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FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for April 28, 2009
Dr. Ting: Don't forget to check your cultures today, people. If everyone is ready, we'll resume our earth. Worm dissection where we left off. No, no, Paige- those aren't the fruit flies, those are their maggots. Paige: Oh. I'm surprised no one's ever tried to market the "fourth-period biology class" diet. Nicole: My lunch?
tbree about 14 years ago
Why? Are you about to lose your lunch? Or maybe that’s breakfast coming back now.
hamsterface about 14 years ago
I once dissected a fish in middle school. Then the cafeteria’s lunch that day was “fried fish fillet”. What a strange coincidence…
LibrarianInTraining about 14 years ago
We did all that in high school, and yes, lunch was right after biology. We named our frog “Dead Spot” and made him dance, so we didn’t feel so bad when we took him apart. (At least I didn’t. My whole team called in sick on the second day, so I had to go solo.)
Jogger2 about 14 years ago
People joke about dissecting worms in the period before lunch where spaghetti is served. That actually happened. We didn’t use rubber gloves then. Later, we had to dissect small sharks. The oil and fat from the shark combined with formaldehyde made my hands stink. This made it difficult to eat a sandwich.
Smiley Rmom about 14 years ago
I fainted after reading a book the year before I had to take biology. Since I went to a small school, it was common knowledge. So when we dissected, I wasn’t expected to do much.
yyyguy about 14 years ago
i know it sound stereotypical, but my biology lab partners were 2 girls who didn’t want to cut. we got top marks because our incisions were so precise (when what they really were was scared).
The Duke 1 about 14 years ago
We had lunch period right after our frog dissections! Served spaghetti, they did!
dhubb about 14 years ago
Me and my lab partner got extra marks for being the first ones to get the skin completely off the frog, my partner was about to vomit, and I just wanted to get the bleeep thing done and over with. I think we finished a good 15 minutes before everyone else.
Benedick about 14 years ago
Maybe it’s because that diet works too well…
kfaatz925 about 14 years ago
In senior year bio I dissected a fetal pig with no qualms. Nowadays handling raw chicken makes me squeamish. Go figure…
Radical-Knight about 14 years ago
OK!, about this new FAD diet, it’s called BIOLOGY 101!!
Joe_Minotaur about 14 years ago
Doesn’t anyone hunt or fish? We cleaned the large game in the field and fish were cleaned at home or at the campsite. Biology? Rinse off the formaldehyde and get on with it.
Miserichord about 14 years ago
We did live frog dissections in Jr High (9th grade, maybe 8th, it was a LOONG time ago). First thing you had to do was pith the frog, pretty much giving it a lobotomy. Then remove the still beating heart. Skin, examine internal organs, muscle structures, then boil flesh off to examine the skeleton. Extra credit if you kept the skeleton intact. Many kids were grossed out, but I had been cleaning fish, rabbits, birds, etc. since I was 9. I pointed out that with some onions, carrots and seasonings we could have some pretty good soup.
What can I say? I was, and still am, a redneck science geek.
saerwen1894 over 13 years ago
we did cow heard dissections right before lunch and everyone had peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches. They are now Blood clot sandwhiches