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October 8, 2008 8:48 PM   Subscribe

Does this look infected to you? A Flickr pool that taps into the same part of your brain that makes you slow down to stare at a car accident. NSFL (lunch).

Via Metafilter's very own dansdata, who has a couple of cool blogs.

(Yes, I know. Sorry, but I just had to share this with someone and my wife just ran out, screaming.)
posted by Cobalt (40 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
This flickr group just obseleted a good chunk of AskMeFi volume.

Now where are the photo pools for Should I Eat This? and DTMFA or not?
posted by rokusan at 8:53 PM on October 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Thanks, pal.

Treat your wife's views with more respect.
posted by Auden at 8:55 PM on October 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Do.

Not.

Want.
posted by 5MeoCMP at 8:55 PM on October 8, 2008


The answer is yes. Yes it does.
posted by thatbrunette at 8:58 PM on October 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one who's relieve this wasn't about the economy?
posted by treepour at 9:05 PM on October 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


er, relieved, not relieve
posted by treepour at 9:06 PM on October 8, 2008


Rotten.com Blue
posted by BaxterG4 at 9:08 PM on October 8, 2008


Some of those are really good and gross. But as an EMT who's seen some truly bad stuff, I can assure you that most of those shots are pretty tame.
posted by blaneyphoto at 9:08 PM on October 8, 2008


I thought this was another thread about the VP debate.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:08 PM on October 8, 2008


Hella infected.
posted by clearly at 9:24 PM on October 8, 2008


Yeah, hey Cobalt, what's up, man? Awesome, dude and VOM!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:25 PM on October 8, 2008


Can I invoke "involuntary rule 34", if that is even possible these days? Ick.
posted by Iosephus at 9:50 PM on October 8, 2008


I had to look. but I didn't slow down.
posted by hortense at 10:02 PM on October 8, 2008



That poor infected kitty needs a hug.
posted by jnaps at 10:03 PM on October 8, 2008


Jeebus. Reminds me of when I was a kid and made the mistake of flipping through my dad's dermatology books. I was convinced that I had - or would contract - every single thing that I saw pictured in those pages.
posted by davidmsc at 10:47 PM on October 8, 2008


That is simultaneously the greatest and worst thing ever. I can't believe someone made that group but I'm also glad because it's an awesome sight to behold.
posted by mathowie at 10:49 PM on October 8, 2008


gross
posted by mr dodo at 11:01 PM on October 8, 2008


The answer is yes. Yes it does.

That's what I said!
posted by dansdata at 11:33 PM on October 8, 2008


NSFL (lunch)

Not safe for Lydia Lunch? Great. Now you'll be warning us about things Patti Smyth or Ann Magnuson won't like.
posted by sourwookie at 12:10 AM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow. I was morbidly fascinated. Those pics make me very very glad I am not those people.
posted by astroworm at 12:37 AM on October 9, 2008


This is one of those times I thank God that we no longer have the IMG tag at our disposal.
posted by salishsea at 12:57 AM on October 9, 2008 [5 favorites]


Rarely do I resist the temptation to click on links like this one; for example, I am a sucker for EW GROSS BUG threads. However, davidmsc's comment (Jeebus. Reminds me of when I was a kid and made the mistake of flipping through my dad's dermatology books. I was convinced that I had - or would contract - every single thing that I saw pictured in those pages) is telling me to stay far, far away.

Let's see how long that lasts.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:37 AM on October 9, 2008


Sadly i did not get a shot of the pus.

