Friday, April 22, 2005

Friday Random Ten - "Snow White and The Twelve Cranial Nerves" edition

The Second Weekly Electric Mayhem Friday Random Ten, out of 268 tracks:

1. Olu Dara - I See The Light
2. They Might Be Giants - Wearing A Raincoat
3. The Roots - Why
4. David Bowie - Reality
5. Tom Waits - Shake It
6. Muse - Tsp
7. Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb
8. The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
9. Parliament - Mothership Connection
10. Keith Jarrett Trio - The Out-of-Towners

My first final exam was today, and although I don't want to turn this week's worth of posts into "Oh god, my exams, my exams!", there was one part of the exam that made me laugh out loud in a room full of quiet, nervous students. Our professor, in order to test our knowledge about the cranial nerves, formulated a question where she "re-told" the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and had us fill in the blanks using cranial nerves. Which lead to the following post-examination exchange:
Meg: What did you put for "The prince used ___ to kiss Snow White"?
Me: Cranial Nerve VII.
Meg: Me too, but I couldn't remember it at first. So I almost put down Cranial Nerve XII, because it could have been a French kiss...
Mike: Yeah. "CN VII, but CN XII if the prince was really friendly."

Okay, so speech science jokes don't really work outside their context. But if I was the prof, I would give him extra marks.

3 comments:

Jago said...

Jago's Random Ten 04/22/05 (of a possible 642)
(Yeah, I guess I could do it on my blog, but...)

1. Our Lady Peace - Whatever
2. System of a Down - Shimmy
3. N.E.R.D. - Truth or Dare
4. Finch - What It Is to Burn
5. Cake - Sheep Go to Heaven
6. Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin - Bach's Musette
7. Big Country - In a Big Country
8. Snitches - Right Before My Eyes
9. Tenacious D - Kielbasa (live)
10. System of a Down - Sugar

MENSA Supermodel said...

The cranial nerves jokes made me laugh out loud - it translates outside of speech science but since I'm a med student I figure that it's still staying at a particular level of geekdom. Soooo funny - that prof rules!

Sylvana said...

I had to take psych physio a couple of years ago. He of course had the question: "If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one there to hear it does it make a sound?" And this was a legitimate question.