Terra Sigillata

I was unaware the DrugMonkey and PhysioProf were on the payroll of The Onion.

I’m not a behaviorial pharmacologist but I know quite a few and it didn’t keep me from howling out loud at yet another gem from one of my favorite satirical pubs.


  1. #1 chezjake
    May 3, 2008

    Thanks for the chortles.

    That brought to mind one of the first pieces of pharmacology humor I ever saw — I think it was in 1962 at the FASEB meetings in Atlantic City. A group of grad students and post-docs from the pharmacology department of one of the London medical schools showed a movie they’d put together, ostensibly for recruiting new grad students in pharmacology — done in the style of the “Carry On…” movies which were very popular at that time. It was hilarious. I wonder if any copies still exist.

  2. #2 Dr. Val
    May 3, 2008

    I adore the Onion and wanted to personally thank the writer of this gem: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30988

    If it was DrugMonkey or PhysioProf… my deepest gratitude!

  3. #3 DrugMonkey
    May 4, 2008

    The test subject, a common house mouse, briskly traversed the complicated wooden maze in under 30 seconds or, according to the study’s final report, roughly 1/8,789,258 as long as it took the lab to secure funding for the experiment.

    this was a serious screen cleaning moment.

  4. #4 PhysioProf
    May 4, 2008

    Thanks for the link, motherfucker!

  5. #5 drdrA
    May 4, 2008

    But wait a minute, where were the wackaloon mice?

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