Well, that's certainly a combination of words I've never seen before.
posted by TungstenChef at 1:55 AM on October 9, 2008 [5 favorites]


I am so wonderfully glad I am amazingly, it seems, resistant to infection via wounds. I've been lacerated, stabbed, punctured, sliced, mauled, bitten, and other ways unpleasantly had protective flesh removed from my person and have never had more than the mildest of swelling.
posted by ZaneJ. at 2:47 AM on October 9, 2008


I am so wonderfully glad I am amazingly, it seems, resistant to infection via wounds. I've been lacerated, stabbed, punctured, sliced, mauled, bitten, and other ways unpleasantly had protective flesh removed from my person and have never had more than the mildest of swelling.
But your luck otherwise has been just AWFUL.
posted by Peach at 3:52 AM on October 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


This is just the inspiration I need to get to work on that fecal disimpaction post I've been thinking about.
posted by TedW at 4:25 AM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't beleive someone "stole" my idea! I've been joking about registering doesthislookinfectedtoyou.com for years now. (If you hang out in tattoo communities, you see a lot of this.)
posted by JoanArkham at 5:55 AM on October 9, 2008


I've been working on a long and detailed post about ear-wax sculpture, actually. But now I give up.
posted by fourcheesemac at 7:14 AM on October 9, 2008


Why do thumbnail photos of infected noses and fingers look like penises?
posted by cjorgensen at 7:50 AM on October 9, 2008


I had to ask that here, since I already used my askmefi question for the week.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:50 AM on October 9, 2008


Ooooh, I should start a group to post the infected genital close-ups I have to look at all day at work!

You ain't lived til you've eaten lunch at your desk while flipping through photos of ulcerated vaginas and penises covered in oozing chancres, or anuses fully covered and closed up by warts.

Good times.
posted by tristeza at 8:11 AM on October 9, 2008


blaneyphoto's right. These are small time. Maybe a little gross here and there.

A while back I worked with a guy who had a tumor protruding from his neck the size of a basketball with an open wound on it that was tunneling about 7 inches deep into his tissue. It was pungent, pus filled, necrotic, and bloody with a plethora of positive cultures. The nurses unwrapped it frequently as the dressing would saturate, cleaned it, redressed it. We were up close and personal with that wound. Poor guy had been treating it with high doses of vitamin C some quack had promoted as it got bigger and bigger. Happy ending though; along with massive drugs that thing was gone in a few months.

I've seen worse. Health care workers see some insane infections. Pathogens don't fuck around.

On preview tristeza may have me beat with the genitalia issues.
posted by dog food sugar at 8:25 AM on October 9, 2008


Why do thumbnail photos of infected noses and fingers look like penises?

Confirmation bias.
posted by rokusan at 9:09 AM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Are you fucking kidding me?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:33 AM on October 9, 2008


What? Where's the YouTubery of erupting boils and home surgeries?
posted by notashroom at 11:01 AM on October 9, 2008


Wow. I usually don't shy away from the gross stuff, but EEEEEEEWWWWWW.

Also reminds me of the time I was talking to my mom on the phone and she was trying to decide if it was worth it to go to the Dr. for a cut, trying to ask me if it sounded infected or not. Once she got to the green pus, I started screaming "I CAN TELL IT'S INFECTED OVER THE G-DDAMN PHONE."

She did the right thing and got antibiotics before the green pus achieved world domination.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:30 AM on October 9, 2008


What? Where's the YouTubery of erupting boils and home surgeries?

If that's your thing, there's some really cool (narrated!) videos of cochlear implant surgery out there. Not particularly gross, as these things go, and certainly not "home surgery", but ... bone drills are cool.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 11:40 AM on October 9, 2008


If that's your thing, there's some really cool (narrated!) videos of cochlear implant surgery out there. Not particularly gross, as these things go, and certainly not "home surgery", but ... bone drills are cool.

Not exactly my thing, but there's a certain sort of train-wreck appeal. The two things I can't watch are bones being drilled or sawed and c-sections. Spurting boils, tummy tucks, infected spider bites, vasectomies and the like remind me of dinnertime conversations growing up.
posted by notashroom at 12:26 PM on October 9, 2008


alt.binaries.pictures.retch.retch.puke
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:12 PM on October 9, 2008


And there's more where that came from: Flickr groups like What MRSA can do to you and Hurt and Healing. Warning: these contain pictures of what MRSA can do to you, as well as wounds that hurt but are healing.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 5:41 PM on October 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


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