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SDN's Godwin's Law

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Little Etoile, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Little Etoile

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    Godwin's Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

    Here's our version:

    Someone posts a complaint about something.

    Example: "I hate kittens."

    Someone responds back saying that the OP's intolerance of that something inherently guarantees that the OP will be a bad doctor and that they shouldn't be going into medicine.

    Example: "OMGZ. HOW CAN YOU HATE KITTENS? YOU ARE GOING TO BE A HORRIBLE DOCTOR. IF YOU CAN'T LOVE KITTENS, HOW WILL YOU LOVE YOUR PATIENTS? OR LOVE YOUR PATIENTS WHO LOVE KITTENS? IF YOU ARE THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE WE ARE DOOOOOMED. I HOPE I NEVER HAVE YOU AS A DOCTOR."


    Y/Y? Shall we add this to The Unofficial-Official SDN Pre-Med Glossary? :hardy:
     
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    a bit bored i see.
     
  4. Little Etoile

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    Look who's callin' the kettle black. ;)

    And yes, I'm living up in the remote mountains right now and burnt out on studying/revising my personal statement. My mind was wandering. :)
     
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    ahahaaha. well played. ok. ill leave you be
     
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    No, because it's specific to SDN. The glossary is for widely used terms that aren't site specific.

    This thread may now return to banter about that term & any other terms that people think would be suitable for an imaginary "Pre-Allo Forum Glossary".

    Let your imagination run wild, but remember to keep it "Family Friendly".
     
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    we need to have something about stuck-up tools...
     
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    If you start a thread like this....you will be a horrible doctor.
     
  9. HumidBeing

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    I wondered how long it would take to get to that reply.
     
  10. umz

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    Also, nazis.
     
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    Kittens are horrible people.
     
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    I heard that if you don't like kittens, you're a nazi.
     
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    i heard that if you didnt like jews, you could be a nazi too

    should jews and kittens form a tag-team to take down the nazis?

    is that what indy jones really should have done?
     
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    Wwid?
     
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    No, SDN, I would like that in all caps! :mad:

    WWID???
     
  16. Depakote

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    What you're referring to has been dubbed "Burnett's Law" on SDN.

    "If XYZ", then "you are obviously going to be a horrible doctor" or, "I feel bad for your future patients"
     
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    Once you've heard of Burnett's Law you can't help but see it everywhere!

    Really, until I was looking for it I didn't realize how often people question your abilities as a physician based on random crap.
     
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    So far I've been told that I would make a horrible doctor three times (that I know of).

    I've actually been called a nazi here too. And not in the, "Oh, haha! You're such a nazi!" way.

    In the, "You god-damn nazi I hope you rot." way. =(


    Nazis make horrible doctors.
     
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    Honestly, if you haven't heard of Burnett's law I feel sorry for your future patients.
    :smuggrin:
     
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    Dude, I love kittens!

    Right next to my salad and a glass of wine.
     
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    If you so callously invoke Burnett's law you'll never make it as a doctor.



    :boom:

    (I can't believe your head exploded. If your head explodes, you'll never make it as a doctor.)
     
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    Wait, wait. See, when I read these kinds of things, that's when I know *I* will never be a good doctor. Boy do I feel sorry for my patients :(

    Stupid kittens. They ruined my whole life.
     
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    I hate kittens, but I'm going into plastics so it doesn't matter.
     
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    Are you planning on making all the kittens you come across look like Joan Rivers?
     
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    [​IMG]



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  26. Little Etoile

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    P.S. I just laughed out loud so hard at your signature quote. That was a great thread. :D
     
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    Instead of spending your time complaining on SDN about how you're expected to like kittens, you might want to devote some effort to self-evaluation. Are you smarter then a Hardvard admissions officer? If they say you should demonstrate some kitten affinity, perhaps - shocking - you should give that some thought. Why don't you think kittens are cute? Rather then dispargage people who've enjoyed and learned from batting string with a tabby you could be working on the weaknesses in your personality that keeps you from liking kittens. Spend a month living in a kitty shelter. Nothing turns off an adcom quicker then whining and a sense of entitlement.
     
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    Pffft! :laugh:


    Awesome!
     
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    :laugh::thumbup:

    Seriously though, jult24er is right. I spent a summer in Africa volunteering at a kitten orphanage, and it was the most enlightening experience of my life. It's actually what inspired me to pursue a career in medicine in the first place.
     
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    LOL. thanks for that.
     
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    Thinking of joan rivers and looking at this picture made me laugh for a good ten minutes.
     
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    :laugh: well played!
     
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    I guess we can call that the corollary to Burnett's Law?
     
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    hahaahaaa
     
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    Kittens are subhuman.
     
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    What, no fava beans?
     
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    If you're going into medicine to randomly stab people and then stuff kittens in the wounds, I feel sorry for your future patients. I have a kitten for you.
     
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    I hate kittens and Nazis, but I love Nazi Kittens.

    I am going to be a terrible doctor.
     
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    This thread delivers :thumbup:






    ... just like the pizzas the OP will deliver when sued out of practice for being a horrible doctor.
     
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    I've got one,

    Law2Doc's Law of Pessimism:

    Any and every comment made that induces one to believe that doctors, med students, or residents have pleasant and/or frugal lives will be refuted within 3 posts by Law2Doc himself. This includes but is not limited to repudiations involving the "time value of money" or "80+ hour work weeks for residents and med students."
     
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    you know who else supported universal health care? Hitler.
     
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    :laugh: That's actually pretty funny.

    Law2Doc: Delivering the harsh, harsh truth since December 2004.
     
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    Lol yeah but seriously I value his posts on here alot more than others, so we're very grateful for his services.
     
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    Bumping because I :love: this thread.
     
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    lol, never saw this one the first time around.
     
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