Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Here Comes the Sun (Musings on putting fun back into transfusion medicine)

This month, some light fair for December, Here Comes the Sun (Musings on putting fun back into transfusion medicine). The title comes from one of my favorite George Harrison songs.

The blog was stimulated by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia social media campaign to encourage viewers to imagine a "World Without Pathologists." Gee, I often dreamed of that when working in the transfusion service lab and later, when teaching. Just kidding, sort of.

THE FUN STUFF 
"World Without Pathologists" has two videos so far, and they made me laugh. 

Here are a few more videos that I hope will tickle your funny bone. 

First, take-offs on 'Call Me Maybe' by Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen, which is up for a 2013 Grammy as Song of the Year.
Non-health versions: 
Many health professionals use XtraNormal to produce fun videos that highlight the in-jokes of inter-professional relationships. Examples:
Medical schools have a tradition of producing humorous videos. One that I particularly enjoy is by University of Alberta med students:
Very funny, give it a chance. Part 2 has its moments too.

Hope you get a few chuckles from these inside jokes. If you know of similar videos, please let me know. 

FOR FUN
The blog's title comes from one of my favorite Beatle ditties. I live in Edmonton, the northernmost city in North America but we are one of Canada's sunniest cities, getting more than 17 hrs. of sun per day at summer solstice. 
And just because this clever remix with Rita Hayworth dancing in 10 of her movies is fabulous:
If this doesn't make you feel good, you're not alive. Also enjoy original with John Travolta strutting his stuff:
Comments are most welcome. Please write privately, e.g., via the address for feedback in TraQ's newsletter and I'll post your comments anonymously or under your name.

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukkah, Happy Holidays to all.

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