Giant Microbes - cute, morbid humor

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 30, 2008 10:23 AM GMT
    Has anyone else checked out Giant Microbes? It's a company that sells giant-sized (a few to several inches) plush versions of famous / infamous microbes.

    I'm think of getting some brain cells myself.
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    Mar 30, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    Brain cells look adorable. icon_razz.gif

    Here's an idea. Why don't they make glass sculptures of diatoms, foraminifera, or even pollen. Those have very fascinating shapes. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 30, 2008 12:26 PM GMT
    Considering I'm one of the unfortunate few who've had a bout with malaria maybe I should get one of those.
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 30, 2008 12:32 PM GMT
    Geez, I never knew syphilis was so cute.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 30, 2008 1:01 PM GMT
    HIV even looks scary when cutified:

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    Mar 30, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    Giardia under the microscope looks just like an old man staring back at ya. That silly stuffed thing looks nothing like a dirty old man.icon_rolleyes.gif Now syphilis, being a spirochete, I could go for that.icon_razz.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 30, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    alexander7 saidGiardia under the microscope looks just like an old man staring back at ya. That silly stuffed thing looks nothing like a dirty old man.icon_rolleyes.gif Now syphilis, being a spirochete, I could go for that.icon_razz.gif


    I don't know I can see a bit of a resemblance.

    Myself, I'm waiting for cryptosporidium. I've always had a soft-spot for protozoans.
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    Mar 30, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    You can also get neck ties (for you east-coast types), boxers, etc. imprinted with your favorite parasite. They're very popular in the crowds I hang with.

    http://www.iawareables.com/
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    Mar 30, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    /checking out the Iawareables site

    Wow...the idea of wearing HIV- or testosterone-patterned boxers to a hook-up boggles my mind.

    Ghastly, morbid, yet interesting.

    I see that they also sell Giant Microbes products ^_^
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    Mar 30, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    I cant get an enlarged view of the testosterone boxers...they are just what I need hahahahahaha ... icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 30, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    I wonder if Giant microbes isn't a discriminatory term .. maybe we should say Microbes of larger stature? lol I saw these things a while back on
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/
    I recommend it for all kinds of tech toys and gadgets.

    But yeah it can be all sorts of fun to say "I got my ____ clap for their birthday"
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 30, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    Testosterone Boxers - to give you that extra bit of confidence in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, wherever(!)
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    Mar 30, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidTestosterone Boxers - to give you that extra bit of confidence in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, wherever(!)
    bio_testosteroneboxl.jpg


    well you certainly wont miss those in the bedroom, locker room, wherever .....hahahaha.... icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 30, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    Oh the infectious awareables stuff is pretty cool too. I am sure there are many who would love to give their boss an anthrax tie. I especially liked their sale .. eradication sale. I will have to forward that link to my friend at the CDC! I think he works in HIV awareness planning or something.

    Better yet give it to someone who has no clue what it is .. then one day after many days of wearing it some doctor or scientist says .. "you know you have E.coli on your neck tie .. have you been eating fast food lately?"
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Mar 30, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    I'm in my third microbiology lab. Every one of them has featured at least some of the giant microbes in plush form. Such is the life in academia.
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    Mar 30, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidHIV even looks scary when cutified:

    hiv.jpg


    Oh god, thats a nightmare right there....why couldn't they make it pink or baby blue...ill go weep in my sheets now
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 30, 2008 5:12 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidI wonder if Giant microbes isn't a discriminatory term .. maybe we should say Microbes of larger stature?


    ROFLMAO!!!
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  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 30, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidOh the infectious awareables stuff is pretty cool too. I am sure there are many who would love to give their boss an anthrax tie. I especially liked their sale .. eradication sale. I will have to forward that link to my friend at the CDC! I think he works in HIV awareness planning or something.

    Better yet give it to someone who has no clue what it is .. then one day after many days of wearing it some doctor or scientist says .. "you know you are have E.coli on your neck tie .. have you been eating fast food lately?"


    Hehe...geez ActiveAndFit you're on a roll.
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    Mar 30, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    my mom bought me the Bubonic Plague
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    Mar 30, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    Caslon said[quote][cite]NickoftheNorth said[/cite]Testosterone Boxers - to give you that extra bit of confidence in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, wherever(!)
    bio_testosteroneboxl.jpg


    well you certainly wont miss those in the bedroom, locker room, wherever .....hahahaha.... icon_lol.gif[/quote]

    criminy! these only come in XL and XXL ... WTF???
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 30, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    Caslon said[quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite][quote][cite]NickoftheNorth said[/cite]Testosterone Boxers - to give you that extra bit of confidence in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, wherever(!)
    bio_testosteroneboxl.jpg


    well you certainly wont miss those in the bedroom, locker room, wherever .....hahahaha.... icon_lol.gif[/quote]

    criminy! these only come in XL and XXL ... WTF???[/quote]

    Hmmm...icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 30, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidTestosterone Boxers - to give you that extra bit of confidence in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, wherever(!)
    I think sometimes my boxers have my own testosterone on them icon_redface.gif , but it is not red.
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    ActiveAndFit said[quote][cite]NickoftheNorth said[/cite]Testosterone Boxers - to give you that extra bit of confidence in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, wherever(!)
    I think sometimes my boxers have my own testosterone on them, but it is not red.icon_redface.gif[/quote]


    if it were red, you would be ovulating icon_smile.gif be happy it isn't red, haha
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    Mar 30, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
    Moudi said ActiveAndFit said[/cite]I think sometimes my boxers have my own testosterone on them, but it is not red.icon_redface.gif

    if it were red, you would be ovulating icon_smile.gif be happy it isn't red, haha
    icon_eek.gif Yah, ..OVULATION ..its like scrambled eggs with ketchup .. It ain't my thang!
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    Mar 30, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said[quote][cite]Moudi said[/cite] ActiveAndFit said[/cite]I think sometimes my boxers have my own testosterone on them, but it is not red.icon_redface.gif

    if it were red, you would be ovulating icon_smile.gif be happy it isn't red, haha
    icon_eek.gif Yah, ..OVULATION ..its like scrambled eggs with ketchup .. It ain't my thang![/quote]


    scrambled eggs and ketchup sounds disgusting! but u know..a pussy could be nice once in a while icon_razz.gif lol