst reading it! No, before you wise-asses mention it, unreported cases do not count. If you start haemorrhaging reading this blog and do not email me within 24 hours, you don't even get to become a statistic. So there. --Editor) It's been a while since I last blogged, and a lot has been going on, involving exploding Directors of Studies, exploding exam results, and exploding parents. (But, uh, in a very GOOD way, Mom. Honest! --Ed) Anyhoo, the bottom line is, I'm still here, thanks to my extremely supportive college and my extremely supportive fellow medics.

My fellow medics rallying around me during my time of hardship, their eyes brimming pools of sympathy.

This year's our BSc year, in which we get to do almost anything we want (which I detailed in a previous post, after which many of my caring readers, concerned for my wellbeing and continued sanity, advised me to make like Forrest Gump and run the hell away from medicine --Ed) and this year I'm doing Psychology. Being the arse-licking stalker appreciative-of-established-scientific-genius and driven student that I am, I've managed to get Professor Simon Baron-Cohen to supervise my dissertation. For those of you who don't recognise the name (and who haven't read my arse-licking stalker rather positive posts about him) Professor Baron-Cohen is the cousin of Sacha Baron-Cohen, the actor behind Ali G and Borat. More importantly, he's a world expert on autism and the only lecturer whose work didn't feel like work to me last year.

You can see where this is going, can't you?

Ignore the hot female on the cover. She's only there because, well, this is the Daily Mail.

P.S. Well, that is if my scarily-named blog stalkers don't get to me first, of course.


Emoless Freak said...

And I tot u went MIA from blogosphere due to exploding emo n personal stuffs?

not in the list eh?...

I'm not surprised...Angry kisses lectures ass...*grin*

Anyways am doing psycho too..Hell of a professor u have...

Emoless Freak said...


fh said...

Sounds cool! :D Wasn't he the nation's leading scholar on autism or something? Cool. Nice to have you back!

the little medic said...

oh - you're already back.
You better be staying or next time in cambridge i'm going to hunt you down!

Elaine said...

First of all, Welcome back - we've missed you. Please stay. Best with the psycho. :-)

Eugene said...


The blogosphere was about to puncture with the absence of your sustenance. Glad to see that all is well, thanks to your fellow sympathetic and brilliant and helpful and kind and witty medic friends.

Since this blog is titled Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, I can only assume that your supervisor is going to blow you up with gunpowder after he finds you betraying him and plotting to overthrow him. Don't you already have your hands full with your wife and kids?


PS: I am haemorrhaging now, add me to the statistics.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, my sweet Angry is back (is that a contradiction in terms...?) and you will be doing psychology and working with Professor Cohen, how cool is that...? My "other" son has Aspergers, so the autism part is especially interesting to me.
Take care of yourself and btw, i loved your post...hahahahaha
much love, tracy

Ms-Ellisa said...

Hey!!!! You're back!!
You'd better blog more often Angry you lazy blogger you...
Well, still I must admit that your posts ARE top quality ;-)
Love the Disney characters btw... I think you should have included sth from the Lion King too- say the hyinas *spelling?* or at least demented uncle Scar.
I still don't get it, you passed the resits, right?
Anyway, good job, and it's good to have you back again. :-)

Lis said...

i'm so glad you're back posting! keep them coming. :)

ditzydoctor said...

angry! yay you are back! pls stay back and don't go disappearing again!

hope you'll have fun in pyschology! :D

Anonymous said...

angry! are you back for more routine blogging?

glad to know things are getting better!

stalker with a knife said...

yes. you are back.

*takes out hot choc*

Chris said...

Cheers for the great entertaining post there ;)

Mag said...

Glad your back, your posts always crack me up! And kudos for using that Disney pic to show us your fellow medics ;p

jessica said...

OHMIGOSH! Diana was nine weeks pregnant when she DIED?!?! shut uppez vous!! (:P) Is that for real?

YEY! Angry's back!!

I love Disney movies.

savante said...

Muahaha. Hilarious blog! You'll get through the torture, I'm sure. Hell, we all managed to get out of med school relatively alright - though a bit screwed up in the head :)

Bongi said...

good to see you back.

Esme said...

Good to see you back. Hopefully exploding directors of studies aren't too scary as I have an intervew with one in less than a months time! *makes incoherent noises*

Dan said...

an exploding director of studies isn't as dangerous as an exploding IED. i'm happy with my job right now.

Shrinked Immaculate said...

hahahaha good to see you alive!!!

Crazy Nurse said...

glad to see you back :)

Anonymous said...

finally a blog post!!!
where have u been man?
new season of angry medic?

i m sticking by all the episodes...

Jason said...

You, sir, are horrible.

I want to buy my time back for the countless times I've visited your blog in hopes of a new post and disappoints every time.

I demand another "Borat-ty" post from you in compensation! The last one had me in stitches. (^-^)

Dragonfly said...

But would you prefer your supervisor to want to shoot you, or you to want to shoot your supervisor?

Argus Lou said...

