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“Design-palohälyttimistä tunnettu Jalo Helsinki on tuonut markkinoille Tom of Finland -teemaiset sammutuspeitteet. Sammutuspeitteen suojapussi on kuvitettu Tom of Finlandin työllä.

Englanninkielinen markkinointisivu on otsikoitu Kohtaa uusi hengenpelastajasi. Turvallisuusvinkkinä muistutetaan, että “älä pidä sitä kaapissa”. Varsinaisen verkkokaupan sivulla todetaan, että paloturvallisuusviranomaiset suosittelevat sammutuspeitettä jokaiseen kotiin, ja että sammutuspeitettä on syytä pitää esillä näkyvässä paikassa. Käyttöohjeet on painettu pussin kääntöpuolelle.

Sammutuspeitteestä on kahdella eri kuvalla varustetut versiot: The Aviator ja The Dog.“

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Iplehouse PID Dorothy

part of Iple’s new Pixxie Doll line, these babies are only 19 cm tall and feature a more stylised look compared to the natural & realistic sculpts that Iplehouse has come to be known for.

the faces are cute, IMHO, and have some room for versatility in Iple’s various resin colors. alas, I initially thought that Dorothy’s release would coincide with the introduction of a new shade of brown resin, but the drop-down menu on her order page lists this color as “light brown”, which seems to actually be the same ‘light brown’ that has been an option for a while now.

at any rate, I believe the promo photos show that Iplehouse remains a strong contender in the world of BJD, with improved joint design for posing, and an increased range in styles to appeal to an even broader portion of the doll-loving public.

Dr. Cranquis Does Gross Things

Some of the procedures/diagnoses I’ve encountered which make me glad to have a “strong stomach”…

  • Checking for Pelvic Infections — There’s a particular physical exam finding which can help determine whether a woman with abdominal pain is suffering from PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), called Cervical Motion Tenderness. This involves using two fingers to “wiggle” the cervix side-to-side. I find this procedure gross, not because of the cervical contact, but because I usually perform it after having first done a speculum exam which allows me to visualize the cervical opening — which often, in this disease, has some nasty smelly discharge flowing out of it. And for some reason, as I then proceed to wiggle the cervix with my (of course gloved) fingers, I always imagine that the motion is causing the cervix to ooze forth with more of the nasty fluid. *shudder*
  • Draining Thrombosed Hemorrhoids — Watch a couple procedural videos on this website — while imaging the smell of 3-day-old roadkill. ‘Nuff Said.
  • Draining Infected Sebaceous Cysts — Winner 3-years-in-a-row of the “Most gag-inducing smell by a skin condition”! And for extra fun, try draining a really tense full cyst on the back: the combination of the cyst’s internal pressure + the thick back skin which requires lots of pressure on the scalpel blade = sudden exploding smelly pus flying right at your face! (Hope you have quick reflexes… and a good cleaning service to wipe down the walls afterwards.)
  • Rupturing Amniotic Membranes in a laboring pregnant woman — The feel of that warm fluid flowing over my hand is bad enough. But a couple times, the amniotic sac is under so much pressure that the fluid SHOOTS out like some horrible obstetric Old Faithful! I witnessed an ob-gyn resident catch a flying mouthful of that stuff — he wasn’t the only one gagging afterwards! (Incidentally: Google Images doesn’t have any good live pictures of “breaking waters” — somebody needs to get busy with the camera at a delivery!)