May 18th, 2004

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Time to slice the rat brains....

Well, I've put it off about as long as humanly possibly. Unless I can find some way to go faster than the speed of light and race around the planet over and over a la superman, I think it's finally time to bite the bullet. I don't like slicing rat brains. It's not an arduous task really...and once you get going it's really quite fast compared to other lab things you could be doing. The problem is the setup. It's just a pain in the ass going to get the dry ice and mounting all the little brains. Sometimes they snap off, your dry ice gets moisture infected until it's a giant block, and just when you think you're done, there are always more brains in the box. Slicing rat brains also leads to the inevitable of staining slides which if anything, is more obnoxious than the slicing. Sitting with a stop watch and moving trays of slides around every two minutes is hardly entertaining. Add to that the coverslipping with permount which leaves your fingers sticky for hours and reeking of lemon. Feh. I need to find myself a slave to do this sort of scutt work.
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I've been at this slicing thing for hours...I've had a headache in my eye for the past 6 hours or so now, and there's still tons to do. I'm getting really pissy about the whole situation. This is starting to remind me of a part of a murphy brown episode I saw once where the guy writes in to complain about the waiting period on getting a handgun. 'By then, I'm not angry anymore.' If I had a shotgun or rifle right now I'm not sure I could resist the urge to blow a certain cryostat into a million mangled pieces.
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Fucking morons

Student drinks lab chemical on a dare

Youth found bleeding from nose and mouth in hallway

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 Posted: 10:16 AM EDT (1416 GMT)

ODESSA, Texas (AP) -- A student who drank a chemical from his high school lab on a dare was recovering in a hospital, but not before a scare.

The student drank the unidentified chemical on a bet at the school, said Nancy Smith, a UMC supervisor.

"We need to find out what it was from the toxicologist," Assistant Principal Ray Lascano said. "All of those materials belonged to one of the chemistry labs."

The student was found last Wednesday in a school hallway, bleeding from the nose and mouth.

The unidentified student, a junior at Odessa High School, was upgraded Monday from critical to satisfactory condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Lascano, who talked with the youth's mother Monday afternoon, said swelling in his throat had receded enough for him to talk. The student was moved from the Lubbock hospital's intensive-care unit to the pediatric unit, he said.

Lascano said Ector County Independent School District officials were still investigating.

They should have let this brainac die in the hallway as a signpost that stupidity has deadly consequences. I can't believe they actually took him to the hospital. What a buncha fucking morons. At the very least the parents should be flogged within an inch of their lives and then sterilized. I'm sure if someone actually looks into it we'll find they're brother and sister or something like that anyway.

Not that I'm feeling very charitable at the moment, but even at the best of times I think I would want to see this guy dead. At my current nadir I'd kick a nun to death for looking at me funny. Maybe they should nurse him back to health and then force another vial of whatever he drank down his throat. We can repeat the process until he's good for nothing but gibbering to himself in a pile of his own filth. Then we march in the kids to see him in a new scared straight sort of program. This is stupidity kids. See it, recognize it, destroy it.
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