Hi, Angry M. Good to see you back 'in action'. Didn't know you looked so good in a gown.


You're such a tease. You come, you go. You come, you go. :)

Anonymous said...

Simon Baron-Cohen was seeing Diana? Oh man....

Anonymous said...

Dear Angry,
(Seemingly) Well!



Anonymous said...

Hey Angry,
I'm glad that you're back. Please do post more stuff. It makes me feel better for wanting to choose another university instead of Cambridge. Keep up the great posts!!

p/s: I love Disney cartoons too!!

HospitalPhoenix said...

Good to see you back, some of us were starting to get worried.

Glad to hear you're booked onto an alternative skills course, but if it's the one later this month I sadly won't be tutoring as I have other commitments that day.

Medblog Addict said...

I liked you better when you were a slacker. You were a lot more fun and had time for your friends. But I bet you still find time to keep up with Mr. Trump. ~ MA

The Angry Medic said...

Emoless Freak: Personal stuff? What personal stuff? I don't have a heart, remember? It's just a nice little alarm clock in my chest now. It's what keeps me TICKING, geddit? Ahahahaha why am I not on a comedy stage somewhere? :)

But yep, he's a great lecturer. I'll share some of his insights with you over a Big Mac and fries sometime. Since we all know how nice and civilised we get at McD's ;)

FH: Yep, he was (and is, unless some other dude's published some groundbreaking paper or something. And there are a LOT of dudes gunning for him. Who'd have known autism research of all things would be so cutthroat?) Aw thanks for the kind comment!

Little Medic: Ahaha - I can read your mind. Beat you to it! And ooOOoo, but I've wisened up. I is prepared now *waves restraining order* :)

Elaine: hMMMMMM *narrows eyes* now I'm not sure if you're wishing me the best with my chosen area, or calling my professor a psycho. Argh! You did that on PURPOSE didn't you?! :)

Momma Tracy: Aww thanks. Half the fun of posting is knowing I'll get a sweet reply from you :) and yep, Prof B-C has also been telling us about Asperger's and how people dianosed have cognitive gifts. Reminds me of you every time I hear it :) ooh I hear you also have a proper Blogger account now! Parents these days, they're all so technologically competent. Can't hide anything from em anymore ;)

Ms Ellisa: Aw thanks! I was wondering if people would get the Disney villains reference. I tried getting the hyenas one but then I thought people might think I was referring to myself (I, uhm, have a distinctive laugh. Ahem.)

Jessica: ARGH! Now I can't stop saying 'shut uppez vous' in EVERY conversation in a Mandy Moore-esque American teen bitch accent. Don't you think I already have enough people who think I'm crazy?! :)

Savante: Ahaha. Don't ever let my supervisors hear you call me just a little screwed up - there will be violence :P

Anonymous said...

The medic I know has a heart.

Big one, too.

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Dr. Deb said...

So glad you posted again. And Guy Fawkes Day is something I learned about long ago - and for some reason, it still sticks in my mind when it comes time to celebrate it. Funny, huh?

Dan said...

hoi. i want the cumaskini out! yesterday!

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SeaSpray said...

Welcome back A.M.! Glad you have had a good support system. Good luck with psychology.

Where's the Donald? They didn't air him this fall and don't know if they will again.

Symbiosis said...

We havent been acquainted very well or for long...but I definitely enjoyed reading your blog..welcome back!

Pro et Contra Medic said...
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Pro et Contra Medic said...

Dear Angry medic

In “She Did NOT Just Say That!” you wrote that your lecturer said:
"Semen is a most dangerous substance. Always avoid it at all costs. Research has shown that it gives you the biggest tumour of all - pregnancy." -- explaining how squamous metaplasia is caused in the uterus.
Funny enough, one of my lecturers in gynaecology used the same quote as a salute to us. Pathologist must undoubtedly have some sort of congress where they exchange teaching techniques to entertain there students, witch is of proper professional standards.

Is the link under by any way a description of your blog name?

I hope you continue,
it’s quite enjoyably to read :)

hodilun said...

Oi.....you're back!
Missed you dear....call me!

Dundee Med Student said...

you're as quiet as me these days.

Medblog Addict said...

“Also on board for the new celebrity edition is former "Apprentice" villain Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.”

Apprentice 3 starts on Jan 3rd. Or has it gotten so serious that you don’t even care about Mr. Trump anymore? Hope things are going well. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

Tayaki said...

dear angry,

where have you gone? no post since the beginning of november? how am i supposed to procrastinate studying for finals without reading your posts?

Anonymous said...


The Angry Medic said...

Oh. Sweet Lord, no. That CAN'T be true.

Aki said...

Hello, I said I'd give you the link to this interesting picture right? Yeap, here you go.


I hope this can cheer you up (if you're not already cheered) =p

Frohes neues Jahr!

Aki said...

Awh darn. Lesse if this works


Aki said...

Wth am I doing? You should have the comment intact in your mailbox -,-

Whatever, G'night.