Self Surgery

What do you do if you’re the only doctor on a Soviet Antarctic expedition and your appendix starts acting up? If you’re not a wuss, you operate on yourself like Leonid Rogozov! If you’re a Caustic Soda host, you cry in a corner until it explodes and you die painfully.

This episode you’ll hear about a great many people of great will and their amazing self-surgeries!

Song: Dem Dry Bones by the Delta Rhythm Boys

Videos

Movie Reviews

DIE HARD
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 8/10
Kevin: 8/10

THE TERMINATOR
Toren: 8/10
Joe: 8/10
Kevin: 8/10

PI
Toren: 8/10
Joe: Can’t remember well enough to rate
Kevin: 6/10

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 4/10
Kevin: 9/10

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Toren: 9/10
Joe: 7/10
Kevin: 9/10

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
Toren: 8/10
Joe: 9/10
Kevin: 8/10

PAN’S LABYRINTH
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 8/10
Kevin: 9/10

PUNISHER (Thomas Jane)
Kevin: 7/10

21 Responses

  1. There are a couple video games with self surgery. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater had it. If Snake got an injury, you couldn’t restore your health until you fixed the injury. You had to dig out bullets, set and splint broken bones, bandage burns, etc. It was actually the one part of an otherwise fantastic game that didn’t really work.

    The other game that comes to mind is Far Cry 2. This video speaks for itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENswNs3Q-Fg

  2. If I remember correctly, in Fallout 2 you could remove (and subsequently eat) an extra toe gained from wading through too much radiation.

  3. Hey Toren, did I ever tell you about the guy I knew that took out his own tooth?
    (Razor blade, pliers, under the counter anesthetic)

  4. i get wicked migraines and am convinced trepanation would cure me. of course i can’t get a doctor to agree. maybe the trepanation society can help me out. then i’ll run for government.

  5. i get wicked migraines and am convinced trepanation would cure me. of course i can’t get a doctor to agree. maybe the trepanation society can help me out. then i’ll run for government.

  6. I’m a little disappointed. I was considering a little self surgery to remove an enflamed taste bud in my tongue (ie giant lump on my tongue) that’s been bugging me for about a year, but tonight it came off, presumably with dinner. 🙁 Also bummed that I didn’t take a pic for you.

    Great ep. 🙂

  7. oooooh! I had the privilege to see the anatomical medical museum in the hospital in Leiden. And lo and behold, there is a painting and a leather cup with a eggshaped thingy there. I started smiling and get all enthousiastic and the host of the museum says: ” oh, you know what this is?”. Oh I was soo excited!
    I forgot to take a picture, but the bladderstone of Jan de Doet is on displayed in the Leiden University Anatomical Museum! It was awesome!

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