Sunday, March 14, 2010

Like de Quincey he died with his arms full of holes

This man has had bad experiences with conventional doctors in the past, generally involving blood-letting, leeches and urine samples, so this time when he came down with a mild case of leprosy he took himself to a Complementary Medicine practitioner instead.

He has just discovered that medieval acupuncturists believed that the bigger the needles, and the more of them, the better.

19 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

I don't mind the blood-letting & leeches so much, but sampling urine doesn't seem to help at all.

tigris said...

Confessions of an opium-shooter? Or perhaps the gentleman here illustrated keeps his leeches in a receptacle of glass, as much like a sublunary wine-decanter as possible.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

He has just discovered that medieval acupuncturists believed that the bigger the needles, and the more of them, the better.

I know of a dentist can see next.
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mikey said...

I can't tell what the hell that is on naked-boy's right hip. If that picture was an xray, I'd figure it was a pair of scissors left by a surgeon distracted by the dental hygienist. Since we can likely assume that it's not an xray (typically, woodcuts don't generate the right part of the electromagnetic spectrum), we are left with the only remaining assumption - that he has a lovely silk ribbon around his waist and tied in a pretty little bow on his hip. To sort of bring out the color of his eyes, and of his foreskin...

Substance McGravitas said...

Seems unlikely they'd miss delving into his bum, but there you go: I am no expert.

Smut Clyde said...

that he has a lovely silk ribbon around his waist

The receptionist offered a couch,
And to wear, a pink posing pouch.
The nurse was so hot,
but the jabs in the bot
from long needles resulted in "Ouch".

Smut Clyde said...

Confessions of an opium-shooter?
More precisely, confessions of Grant Hart.

tigris said...

What does it mean that I got the reference to Thomas de Quincey right off the bat but had to google Grant Hart? SAD.

Another Kiwi said...

It's not a needle hole chart for K. Richards is it? I mean you don't want to get any of the little holes to join up all of a sudden, do you? Also he's old enough for it to be authentically dated.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

you guys oughta try posting pictures of attractive women with limited clothing, like that substance fellow.

It would still work with teh BOC lyrics.

Smut Clyde said...

pictures of attractive women with limited clothing

Too hard to obtain.

Substance McGravitas said...

Here.

tigris said...

you guys oughta try posting pictures of attractive women with limited clothing

She had FOUR BOOBS and the zombie's still not satisfied.

Another Kiwi said...

Gee thanks Subby, I was getting sick of working at the Mormon Library anyway.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He has just discovered that medieval acupuncturists believed that the bigger the needles, and the more of them, the better.

A trend the Swiss took to ridiculous extremes.

Smut Clyde said...

Are those people attacking a giant porcupine?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

She had FOUR BOOBS and the zombie's still not satisfied.

not enough branes.

Another Kiwi said...

The picture of the Swiss piksters showsas the usual method of paying Swiss Mercenaries when it was time for them to GO AWAY.
A large grapefruit would be sliced in half and oversized toothpicks with cheese chunks on them were stuck into the grapefruit. Whilst all of the mercenaries milled about trying to get at their share, the gates of whatever city they had just saved/destroyed would be shut behind them. An astonishingly successful ruse for 600 years it began to break down in the mid 16th Century and lead to the Swiss mercenary motto, "Who moved my cheese and would they like a pike up the jacksy?"

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

An astonishingly successful ruse for 600 years it began to break down in the mid 16th Century and lead to the Swiss mercenary motto, "Who moved my cheese and would they like a pike up the jacksy?"

Fondue was invented as a countermeasure to such perfidy.